Different Applications of Ultrasound in Dermal Filler Procedures
Here are some of the ways in which we use ultrasound with dermal fillers:
1. Anatomy Assessment
Before the procedure, we may use ultrasound to assess your facial anatomy, particularly in areas with heightened risk. This step allows us to visualise blood vessels and choose the most optimal technique and depth to minimise the possibility of complications.
2. Ultrasound-Guided Injections
Ultrasound-guided injections allow our practitioners to observe the needle’s real-time movement and the precise placement of the filler. This is particularly valuable when treating areas close to blood vessels, ensuring the utmost accuracy and safety.
3. Filler Evaluation and Dissolving Aid
When a filler no longer aligns with your aesthetic goals due to migration, ultrasound helps us identify its placement and depth. This knowledge facilitates a treatment plan for accurate dissolving, minimising pain, reducing the volume needed for injection, and confirming the filler’s dissolution during subsequent reviews.
How Ultrasound Works
The Clarius Cloud ultrasound device, coated with a gel for smooth gliding, utilises ultrasound waves that penetrate the skin, offering a visual representation of the facial layers. While it can’t penetrate bone, it provides clear imagery of bone structures due to their reflective properties. Fluid-containing elements such as blood vessels and their blood flow are vividly displayed on the ultrasound, enhancing our ability to navigate safely.
Our Commitment to Your Safety and Satisfaction
The incorporation of ultrasound in our procedures is part of our commitment to improving safety, optimising results, and preventing and managing complications. If any potential filler-related issues arise, ultrasound enables us to diagnose and treat them more effectively. Moreover, its regular use benefits our team’s understanding of facial anatomy and its variations.
For those patients experiencing issues with their long-standing fillers leading to lumping or swelling, ultrasound is the key to locating and dissolving the filler in a straightforward procedure.
At Define By Jill, our priority is your well-being, and the use of ultrasound with dermal fillers exemplifies our dedication to providing the safest and most effective treatments to enhance your natural beauty.