You may have heard about Ultherapy skin tightening treatments reading about how a celebrity has had it and now looks years younger, or perhaps a friend has had the treatments and looks amazing afterward. So what do you need to know about Ultherapy?
What to Know About Ultherapy Skin Tightening?
Ultherapy is an FDA approved non-surgical and non-invasive treatment. This treatment reduces wrinkles and excess skin on your face, neck, and chest. It uses sound waves, ultrasound to target the deep layers of tissue underneath the skin. The sound energy is deposited at targeted tissues using ultrasound imaging. Over the course of the following weeks, the tissues are revitalized, renewing themselves naturally. The skin surface layers will tone, tighten, and lift to make you look younger and revitalized.
Other non-surgical procedures can’t reach as deep as Ultherapy to the tissues below the skin, so they can’t have as profound an effect on your skin. The ultrasound waves stimulate collagen production at the skin’s foundation, prompting your body to create new tissue. The results are seen over two to three months as the tissue renews.
Ultherapy treatment can take from sixty to ninety minutes to be completed. The ultrasound waves have to be targeted at each area for a period of time. This allows for the optimal temperature for the collagen process to be prompted.
Some wonder if Ultherapy can replace a surgical facelift. Well, the answer to that is no. A surgical facelift can have a more dramatic effect on your face and should last longer. Ultherapy is effective but can only last six to nine months when the body’s natural aging process takes over again. You can, of course, have reapplication of Ultherapy regularly to prolong its effects.
Is it Painful?
You may wonder if the Ultherapy treatment is painful or not. Well, that can depend on you. Some people find the sensation of the Ultherapy uncomfortable. This is mostly due to the energy deposited and causing some pain. However, some patients don’t feel any pain or discomfort at all. If necessary, Pain killers or local anesthetic can be used for the treatment. These allow you to relax, which will mean less discomfort in general during the procedure.
Following Ultherapy, you may notice some minor swelling, tenderness, tingling, tightness, or bruising. These shouldn’t last long, and within days you will feel like yourself again. The results will steadily become visible up to sixty to ninety days when they will be in full effect. You will feel considerably younger when you look in the mirror. It’s worth taking before and after photos so you can see the transformation, as the process is gradual.
So if you suffer from sagging skin, deep lines on your face, and other signs of aging on your neck, chin, or perhaps chest. Then Ultherapy could be a great option for you to reverse these signs of aging.