How Facial Ultrasound Technology is Revolutionising aesthetic Medicine

Imagine being able to see inside your patient's skin without making a single incision. The idea seems pretty far-fetched, right? Only a few years ago, this would have been nothing more than science fiction. But thanks to facial ultrasound technology, it's now a reality.

Facial ultrasound is a relatively new development in aesthetic medicine. It uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of the layers of tissue beneath the skin's surface. This allows doctors to see things that they wouldn't be able to see with the naked eye, unlike traditional facial examinations.

Ultrasound technology is already being used for a variety of medical applications. But its potential in the field of facial aesthetic medicine is only just beginning to be explored.

A review of current imaging techniques in aesthetic medicine published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that facial ultrasound is a valuable tool for assessing the skin's condition and providing treatment guidance. 

The authors of the review concluded that facial ultrasound "shows promise as a safe and non-invasive method for image-guided aesthetic procedures."

This article will explore how facial ultrasound technology is being used to revolutionize the field of aesthetic medicine, and outline the potential benefits of this new technology.

Ultrasound image of the lips 

Facial Ultrasound Technology and Aesthetic Medicine

As defined by Aesthetic Nursing, ''Prior to cosmetic injections of neurotoxin or dermal filler, ultrasound can be used to visualize the anatomy of a targeted area and screen for vessels and anatomic anomalies. Additionally, it can be used to characterize complications of filler injections, for example, granulomas, biofilms, or delayed onset nodules.''

Facial ultrasound imaging can help aesthetic practitioners guide injections of products like hyaluronidase, collagenase, steroids, or deoxycholate (Weiner, 2021). Likewise, Kilgariff (2020) suggests that facial ultrasound can be a practical means of determining the efficacy of lipolytic treatments or body sculpting treatments by assessing subcutaneous adiposity and muscle thickness.

Facial ultrasound can also be used to monitor the progress of facial rejuvenation treatments over time. By observing changes to the skin's surface and structure, facial ultrasound assists medical professionals in gauging different facial rejuvenation treatments and pinpointing which ones produce the best results.

As you can see, facial ultrasound technology has a lot of potential applications in the field of aesthetic medicine. But what are the specific benefits of facial ultrasound? Let's take a closer look.

Ultrasound image of the temple 

The Benefits of Facial Ultrasound in Aesthetic Medicine

1. Facial Ultrasound is a Great Diagnostic Tool

Facial ultrasound is an excellent diagnostic tool. It can be used to assess a wide range of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and dark spots. Facial ultrasound can also help identify underlying health conditions that may be causing facial skin concerns. For example, facial ultrasound can be used to detect hormonal imbalances, which can cause skin problems like acne and pigmentation.

Facial ultrasound is also helpful for diagnosing facial nerve damage. This is important because facial nerve damage can lead to facial paralysis, which can be very difficult to treat.

2. Facial Ultrasound is Non-Invasive

Facial ultrasound is a completely non-invasive procedure. There is no need for needles, injections, or any other type of invasiveness. This makes facial ultrasound a great option for people who are looking for a gentle and effective way to find the underlying cause of their facial skin concerns.

3. Facial Ultrasound is Affordable

Facial ultrasound is a very affordable procedure. It is usually covered by insurance, and there are no hidden costs or fees. This makes facial ultrasound a great option for people who are looking for an affordable way to improve their facial skin health.

4. Facial Ultrasound Obtains Better Results for Aesthetic Medicine

Facial ultrasound can help aesthetic practitioners obtain better results for their patients. This is because facial ultrasound provides a clear and concise image of the facial anatomy. This helps practitioners to identify the optimal injection sites for facial rejuvenation treatments.

Additionally, facial ultrasound can help practitioners monitor the progress of facial rejuvenation treatments over time. By observing changes to the skin's surface and structure, facial ultrasound assists medical professionals in gauging different facial rejuvenation treatments and identifying which ones produce the most useful outcomes.

What Does the Future Hold for Facial Ultrasound in Aesthetic Medicine?

Facial ultrasound technology is still in its early stages of development, and there is much potential for it to be used in new and innovative ways in the field of aesthetic medicine.

For now, IDA is at the forefront of facial ultrasound technology, offering courses for dentists to obtain their dental licenses in Sweden. But as facial ultrasound technology continues to evolve, we'll likely see it being used in even more ways to revolutionize the field of aesthetic medicine.

If you're interested in learning more about facial ultrasound technology and how it can be used to improve your facial skin health, contact IDA today. 

We would be happy to answer any of your questions.

Without hard work, nothing grows but a mustache!

The idea for IDA came about when I was a teacher at Karolinska Institute, but much to my dismay when I voiced my ideas, no one believed it was something worth pursuing. However knowing the challenges I and many other dentists who come to Sweden face, it was no longer a matter of “if”, but “when” will I pursue IDA. I did not know what I was going to call it, how I would do it, what I did know was there are many talented dentists that deserve a fair chance to thrive! 


I am elated and proud to say that IDA is the first academy in Sweden to offer courses for dentists with degrees outside the EU, and more recently, the first to use facial ultrasound in its practice!

My story begins in the early 00’s ,when my family moved back to Sweden; I was in my late teens and I had just completed high school abroad because of this, I faced difficulties in my application process to universities in Sweden. At the time I was debating whether to move to London and pursue architecture or dentistry, ultimately I chose dentistry in Iran.

Persian was not my strongest language and I struggled and failed a lot during the first and second year of dental school, but I was determined. I promised myself that I have to succeed.

So… I tried again, and again, and again, until I saw results. Due to the fact that dental school in Iran is one year longer than in Sweden, I had the opportunity to gain experience under the supervision of some of the most successful dentists in Iran.  

After graduating in 2013, I moved to London and began working at a pharmacy in Edgware road. At the same time, I began preparing for the kunskapsprov. The first time I did the exam in English and due to the lack of information on the exam, I was not aware that it was in Swedish only. The administration was kind enough to contact me and let me know they will not make this one count (back then, you had only three chances to do the kunskapsprov).

There was so little information available, besides the long list of books they recommend to study.

“My vision for IDA is to be the leading academy in Scandinavia in regards to education in both 

dental and aesthetic injection.” 

- Israa Oraibi

The same administration recommended that I should apply for KUT. Remembering a customer of mine at the pharmacy I worked at back in London, who was a dentist from Stockholm, after conversing, he asked me why I haven’t applied for KUT. I was not even aware of such a program.

There were 86 other dentists, including me, that had applied. Once I was called in for my interview i flew from London to Stockholm, and finally in May 2014 I received my acceptance. 

Jumping with excitement, hugging my colleagues, knowing these will be the last moments I will share with them as I embark on my new journey. I no longer felt lost, I was more determined than ever.

The next 9 months of learning at Karolinska Institute was the first time in a long time I found myself enjoying and appreciating every lecture and every book I had to read.

And finally, in the summer of 2015 I got an email from Socialstylersen, informing me that I am now a licensed dentist!

“In 2015, right before completing the KUT one year program to obtain my Swedish dental license. I quickly realised without hard work, nothing grows but a mustache.”

My first job was at Bromma Hospital,followed by an opportunity to teach at Karolinska Institute and supervise students at the clinic. This gave me the opportunity to teach many wonderful students and work with a fantastic team of educators. 

I had been interested in teaching for quite some time at this point. It was then that I noticed that dentists coming from countries outside of the EU, received little to no help.


Thus, the idea of IDA was born, and three years later, here we are.


Sitting here today, revisiting the steps I took to get to where I am today, I share my story with you in hopes of inspiring you; to remind you that no matter the hardships that come your way, hard work, perseverance, and a positive mindset is all you need to succeed.