Ultherapy is a non-surgical ultrasound tightening treatment for your skin. It’s used to reverse the effects of the aging process of your skin, and it is completely safe and clinically proven.
Ultherapy makes use of the regenerative process of your own body to treat the skin. The skin around the eyebrows, on the neck, and under the chin will be lifted through the use of this treatment. Any lines or wrinkles on your chest can also be treated.
The Treatment Process
Approved by the FDA, Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment for a skin lift. It uses ultrasound imaging, which allows the doctors to closely monitor and ensure that the correct layers of tissues are being treated with the proper amount of ultrasound energy.
The skin of the area to be treated will be cleansed first. An ultrasound gel will be applied. A smooth treatment applicator will then be placed against the skin to apply the ultrasound energy. Tiny amounts of energy will be deposited at required depths. Energy calibrated to the proper temperature will be focused on the skin’s foundational layer.
The ultrasound energy helps to boost the development of collagen protein in the skin tissues. Ultrasound energy sets off a natural response in the skin, which starts the regenerative process. Having more collagen in the skin tissues rejuvenates skin and makes it tighter and more elastic.
The length of time the treatment takes depends on the treatment plan as decided in consultation with your doctor. The choice of treatment area can also impact the time the procedure will take. Typically, treatments of the neck and the face last for an hour and a half. Treatment of the chest lasts for about half an hour. Only one treatment is required. The surface of the skin will not be bruised or injured by this procedure.
No Downtime Required
No time is required for any kind of a recovery. You’ll be able to go back to work and your normal routine immediately. You will not have to follow any restrictions.
The initial effects of the treatment will be visible immediately after the procedure, and the full results will take around two to three months to appear as new collagen growth. The results look very natural.
Immediately after the treatment, the treated skin may appear a bit red and flushed. However, this effect will go away in a couple of hours. The area will feel tender. It might be swollen, and there may be a tingling sensation. All such side effects are very mild and quite temporary.
Different from Laser Treatments
Ultherapy uses sound energy to treat the skin, as opposed to laser treatments, which employ laser energy. Ultrasound waves can penetrate to greater depths of the skin than laser treatments can, and the temperature required is very minimal. Lasers use light energy, which cannot penetrate greater depths of the skin, even at high temperatures.
Set Up an Ultherapy Consultation
Dr. Sharon Gertzman is a skilled physician with years of experience. To learn more about Ultherapy, arrange an appointment for a consultation by contacting our office today.