What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chin, brow and décolletage, thighs, abdomen, gluteal area, and arms. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen deep within the skin, with no downtime required.
Candidates for Ultherapy
A good Ultherapy candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. The best way to find out if you’re an Ultherapy candidate is to set up a consultation with us.
How Does It Work?
Ultherapy is a handheld device that delivers ultrasound energy to the subdermal layers. The ultrasound energy eventually heats and causes the dermal tissue to contract, which results in a tightening effect. In addition to almost-immediate skin tightening, Ultherapy’s heat energy triggers the body’s collagen production, which helps produce long-term results.
Ultherapy is applied directly to the surface of the treatment area. Results can be seen after one treatment. Some clients elect to have a repeat treatment twelve to eighteen months after the initial procedure.
Is It Painful?
Ultherapy isn’t painful; however, some clients do report feeling a general heating sensation that some might find uncomfortable. If you’re worried about feeling any discomfort during your Ultherapy procedure, be sure to let your esthetician know before the treatment. Often valium is prescribed to improve patient comfort.
Is There Any Downtime?
There’s no downtime associated with Ultherapy treatments, so you’ll be able to go right back to your normal routine. You may experience some tingling sensations after your procedure; this side effect should disappear after a couple of days. Although rare, light bruising can occur.