HOW IT WORKS – SKIN LIFTING AND TIGHTENING WITH ULTHERAPY
To combat the signs of aging and improve the appearance of their skin, people opt for various cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, which have proven to be the most successful ones. Ultherapy is certainly one of those procedures known to deliver the desired results. In fact, 67% of those who underwent the treatment expressed their satisfaction with the results visible 90 days after the procedure.
WHAT IS ULTHERAPY?
Ultherapy is a highly effective and non-invasive skin lifting and tightening treatment which uses innovative ultrasound technology to boost collagen production. Essentially, the treatment improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles and sagging skin on the face, neck, and décolletage area. Ultrasound technology used in Ultherapy is FDA-cleared and functions based on the principle of focused heat energy, making it a painless, non-surgical treatment that does not require any recovery time.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Ultherapy is a unique cosmetic treatment that is unparalleled to other non-invasive procedures due to the treatment method. It utilizes the power of focused ultrasound to penetrate the skin’s surface and treat the deeper, foundational layer of the skin. Once the ultrasounds reach the deep tissue, they deliver the right amount of energy which stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance our bodies produce less as we age, and it is responsible for making the skin look firm and elastic, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Due to the speed at which our body can produce new collagen, the results are not immediate. Instead, they become apparent over time and are most visible after two to six months, when enough time passes for the collagen to affect all three layers of the skin – muscle, skin, and superficial wrinkles.What makes Ultherapy so effective is the possibility to use ultrasound imaging, which allows doctors to see the tissue that is being treated and, thus, they can target those areas where the energy will be the most beneficial. Relying solely on the power of ultrasounds, Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved skin lifting and tightening treatment which does not use needles and toxins and does not disrupt the skin’s surface in any way.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR ULTHERAPY?
Actually, preparation for Ultherapy is minimal – you can maintain your regular, everyday activities, such as going to work, exercising, eating and such, prior to the treatment. It is important to schedule a consultation with your skin therapist, where they can make an assessment of your skin’s condition and address any concerns you might have about the procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?
Once you identify the areas eligible for lifting and tightening, your skin therapist will first apply the ultrasound gel on the skin’s surface. Then ultrasound imaging will be used to determine the exact place where the energy will be delivered for the best result. Finally, your skin therapist will press a treatment applicator to your skin to deliver the ultrasound energy to the designated place in the deep tissue. During the procedure, you might feel tiny waves of energy being delivered deep beneath the skin’s surface, which signals the start of enhanced collagen production. You might feel a slight tingling or heat sensation which passes immediately after the ultrasound delivery is completed. The comfort levels are individual and different for each person. The procedure’s length largely depends on the treatment area – treatment of the chest area is shorter and lasts around 30 minutes, while the procedure which targets the face or neck can last from 45 to 90 minutes.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER?
One of the considerable benefits of using Ultherapy for skin lifting and tightening is that there is no recovery time at all. In fact, you can return to your daily activities as soon as the procedure is finished since there are no post-treatment restrictions. When it comes to the skin’s appearance, during the first few hours, your skin might seem more red than usual. Moreover, some patients reported that their skin feels tender and swollen, but the sensation is mild and does not last long.
HOW LONG DOES THE EFFECT LAST?
Since Ultherapy boosts the natural collagen production in your body, the effect depends on the individual and varies from person to person. The process of collagen regeneration is ongoing, but your own aging process will determine for how long the skin lifting and tightening results will be visible. The vast majority of patients require only one treatment for getting the desired results. However, those who have greater skin laxity or whose bodies produce collagen at a slower rate may opt for additional treatment after 6 months.
As a completely non-invasive procedure, Ultherapy offers very powerful and impressive results. It enables you to stimulate the process of building new collagen, which in turn makes your skin look younger, tighter and more elastic, and softens wrinkles and fine lines which appear as we age. The result is natural-looking and, since there are no incisions or needles involved, there is no downtime as well. Just ensure you opt for a reputable clinic and consult an experienced skin therapist for the results to be truly remarkable.