What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a safe ultrasound energy treatment, designed to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles and help turn back the hands of time. This treatment sends ultrasound waves deep into the skin, and is proven to deliver a non-invasive lift, transforming the face, neck and décolletage.
With age, our skin loses its natural collagen, which causes fine lines, and eventually wrinkles . Since most of us want to look younger that our actual age, you may find yourself searching for solutions as your skin starts to gradually sag and crease. If you are feeling discouraged by fine lines, crow’s feet, drooping brows, or sagging skin around the neck and jowl region, you have likely tried a number of products that promise results they cannot deliver. The quest to counter the natural aging process can be extremely discouraging, as each product raises our hopes, only to crush them. The expense of the trial-and-error product search is also quite disheartening.
If you are tired of falling for the empty promises of miracle anti-aging products, Ultherapy may be the solution you are seeking. It uses safe ultrasound energy to naturally lift and tighten the skin , slowing the signs of aging in the process. As a non-surgical solution, Ultherapy is a non-invasive way of rejuvenating your face; and as a result of its natural approach, requires no downtime.
Ultrasound technology has been safely used for over 50 years, you can feel secure in the Ultherapy treatment’s approach. Rather than resorting to plastic surgery, Ultherapy will help you achieve your desired results by sending targeted ultrasound waves to the foundational layer of the skin, which stimulates collagen production. The use of ultrasound imaging means the practitioner will be able to clearly see the targeted area and ensure it is treated effectively.
Am I a candidate for Ultherapy?
If the effects of aging on your face, neck, and chest bother you, Ultherapy may be the solution. A good candidate is someone who is experiencing signs of aging; such as, a lowered eyebrow line, sagging skin on the eyelids, or loose skin under the neck and chin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical face-lift, it may be an option for those not ready for surgery, or those looking for a less invasive option with little downtime.
What areas can be treated with Ultherapy?
Under Eye: The under-eye area is often one of the first to show signs of aging; with young adults beginning to see the development of fine lines, which will deepen over time. While there are a number of products that claim to target this area, their effects are minimal at best. Ultherapy, on the other hand, works to smooth skin, lift, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Upper Face: Naturally, when speaking, humans are quite expressive. Smiling, laughing, and raising your brows help to communicate feelings and convey messages. However, these expressions also cause us to develop lines over time, which can become increasingly pronounce, revealing our age. The forehead, crow’s feet, and laugh lines, are typically the first signs of aging. Ultherapy targets these areas, successfully minimizing these bothersome lines.
Lower Face: Our cheeks, jaw line, chin and jowls will gradually begin to droop with age. Decreased production of collagen causes areas that were once firm and smooth to sag and appear crepey. Ultherapy can transform this area, by breaking down some of the cells and encouraging the growth of collagen, which works to tighten your skin.
Neck: like the face, the neck ages over time but is often neglected when it comes to skin care. In fact, since the skin on the neck tends to be much thinner, it tends to show the signs of aging quicker. Ultherapy works to smooth the skin, reducing wrinkles and invigorating the neck and upper chest.
Décolletage: like our face, the skin on our chest is often exposed to the sun, which takes its toll over time. Ultherapy successfully lifts the décolletage, reduces fine lines, and enhances skin quality. Any of the above areas can be combined in same treatment sessions at a reduced price.
What results can I expect?
Patients have reported experiencing a rejuvenated feeling and appearance following treatment, and most patients have said they felt lighter immediately after. There is no downtime, and makeup can be applied afterwards to counter any redness. Patients are also able to resume their normal skin care regimen following treatment.
Although Ultherapy cannot stop the aging process, it causes the production of collagen over time, so optimal results are most visible three to six months following treatment. Future touch-up treatments can also help combat the aging process.
How is Ultherapy performed?
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness, by keeping it firm and toned. Unfortunately, as we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal affect under the skin. The thermal affect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen. The procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on how many areas are treated. There is no downtime, but some patients have mentioned minimal bruising, as well as tenderness in the face and neck post-treatment.
If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. Most people describe it as warm but not painful. This sensation is temporary, and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Although there may be slight redness following the treatment, this will dissipate within an hour or so. A small percentage of patients may experience slight swelling, bruising, or tenderness to touch, but these side effects are mild and temporary in nature.
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