Ultherapy is a non-invasive tissue lift procedure. It uses a micro-focused ultrasound to heat tissue at multiple depths without affecting the surface layer of skin tissue. Most facelift procedures affect the surface of your skin and require a hand-held cooling device to counteract the heating of your skin. Ultherapy does not require this device and leaves no negative side-effects after it is completed. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, then continue reading.
How does the Ultherapy Procedure Work?
A cold gel is placed on the skin area you wish to have treated. The ultrasound device will be placed in the area which allows you to see your skin layers. The surgeon will then use the device to determine what areas need treatment and focus deposits of ultrasound energy at the exact depth to achieve a positive effect without affecting the skin’s surface. The ultrasound deposits will stimulate collagen growth which gradually tightens your skin, resulting in a natural skin lift over time.
How does this Procedure Differ from Other Cosmetic Procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical procedure in the world that allows you to see below the surface of the skin and target specific areas as far down as the foundational layer of your skin. The ability to treat specific skin locations without affecting the skin’s surface or any area that does not require treatment gives you a precise and safe means of getting a natural facelift. It also means there is absolutely no recovery time after your treatment; you simply walk out and carry on with your day as normal.
What Happens After the Treatment
After the treatment is complete you can resume your regular activities immediately. There are no side effects that you need to be aware of nor are you required to take any special measures to protect your skin. You may notice that some of your skin looks a bit flushed if certain areas nearer to the surface needed extra treatment, but the redness should disappear in a couple of hours. There is a minor possibility that your skin may swell slightly or feel tender for a while. This is perfectly normal and will pass after a week or so.
What Results can be Expected?
After a single treatment, the collagen growth in your skin will begin to increase starting the regeneration process. The effects will build up over time, anywhere up to three months. Some people experience further results up to six months in advance after a procedure. Sometimes your physician may suggest you have two or three treatments instead of just one, depending on the level of collagen growth you require. Regardless of how many treatments you need, you will see the results occur over time as your skin starts to revert to its natural youthful glow.