Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize internal structures and organs in the body. It has become increasingly popular in aesthetic medicine as a tool to improve the safety and efficacy of various treatments. We pride ourselves in utilizing ultrasound imaging technology at GFaceMD to ensure the safest and most educational treatment experience possible for our patients!
In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most significant benefits we’ve seen in implementing ultrasound technology at our practice.
1. Locating blood vessels (Vascular mapping)
One of the most significant benefits of ultrasound is its ability to locate vasculature prior to injectable treatments. By visualizing blood vessels with ultrasound, providers can more effectively avoid these important structures, thus improving the safety of injectable treatments and reducing the risk of complications. We are able to distinguish between arteries and veins using Pulse Doppler.
2. You can’t “Manage what you don’t Measure”
Ultrasound can also be used to measure changes in skin thickness after collagen-stimulating treatments like Sculptra and Radiesse and muscle thickness after neurotoxin injections (Botox/Dysport). This direct measurement allows providers to track the progress of treatments over time and adjust their approach as needed, curating treatments to each patient’s needs and goals.
3. Locating and identifying previous filler
Previous fillers can also be located and identified utilizing ultrasound technology. This can be especially useful for dissolving treatments as it enables providers to more accurately customize the injection locations and volume, helping patients to achieve optimal results.
4. Complication Management
Finally, ultrasound can be used to identify and treat complications. Providers can utilize ultrasound imaging to diagnose and treat complications such as collagen nodules, granulomas, vascular events, or other adverse reactions to previous treatments.