The thing that is great about Ultherapy is that this non-surgical treatment is going to be extremely useful for you whether or not you have any interest in surgery as an option to keep yourself fresh and more youthful. There are some who have had surgery and want something to help maintain. There are some who want to put surgery off as long as possible. There are some who just simply want non-surgical options.
Ultherapy has been in use for many years and with an FDA approval it uses safe, ultrasound energy to give lift and tightening of the skin. Used on the brow, face, under the chin, neck, and décolletage, Ultherapy not only incorporates the ultrasound imaging that allows the practitioners visual accuracy of the treatment, but also harnesses this ultrasound energy by micro focusing it to multiple pin points through a transducer designed to direct that energy to various depths of the skin and tissues. In doing so, this treatment can trigger the body’s natural healing responses to give that lift and collagen boost to tighten thus reducing sagging and wrinkles.
While there is no surgery to this procedure it does go deeper than any laser to treat the fascia, a foundation connective tissue if you will, that is treated when one does have surgery. The fascia reacts to the heat of the treatment, contracting and lifting. The collagen cells react to the heat by stimulating production of more collagen.
Since this treatment bypasses the surface of the skin, it opens the treatments up to all skin types.
Depending on the extent of the treatment area, it averages thirty minutes to an hour in office. As with every procedure, comfort levels vary with each patient and with each area. There are many options for maximizing comfort so talking to your provider about comfort options can determine what is best for you.
On a consistent level, comfort immediately after the treatment for the client is seen. There have been small areas of numbness or sensitivity to touch noted with most experiencing no downtime.