Aging is inevitable; however, if you don’t address the loss of collagen and elastin that comes with aging, be prepared to say goodbye to smooth, clear skin.
Facelifts, brow lifts, and neck lifts can alleviate the signs of aging, but since they are invasive treatments, there are many risks involved. This is why Ultherapy is quickly gaining traction as one of the best ways to rejuvenate your skin.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved non-invasive ultrasound-powered procedure that lifts and tightens your skin to reduce wrinkles and lines. It uses deep thermal energy to stimulate your skin on three levels:
• The muscle
• The superficial wrinkles
• The skin
By stimulating the deeper layers of your skin, Ultherapy improves blood flow and activates the production of new collagen in your body. This treatment provides the best results when used on the chin, neck, brow, and chest areas and is quickly becoming the gold standard in skin rejuvenation.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound energy to generate a thermal effect beneath the skin, which causes the skin to tighten up and become firmer. The heat stimulates blood flow and triggers collagen production in the subdermal layer, and it has a rejuvenating effect on the natural proteins and collagen in your body.
Unlike creams or salves that only affect the outermost layer of the skin, the deep penetrating powers of the ultrasound energy ensure that multiple layers of the skin are affected at the same time. This depth of penetration is the key to Ultherapy’s stellar results.
Each session takes no longer than ninety minutes and works exceptionally well on sagging and wrinkled skin. Ultherapy is one of the few non-invasive ways to achieve a neck, chin, and brow lift quickly and conveniently.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Session?
Recovery time after an Ultherapy session is minimal, as the procedure does not involve damaging the skin’s tissues. You can return to work right after treatment and can even engage in exercise if you wish. However, it is recommended that you avoid the sun after treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?
People in their 30s tend to benefit best from Ultherapy sessions, as moderate skin elasticity issues are easily resolved with a few sessions; some people may only need one session to see results. People with severe sagging and collagen degradation may need more sessions.
Results and Aftercare
You will notice results within a few days of Ultherapy; however, the production of collagen continues for up to six months after treatment, and your results will keep getting better.
You may experience mild discomfort, swelling, and redness at the site of the treatment. Eating a healthy balanced diet of whole foods rich in vitamin C is recommended to help with collagen production.
Learn More About Ultherapy
If you’ve always been apprehensive about going under the knife but want similar results to a brow lift, facelift, and/or neck lift, then Ultherapy is perfect for you. Contact the office of Dr. Jen Chow, a double-board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, for more information about this non-invasive procedure today.