Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved device shown to lift the skin without surgery. This treatment is an excellent option for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity that want to tighten up the complexion and create a more youthful facial profile. The procedure uses ultrasound technology, which reaches into the deep dermal layers to deliver just the right amount of heating to constrict tissue and stimulate collagen regeneration for results that are both natural and long-lasting.
Collagen is a protein the body makes that provides support to the underlying dermal structure to maintain a smooth and supple complexion. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which leads to skin laxity and the formation of wrinkles. By restoring collagen levels, we can reverse time on the skin, rejuvenating the complexion and reducing the telltale signs of aging.
Ultrasound has been used in the medical realm for decades. It delivers sound energy beyond the skin’s surface, where it can have a more profound effect on the skin inside and out. Ultrasound imaging can also be used during the treatment to ensure the energy is placed at the precise depth to have the greatest impact. The procedure does not damage surrounding skin and tissue, which means there is little or no discomfort or downtime associated with this procedure.
Ultrasound offers some benefits over laser devices that often promise similar effects. Because the laser uses heat energy, it cannot penetrate the dermal layers as deeply as the sound energy generated by ultrasound. Lasers are successful in treating more superficial skin imperfections but have not been approved for the lifting of the skin the way Ultherapy has. However, you can combine laser treatments and Ultherapy to treat a variety of skin issues and achieve more dramatic results.
In most cases, patients achieve their full results in just one treatment session, and those results will be long-lasting. Touch-up treatments may be performed over time as the natural effects of aging start to kick in once again.
While Ultherapy is often referred to as a non-surgical facelift, it will not produce the same amount of lift and tightening as surgery can. However, this procedure addresses the same areas of aging as a surgical facelift, including:
Ultherapy has also be approved to treat signs of aging around the décolleté, firming skin and smoothing away fine lines that often form here.
An Ultherapy treatment is done right in our office at Spa in the City on an outpatient basis. No anesthesia is needed, and most of our patients find the procedure to be very tolerable. You may feel a sensation while the energy is delivered, but the feeling is mild and short-lived. Your treatment will likely last anywhere from 30-90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of areas to be addressed in a single session.
You will be able to return to your regular activities as soon as your Ultherapy session is over. Side effects tend to be both mild and infrequent and may include skin redness, swelling, or soreness in the treatment area. All of these side effects subside within a few hours to a couple of days. None should be severe enough to affect your daily schedule.
You may see some initial tightening of the skin immediately following your Ultherapy treatment, due to the constriction of tissue during the procedure. However, those results will significantly improve in the weeks following your procedure, with full results becoming evident within 2-3 months. Your skin will look tighter, smoother and more youthful at this time. The duration of your results will vary based on how fast your skin tends to age but should last many months or longer.
Ultherapy turns back the clock on your appearance by addressing skin laxity and creating a smoother, firmer facial profile. The procedure does not involve anesthesia, incisions or downtime, making it easy for you to work an Ultherapy treatment session into your daily life. To learn more about this innovative procedure, contact Spa in the City today at 972-441-7933.
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