Do you find yourself wishing you could tighten and smooth your skin without undergoing surgery or aesthetic procedures with needles or lengthy downtimes? If so, Ultherapy may be the treatment you’ve been waiting for. This non-invasive, FDA-cleared, anti-aging treatment offers an alternative to other skin tightening procedures by harnessing the power of ultrasound waves. Ultrasound technology has been utilized in the medical field for decades. However, it has only more recently been utilized to stimulate collagen production in the skin for a natural tightening effect.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a unique type of skin tightening procedure. It uses the energy of ultrasound waves to target the deep layers of skin tissue without disturbing the skin on the surface. Ultrasound energy subsequently triggers a response in the skin cells resulting in collagen production. Therefore, results are not immediate. Instead, you will see a gradual improvement in the appearance of your skin over the next several weeks and months.
How is Ultherapy different from other skin tightening procedures?
There are other non-surgical skin tightening procedures available to patients with moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin laxity. However, Ultherapy is set apart with its use of ultrasound therapy to alter the structure of the skin. Ultrasound waves are gentle on the surface of the skin, so treatment is painless. In addition, treatment does not require any injections or chemical agents applied to the skin. Because ultrasound imaging is built into the treatment, it also allows your skincare technician to see every targeted layer of skin. This ensures optimal treatment accuracy and comfort.
Who can benefit from Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is ideal for correcting laxity and wrinkles on the whole face. It is capable of lifting and tightening the chin, brow, neck, and the chest and décolletage. Anyone with a degree of visible laxity in the skin may benefit. While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, it can provide some correction of sagging skin to prevent the need for surgical aesthetic care.
What can you expect after your treatment?
Ultherapy is a perfect lunchtime procedure, as it has no downtime. Side effects are minimal and often mild. You might experience some light tenderness, redness, and swelling after the procedure. Results will not develop right away, as collagen production will take time. You may see some changes in the skin within a few weeks. However, full results will be seen 3-6 months after your treatment. You should see results after just one treatment, but Ultherapy may be utilized again in the future as the signs of aging take hold once more.
If you’re ready to discover whether Ultherapy is right for you, call Perfection Plastic Surgery at (520) 323-7100 and schedule your consultation. Dr. Kay attends all aesthetic consultations in our office, so you can decide exactly which treatment will be best for your skin concerns.