Facing problems with wrinkles or loose skin? It is likely that the aging process has begun. However, there are many solutions that help give your skin the natural tightness that comes with youth. One of the most popular solutions in aesthetic clinics is Ultherapy.
Ultherapy is an ultrasound treatment makes use of the body’s natural reparative functions to lift the skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck. It also smoothens wrinkles and lines on the face, by inducing the production of collagen in the layer underneath the skin.
The treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical, meaning there are no knives used during the procedure, and almost no downtime afterward.
The treatment is cleared by the FDA to lift skin. It is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, helping practitioners to see layers of tissue that are targeted during the treatment. This way, energy is only deposited in parts of the skin which are most beneficial.
How Ultherapy works
A great candidate for Ultherapy has mild to moderate skin laxity; the skin may begin to feel and look less firm. Ideal candidates may have a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, or wrinkles on the chest.
Ultrasound is delivered through the surface of the skin to treat depths that are otherwise unreachable by other cosmetic devices.
As ultrasound energy is delivered, tiny amounts of energy will be deposited to precise depths in your skin. You will be able to feel the process, indicating that collagen-building has started.
The ultrasound will then stimulate collagen production in the foundation of the skin, resulting in a clinically significant lift of the tissue over the course of 2 to 3 months.
This could feel slightly uncomfortable as heat is delivered to the tissues, but the sensation will only last for a short while as the ultrasound energy is delivered.
The Ultherapy treatment usually takes 60 to 90 minutes for a procedure on the face or neck, and 30 minutes for a procedure on the chest.
After the procedure is complete, there will be some visible effect, but the full result takes about 2 to 3 months to be fully shown. Your body will take this time to regenerate and produce collagen, but your natural ageing process will dictate how long the youthful effects will last.
Do note that the results are not permanent. How long the results last depend on the individual patient’s collagen production which may last from 9 to 18 months.
Generally, patients need to undergo only one treatment. However, some patients may benefit from additional treatments. This greatly depends on the patient’s characteristics: the biological response to ultrasound energy, their degree of skin laxity, and their own collagen building process. As skin continues to age, additional treatments can help patients keep up with the natural aging process.
Consult your aesthetic doctor to find out the best fit for you.