Ultherapy is non-surgical way to lift, tighten, and tone the skin. It is the only procedure cleared by the FDA to lift skin on hard-to-treat areas such as the brow, neck, and under the chin. Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment. Using ultrasound, it stimulates deep within the layers of the skin to encourage natural collagen production and elasticity. The therapy itself lasts about 60-90 minutes and results can be visible in about 2-3 months. Ultherapy is not plastic surgery but an alternative option for lifting and tightening the skin.
Ultherapy works from deep inside the surface of the skin. Using ultrasound technology, it targets the structural tissues where collagen is present, working from the inside to lift and tighten skin. Unlike lasers, Ultherapy is non-invasive. The doctor will use a handpiece placed directly on your skin to project an image of the tissue needing to be treated. It is similar to the ultrasound process that women use when imaging their baby’s growth. At the same time the imaging is taking place, the Ultherapy is delivering deposits of ultrasound energy to the deep layer of tissue that a surgical facelift would target. Your body reacts to the energy by promoting the growth of new collagen. The collagen production tightens and gradually lifts the skin back into a firmer shape.
There is no downtime and no specific aftercare so you can go about your normal day-to-day activities after the procedure. Some mild after effects may include slight redness or tingling in the area treated but these symptoms usually dissipate in a few hours. Some patients have reported continued improvement up to 6 months. Results can last for six months to a year. As the natural aging process continues, future touch-up treatments might be recommended.
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