Study Shows Microfuced Ultrasounds work for skin laxity
A study published in JAMA Facial Plastic surgery showed that MFU – Microfocused Ultrasound – fixes face and neck skin laxity in patients with Fitzpatrick skin Types III to VI, with no serious side effects. Who carried out this study? 2 physicians based on Maryland, Hema A. Sundaram, MD, working on Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Rockville and Monte O. Harris, MD, working on the Center for Aesthetic Modernism in Chevy Chase carried out a trial (non randomized and open-label) in order to find on their own whether such ultrasound is actually safe.
The physicians got samples (skin tissue) from 52 adults with Fitzpatrick Skin Types III to VI and assessed them before treating them with MFU. Ultrasound Imaging was carried out on the area that was treated so as to make sure appropriate acoustic transducer coupling! The leaders of the study found 3 adverse reactions! Two of these adverse events had to do with mild edema or welts while one was about a moderately servere prolonged erythema with mild scabbing! Good news is that the events were temporary, all of them had dissappeared in 90 days. After 90 days, all events were resolved without sequelae.
The researchers stated: “The adverse events that occurred in this trial were temporary and associated with treatment technique,” and added “When performed by trained physicians, MFU is safe in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types III to VI.”
Finally we need to highlight that this research was sponsored by Ulthera.