17 Nov 2017
Ultherapy, the facelift without needles
There’s a new addition to the range of non-surgical treatments available to anyone wanting to look younger and fresher, and it’s called Ultherapy.
Unlike dermal fillers and Botox anti-wrinkle injections, Ultherapy doesn’t involve needles. It’s a way of using ultrasound to stimulate your body’s natural healing process, which tightens up the tissue beneath the skin’s surface.
Ultrasound has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years, and Ultherapy has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and has been approved by the FDA in the US.
Focused ultrasound waves are delivered with a hand held device into specific areas of the face and into specific depths of tissue, jumpstarting your body’s natural regeneration process. That means you’re left with more collagen, tighter contours on your face and a more lifted natural appearance.
Ultherapy can transform the brow, chin, neck and chest. The mechanism is similar to using a magnifying glass to focus sunlight — a lens is used to concentrate multiple intersecting beams of ultrasound on a target. Each individual beam passes through tissue with little effect but at the focal point where the beams converge, the energy has useful thermal effects that can be safely and accurately controlled.
Some patients see an initial effect right after their treatment, but the real results appear over two or three months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin on the neck, chin and brow as well as smooth skin on the chest.
During treatment your practitioner will cleanse your skin and identify the specific areas to be treated, then apply ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin.
They will use Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging to look under the skin to determine the best placement of the treatment energy, and then deliver the focused ultrasound energy beneath the skin’s surface, moving steadily over the area after each discharge of ultrasound.
At this stage you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has started.
One of the benefits of Ultherapy is there is no downtime, so you can return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure without any worries.
Your skin might appear a little flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
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