What is Ultherapy?
While some might argue that lines and wrinkles are the well-earned marks of experience, few would disagree that loose and sagging skin can make us look tired and worn. Though little can rival the dramatic results of surgery, there is a new non-invasive procedure called Ultherapy that uses ultrasound waves to counteract the effects of time by tightening and lifting facial skin tissue.
The beauty of this procedure lies in its regenerative effect as it gradually restores memory to the skin and underlying tissue, working literally from the inside out.
How is it different from other treatments?
Ultherapy is the only skin rejuvenation treatment that uses ultrasound technology to visualize the skin structure and treat it. The advantage of this treatment method is that it relies on proven technology to ensure safe and satisfying results.
While patient tolerance for the procedure tends to vary from person to person, local anesthesia may be required. Many patients describe the feeling as a slight tingling sensation or a burning sensation under the skin. The sensation simply comes from the heat of the ultrasound being transferred to the tissues to tighten the skin uniformly.
What can I expect after treatment?
You will be able to return to your regular activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear slightly red and swollen after the treatment. However, any redness should disappear within a matter of hours.
Is the procedure safe?
Ultrasound energy has been used in medical applications for over 50 years and clinical studies have confirmed the safety and efficacy of this latest application.
As with any medical procedure, there are general safety considerations that the technician will go over with you.
What kind of results can I expect?
The regeneration process begins immediately after the first treatment, but the full effect will occur gradually over a period of 2 to 3 months.
9 out of 10 patients noted a significant change in the brow line in clinical trials, resulting in a more awakened look and a more youthful appearance.
Patients also noticed tighter and firmer skin on other parts of their face and neck. Of course, no alternative procedure will have the same effects as surgery. However, with this non-invasive method, significant skin tightening in mild to moderate sagging is achievable.
Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
If you have loose or sagging skin that appears dull, you may be a good candidate for Ultherapy. A hooded brow bone or droopy eyelid, for example, is often one of the first telltale signs of “aging” skin.
- Derived from a medical technology used in oncology, Ultherapy is the only skin rejuvenation treatment that uses ultrasound to visualize and treat the skin.
- In a manner similar to an ultrasound imaging, Ultherapy makes it possible to view instantly the targeted zone and adapt the treatment according to the patient’s needs.
- Penetrates deeper than all other available treatment options
- Stimulates the production of new collagen
- The treatment results in the underlying tissue to naturally lift, revealing tighter skin