If you look in the mirror and see wrinkly, sagging skin and find yourself wanting to look younger, you may have to look no further than ultherapy. Ultherapy uses the Ulthera System and is the first and only Federal Drug and Administration (FDA) cleared lifting procedure. Ultherapy is best suited for patients complaining of mild to moderate facial sagging that want to look younger and have tighter face and neck skin without undergoing major surgery.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for your face which uses ultrasound as well as your body’s own healing processes to lift, tighten and tone loose skin thereby helping you to look younger. Unlike a traditional facelift, treatment with ultherapy stimulates the deep support layers of your skin without disturbing the surface of the skin. It basically works from the inside-out, which results in no damage to the superficial layers of your skin. Ultherapy allows the practitioner to visualize the area that needs to be treated via an ultrasound image so that the treatment is focused precisely on the area that needs to be treated.
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Skin responds to treatment with ultherapy by stimulating the formation of new collagen which will result in a gradual lifting of skin. You may see skin toning and tightening benefits immediately after the procedure, but more significant results will begin to show within 60-90 days following the procedure. This toning and tightening will help you to look younger without having to undergo traditional, invasive plastic surgery.
Treatment with Ultherapy is generally quick, with procedures taking between 30 and 60 minutes. Unlike traditional cosmetic procedures, ultherapy is non-invasive and there is no down-time following the procedure. Therefore you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. There may be slight redness and a slight tingling sensation following the procedure, but that should diminish within a couple of hours following the procedure. The benefits of ultherapy make it a desirable treatment option for patients who are hoping to look younger without the risks and long-term healing process that accompanies major cosmetic surgeries.
While ultherapy is currently used to lift and tone skin of the face and neck, studies are currently being conducted to determine whether ultherapy may be an effective treatment to tighten other areas of the body including the knees, elbows, buttocks and breast. Additionally, treatment of acne and rosacea with ultherapy may be seen in the future.
Our society is geared towards looking and feeling younger and ultherapy helps to achieve this. Ultherapy currently fills a niche market for individuals who want to look younger by having tighter, toned skin of their face and neck but who aren’t ready to undergo traditional cosmetic procedures.