Ultherapy is a great way to achieve firmer, younger-looking skin without going under the knife. This non-invasive treatment uses ultrasound energy to tighten and brighten the skin. Ahead, learn how it works and whether it's the right treatment for you.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology, which has been used by the medical community for more than 50 years, to mitigate the impact of gravity on the skin. The body has natural means of restoring and repairing damaged skin, but these regenerative responses diminish with time and age. When ultrasound therapy is applied to the skin, it forces the body's natural responses to kick in. This results in lifted, firmer skin.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultrasound energy penetrates deep beneath the surface of the skin, which means that this treatment can affect the foundations of the skin. Instead of targeting the fine lines and wrinkles on the outermost layers of the skin, Ultherapy reaches deep into the skin's foundations and initiates collagen production.
Collagen, an essential structural protein, is responsible for the strength and elasticity of skin. During an Ultherapy treatment, the doctor applies ultrasound energy to the deepest layers of skin, set to the temperature most likely to jumpstart collagen regeneration. Because Ultherapy promotes natural collagen production, it strengthens the skin at every layer, leaving the complexion looking firm and lifted.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is primarily used to combat skin laxity. It may help to treat sagging skin on the neck, chest, brows, and chin. It's the only non-invasive treatment that's been approved by the FDA for the purpose of lifting skin. This makes it an ideal treatment for women who want facelifts but aren't quite ready for invasive surgery.
What Is the Treatment Like?
The length of an Ultherapy treatment session varies. Depending on the areas being treated, one session typically lasts between 30 and 90 minutes. During the Ultherapy, patients do feel a sensation as the energy is deposited. Reactions to these sensations vary, but most patients find the feelings to be tolerable.
How Long Before I See Results?
After an Ultherapy treatment session, it takes the body several months to produce the new collagen necessary to firm and lift the skin. While some patients may see results very quickly after the treatment, most see full results after three months.
Will I Need More Than One Treatment?
One treatment usually produces the desired results. While Ultherapy stimulates collagen production, it can't stop the aging process. Many patients come back a few years after their first treatment for a touch up.
If you're interested in Ultherapy, contact Rejuv Medspa to learn about our treatment options!