Ultherapy is a non-surgical ultrasonic technology is used to stimulate collagen formation and tighten skin. Lifts and tightens the skin of the face, neck, and chest using concentrated pulsed heat energy. Should make lines and wrinkles less visible.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized this method in 2009 for a non-invasive neck and brow lift, tightening the region beneath the chin, and reducing creases and wrinkles in the chest area. In 2016, over 526,000 non-surgical skin tightening procedures, such as Ultherapy, were done.
The procedure takes between 30 and 90 minutes to complete.
In most situations, no incisions or general anesthesia are required, resulting in little preparation and recuperation time.
According to one clinical research, 65 percent of patients reported some improvement after 60 to 180 days of therapy, and 67 percent were extremely happy or satisfied with the outcomes after 90 days.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical face lift option. It is used to treat symptoms of aging such as sagging skin and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest, as well as brow drooping. The FDA-approved technique increases collagen synthesis, resulting in a more youthful appearance overall.
Non-surgical skin tightening techniques such as Ultherapy have grown in popularity over the last several years, with an 11.6 percent rise from 2015 to 2016.
How does Ultherapy work?
Ultrasound energy is focused on regions beneath the skin, and the appropriate temperature is utilized to stimulate collagen repair. The applicator’s thermal energy is directed at different depths, impacting three layers:
Wrinkles on the skin’s surface
Ultrasound energy promotes collagen and elastic tissue, resulting in tighter skin with reduced drooping and wrinkles.
Preparation for the therapy
This technique requires very little preparation. You can keep up a regular schedule of eating, drinking, exercising, and working out before and after the operation.
Prior to treatment, make-up and other skin care products should be removed from the affected region. You can take pain or anti-inflammatory medication before the operation if your specialist instructs you to do so. If these drugs impair your ability to drive, make arrangements to be picked up from the clinic following treatment.
Your provider, often a doctor or laser technician, will clean the regions to be operated on of any oil or residue before applying the ultrasonic gel. The Ultherapy device is applied to the skin, and your therapist will utilize an ultrasound viewer to fine-tune the device’s settings. The ultrasonic energy is then supplied to the areas of interest. During treatment, you may feel fast, intermittent heat and tingling. To alleviate any discomfort, pain medications might be used. The penis is removed at the end of the surgery.
Depending on the therapy, a single surgery might last up to 90 minutes. Chest Ultherapy takes around 30 minutes, but face and neck Ultherapy might take 60 to 90 minutes.
Targeted areas for Ultherapy
It is often used to the face, neck, and chest. Other areas of focus include:
beneath the chin
Personalized treatment strategies should be discussed with your Ultherapy practitioner during your appointment.
Are there risks or side effects?
The sensation of heat and tingling typically goes away shortly after the operation. In the hours following the treatment, treated skin regions may appear glowing or red, and short-term symptoms such as tingling, swelling, and soreness may occur. There may be some bruising or numbness in rare situations, but it typically goes away within a few days following the surgery.
What to expect after Ultherapy
Typically, there is no downtime connected with the therapy. Work, exercise, and social interaction can all be resumed soon following therapy.
You may notice the initial benefits of Ultherapy within a few days, depending on your body’s ability to create new collagen. Typically, the benefit lasts up to three months. The effects will persist as long as your body produces new collagen and the normal aging process restarts. Depending on how your skin reacts to the Ultherapy treatment, you can decide if more sessions are required.
How much does treatment cost?
Ultherapy costs are affected by numerous factors, including:
The region or locations that have been treated
Total number of completed sessions
Your physical location