Sagging and jowl are one of the most common complaints of aging I get from my patients. While there are a lot of products and treatments we hear about, Ultherapy is one of the few that has been proven to work. Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology, so it is completely Safe. It targets the deepest layers of your skin to stimulate collagen production, so it is very effective.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared procedure that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tone the skin on lower face, cheeks, eyelids, and neck. During an Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound waves are directed at the layers of tissue below the skin’s surface. Ultrasound is able to deliver small amounts of focused energy to this deep layer and therefore help stimulate the production of new collagen.
Collagen is a protein that helps to keep the skin firm and elastic. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, and loses collagen faster which can lead to sagging skin. Ultherapy can help to reverse this process by stimulating the production of new collagen. New collagen leads to tighter and healthier-looking skin.
It is no surprise that Ultherapy is often referred to as a “nonsurgical facelift” because it can help you achieve many of the same results as a surgical facelift, without any of the downtime, invasiveness, or risks associated with surgery. Ultherapy can be used to treat a variety of issues, including loose skin on the face, neck, and chest; wrinkles and fine lines; and sagging skin.
One of the most appealing things about Ultherapy is that it is a completely non-invasive procedure, which means there is no need for any anesthesia or incisions. In fact, the ultrasound energy used in Ultherapy is thought to be safer than other types of energy, such as lasers or radiofrequency (RF), because it does not heat up the tissue. This makes Ultherapy a great option for people who are looking for a lift but are not ready or do not want to commit to surgery.
Another desirable key benefit of Ultherapy is that the results are long-lasting and does not require maintenance treatments. Once you have completed an Ultherapy treatment, your skin will continue to produce collagen, and the results will last for months or even years.
We perform Ultherapy in a regular office environment. Most people experience minimal discomfort during the treatment. There is no downtime, which means you can typically return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Results from Ultherapy are gradual; you may not see much immediate change, but you should start to see a gradual improvement in the appearance of your skin within 2-3 months. The full results, however, may take up to 6 months to appear.
If you are considering Ultherapy, the first step is to consult with a board-certified dermatologist who has experience with the treatment. They will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of action.
To learn more about Ultherapy or other non-invasive cosmetic procedures, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if Ultherapy is right for you.