Ultherapy utilizes the same ultrasound technology commonly used for diagnostic purposes. The difference with Ultherapy, is that the ultrasound energy is actually used to stimulate rejuvenation. The ultrasound energy is directed to the deep layer of tissues that support our skin. Here the ultrasound energy gently causes heating which stimulates the body to make new collagen. Collagen is the building block of skin. Over the next 2-3 months, your body gradually begins to lift and tighten the treated areas.
More than half a million Ultherapy treatments have been performed worldwide. Ultrasound technology has been around more than 50 years. The use of heat to induce collagen formation and skin tightening is also very well-known. Ultherapy combines proven ultrasound technology and heat induced collagen stimulation to give noticeable skin tightening within 2-3 months of treatment. Typically only one Ultherapy treatment is necessary.
With some maintenance, the effects of Ultherapy can last for years. It is important to protect yourself from the sun and use collagen stimulators like retinols. Unfortunately, you will continue to age and Ultherapy cannot freeze you in time. Future Ultherapy procedures will be required to maintain optimal results.
Ultherapy is best for patients with mild to moderate looseness of their skin. It can do wonders to lift eyebrows, neck and chin skin and treat wrinkles on the chest (decollete). Patients with severe looseness may need combination treatments with laser resurfacing or even a facelift.
To be effective, Ultherapy must heat the deeper layer of tissues under your skin. In certain areas, this may be uncomfortable. The good thing is that the discomfort is disappears quickly. We can premedicate you with pain medication and sedatives to make your Ultherapy procedure more comfortable.
After Ultherapy, there may be some mild redness and swelling that will resolve in a few hours. There are rarer side effects of transient numbness, pain and weakness but no long-lasting injury has been reported.
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