If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to tighten the skin on your neck, chin, and brow or to get rid of wrinkles on your chest, then Ultherapy could be the solution for you. Ultherapy is FDA-approved, requires no downtime, and can provide results with just a few treatment sessions. Ultherapy works by stimulating the body’s own ability to generate collagen, making it a natural solution that is safe for almost everyone. Could this skin care solution be the right fit for you? Here are the answers to some common questions about Ultherapy to help you decide if it could be the right treatment for you.

What exactly is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production. During treatment, sound waves are delivered to the treatment area, reaching the deep layers of your skin. The waves heat the skin to the right temperature to spur the development of new collagen. As the collagen in your skin is rejuvenated, you will see an improvement in the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles.

There are other skin treatments available that aim to rejuvenate collagen production. However, these treatments are unable to penetrate to the deep layers of skin that are reachable with Ultherapy. This means that with Ultherapy, the results are generally more reliable and more dramatic. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA to tighten the skin on the neck, chin, and brow and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the chest.

Is Ultherapy painful?

Before choosing any cosmetic treatment, the question of how it feels is top in the minds of many people. During Ultherapy treatment, you will feel the energy as it reaches the deep layers of your skin. Typically, patients describe the sensation as mild heating. There are different treatment levels, so your provider can adjust your treatment to ensure you are comfortable. Be sure to speak up before or during the treatment if you are concerned about pain or discomfort. Treatment sessions last for about 60 minutes, and patients report that any sensations they feel during treatment end as soon as the session is over.

When can I return to my usual activities?

One of the things patients love about Ultherapy is that they can return to their normal activities right away. There is no downtime required after Ultherapy treatment, though you may experience some minor redness for a few hours after your session. Some patients also experience temporary swelling, as well as tingling and tenderness. Rarely, patients experience some minor bruising at the treatment site.

How many sessions will I need?

In many cases, patients are satisfied with their results after a single initial treatment. As skin aging progresses, patients may need touch-up treatments. If you have significant sagging or wrinkles, you may prefer to get an additional treatment during the initial period. It generally takes two to three months for the results to be noticeable, although it takes some people up to six months to see their full results. Everyone produces collagen at different rates, so the exact amount of time it takes to see your full results will depend on how your body reacts. Your provider will help you decide if you need additional treatments. For touch-up treatments, most people need to schedule sessions every two to three years, depending on the rate at which their skin ages.

Who should consider getting Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is designed for people with mild to moderate skin laxities, such as a lowered brow line and loose skin on the neck. Generally, Ultherapy is best suited for people whose age-related skin changes do not need surgical correction. The only way to know for sure if Ultherapy is right for you is to visit a provider for a consultation. A trained specialist can evaluate your skin and determine if Ultherapy is the right service to help you reach your treatment goals.

Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is pleased to offer free consultations for Ultherapy in Tucson. We also offer our valuable UPP package, which provides $4,425 worth of treatments for only $2,795, including one complete Ultherapy session, a PiQo4 toning treatment, and 6 NeoCutis products to help you look and feel your best. Schedule a consultation to find out if Ultherapy is right for you or if one of our other non-invasive or surgical services could help you achieve the results you want. Please call us at (520) 441-1338 to learn more about any of our services or to schedule your Ultherapy consultation.