What is Ultherapy?
Before around age 30, our bodies produce a healthy amount of collagen and elastin, both of which give the skin its structure and youthful firmness. As the body ages, the production of these vital proteins slows down. The skin and tissues beneath the surface begin to loosen and sag, aging your appearance and making you look tired. While there are surgical solutions to combat aging, not all patients wish to undergo an invasive procedure. Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive procedure that is FDA-cleared to lift skin on the brow, neck, chest, and under the chin. Ultherapy® is designed to target the optimal treatment depths to lift the skin without cutting or damaging the surrounding tissue.
Candidates for Ultherapy® treatment experience mild-to-moderate skin laxity (sagging) in the chest, neck, and lower face, but are not ready to undergo surgical treatment. Patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations. Ultherapy® will not stop the natural aging process, but it can slow it down. This procedure is not designed for those with severe tissue laxity, who may benefit more from a surgical procedure.
How It Works
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to heat the tissues in the target area, coagulating proteins and stimulating the body’s healing responses. As the body heals, it begins producing higher levels of rejuvenating collagen and elastin. The device can precisely target the layers of skin and tissue that need lifting without causing damage to the outer layers of skin.By targeting various depths (1.5 mm, 3.0 mm, and 4.5 mm), Ultherapy® can treat both the superficial layers and the deep foundational layers of the skin that are addressed in surgical facelifts. The ideal depth is dependent on the patient’s cosmetic goals and the severity of their condition.
Recovery and Results
Ultherapy® is a non-invasive treatment, so there is no downtime required. You can return to your daily activities immediately after your procedure. While many patients see results after just one treatment, multiple sessions may be recommended depending on the degree of skin laxity and the areas being addressed. You may experience some slight tenderness, tingling, or redness after your Ultherapy® treatment, but these will resolve quickly. The longevity of your results will depend on your body’s healing response. You can prolong your youthful appearance by leading a healthy lifestyle, practicing proper sun protection, and not smoking.
What are the benefits of Ultherapy?
- Lifts and tightens the skin without any incisions or excision
- Stimulates the natural production of new collagen
- Delivers natural, noticeable results with no downtime