Age, gravity and environmental factors take their toll on your skin. As you age, it’s common to experience wrinkles, sagging skin and skin discoloration of the face and neck. Ultherapy® is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that combats the aging process, as well as the effects of gravity, has on your skin. Ultherapy uses the body’s own healing process to gently restore the skin and tissue back to its previous state by tightening and smoothing the skin on your face, neck, and chest.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy is administered by placing an applicator on your skin that projects an image onto a screen that provides your practitioner an in-depth view below the skin which then helps to decide what Ultherapy treatment will be most effective. This applicator then administers small deposits of ultrasound energy below the skin, whilst leaving the surface of your skin unaffected. After the procedure, your skin responds by growing new collagen that results in tightening of the skin over time.
What Makes Ultherapy Different?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical technique that allows practitioners to see below the surface of the skin and target deep layers of tissue, without affecting the surface of the skin. This results in a safe, fast procedure, which in most cases results in no one knowing that you’ve had a procedure! As Ultherapy is also a non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedure, so costs are significantly lower than surgical facelift procedures.
Does Ultherapy Treatment Hurt?
There can be some temporary discomfort during ultrasound delivery, which indicates the building of collagen in the tissue. The pain is mostly temporary, however, and can be managed with the assistance of your practitioner.
What’s the Downtime Like after Ultherapy?
The only visual impact is usually some slight flushing that disappears after a few hours. In some patients, there’s minor swelling and some tenderness, but it’s generally mild and fades completely after a few days or weeks.
Is Ultherapy Safe?
Ultherapy has been used for over 50 years in medicine and has been through extensive clinical trials that have demonstrated its safety. It’s also approved by the FDA.
What Results Should I Expect from Ultherapy?
The effects of Ultherapy can take up to 3 months to fully materialize. Sometimes benefits can appear more slowly and take up to 6 months after a procedure. Most patients see their skin being more toned and sagging skin is effectively lifted over time.
How Do I Know If Ultherapy Is Right for Me?
Ultherapy can be a great fit for those patients whose skin has relaxed to the point of losing their elasticity and firmness. It’s also an attractive facelift alternative for those patients who aren’t ready for invasive surgery.
Is There Anything Else I Need to Know?
Beware of imitations! It’s becoming more frequent that practitioners claim to use Ultherapy, but save costs on equipment (and increase risks/diminish outcomes) by using a counterfeit device. Ensure you perform due diligence before booking an Ultherapy consult and book with a reputable clinic.
Dr. Suzie is a highly experienced female general practitioner with a special interest in cosmetic medicine, especially laser medicine.