Aging results in the break down of collagen and the slackening of the elastin in our skin, meaning everything moves south and becomes more lax. Although surgery is a fantastic fix for these issues, many would rather exhaust non-surgical option first. Thankfully, there is now a plethora of non-invasive treatments that can provide outstanding results, and Ultherapy is one of them.
How Ultherapy Works on Video
What You Should Know Before Choosing Ultherapy
- It is not a facelift.
As aging happened skin begins to sag or become “loose” and before the only way to counteract it was with surgery. With Ultherapy, there is no surgery involved and the technology is the most advanced on the market. It uses ultrasound – the time tested technology used for decades – and the body’s natural healing process to lift your skin and to give you a younger more youthful appearance. This technology bypasses the surface of the skin making it a colorblind procedure.
- It is FDA-cleared.
In fact Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared procedure to lift and tighten skin on the neck, face, eyebrows and now the décolleté or chest area.
- Your body’s healing naturally lifts and tightens skin.
That’s right, Ultherapy uses your body’s natural healing process to lift and tighten skin. Ultherapy stimulates the deep structural support layers beneath the surface of the skin and your body’s natural reaction to repair that stimulated area is called neocollegenesis. Your body produces fresh new collagen and the effect of this process is lifted and tightened skin.
- There is virtually no recovery time.
Since Ultherapy is not surgery and not invasive, your recovery after a 60-90 minute in-office procedure is virtually immediate. You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure, but most times you can go about your day the same day as the procedure. The level of discomfort that may be experienced is different for each patient. Some say that it feels like a deep buzz that is more annoying than painful while others have reported it feels like a warm pulse that amplifies.This sensation is temporary as it only lasts while the ultrasound energy is given. Patients may experience redness that lasts for a few hours and tenderness that may last for a few weeks. The tenderness may feel like you have just exercised that muscle. As with any procedure, your reactions and any side effects are reviewed with you, and we are well prepared to assist you with any discomfort and pain management needed.
- Since it’s a natural process, results occur over 2 to 3 months.
Because Ultherapy uses your body’s natural reaction and healing, you will see your best skin lifting and tightening results typically at about the 2 to 3 month mark. Some patients even experience continued improvement for upwards of 6 months.
- Ultherapy is not a laser.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology. Lasers work on your skin from the “outside-in.” Not so with Ultherapy, which works from the “inside-out.” It bypasses the surface of the skin and penetrates deep within the skin tissues leaving no marks or scars. By doing this, it works to lift and tighten skin non-invasively. It never disturbs the surface of your skin.
- Safe for all skin types.
Ultherapy is colorblind, meaning it can be safely used in patients with skin of any color and all skin types. The ultrasound energy bypasses the more superficial layers of skin, leaving them intact and unharmed.
- One visit is all that’s needed to tighten and lift skin.
Just one 60-90 minute visit is needed to see great results. Your body and its own aging process will also determine the time it takes to come back for more tightening.
- No preparation required before your procedure.
Before your treatment, we ask that you do not do anything special to prepare for your Ultherapy session. Our practitioners may recommend an over-the-counter or prescribed medication be taken prior to the treatment if you feel it is necessary for pain management. Typically patients feel some discomfort during the procedure, which indicates the procedure is working and collagen is already being restored.
- Someone with “relaxed” or maturing skin is a good candidate.
You may be a candidate for Ultherapy if you are experiencing skin laxity, sagging or droopy skin on the neck and below the chin line, lowered eyebrows or age lines on the chest.
Final Thoughts About Ultherapy
It is the only device on the market that has been proven to lift the skin, and it is FDA cleared, backed with extensive clinical research. It is extremely popular in the US, and Healthy Skin Clinic is proud to be one of the first clinic in Phuket town to provide this treatment.
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