Ultherapy is an FDA-approved and clinically-proven skin tightening procedure for the neck, chin, brows, and other body parts. This is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes ultrasound imaging to activate your body’s healing processes, including collagen production. The ultrasound energy goes deeper than other non-invasive treatments to encourage collagen stimulation, which, in turn, tightens your skin tissues. As such, Ultherapy lifts your neck, chin, and brows without incisions, surgeries, or downtime.
Collagen is a natural, fibrous protein that makes your skin look firm and toned. It supports your skin against gravitational force, making it look firm and taut. As we grow older, the body’s ability to produce new collagen is compromised, leading to skin laxity, sagging, and wrinkles. Ultherapy utilizes micro-focused ultrasound energy to heat up the underlying dermal layers, leading to the formation of new collagen fibers, reversing the effects of age.
What truly distinguishes Ultherapy from other skin tightening methods is the use of ultrasound imaging. With ultrasound imaging, the provider can visualize the layers of the skin receiving the thermal energy. As such, the provider can calibrate and adjust the treatment to ensure extreme precision, delivering ultrasound energy where it will be most useful. While Ultherapy doesn’t provide the same results as a facelift, it’s the most effective non-invasive skin tightening treatment.
- Rebuild your skin’s collagen and elastin reserves.
- Reverse the wrinkles, fine lines, and folds from the face and décolletage.
- Treat “turkey neck,” i.e., the sagging skin under the chin.
- Tighten the skin tissues, reversing the laxity and sagging effects of age.
- Non-surgical and non-invasive treatment for skin tightening.
- Ultrasound imaging is used for extreme precision of delivery.
- Painless and comfortable treatment.
- The results are visible after a single session.
- No harsh side effects or complications.
- No downtime after the treatment.
Ultherapy doesn’t involve significant preparation. You can follow your regular eating, workout, and work routines before and after the procedure. However, you should remove all the makeup and skincare products from your face for the procedure. And, in some cases, your provider may ask you to temporarily discontinue certain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
Your Ultherapy procedure starts with a comprehensive consultation with our nurse practitioners. They discuss your specific goals and examine your facial tissues to select the ideal treatment areas. They apply the ultrasound gel over the selected treatment areas. The practitioner will use ultrasound imaging to identify the best spots for the treatment, customizing the treatment depth and location as they move the applicator over your skin. You might feel a gentle warmth seeping into your skin as the applicator is moved over your body.
Depending on the treatment area, the procedure may take 30 to 90 minutes. Ultherapy on the upper chest takes around 30 minutes, and it takes around 60 to 90 minutes in the face and neck.
Your skin might look red or flushed for a few hours, but there’s no downtime or extended recovery period. You can resume all your daily activities and work immediately after Ultherapy. However, you might experience tenderness, tingling, and swelling for a few hours or days.
You’ll notice the results from Ultherapy in a few days as your body starts producing new collagen fibers. The results continue improving for several weeks or months, as long as your body continues replenishing your skin’s collagen reserves. And the results will start fading away once the natural aging process takes over, which should take several months or a year.
Most patients see significant results after a single Ultherapy session. However, in some cases, your cosmetic provider might recommend multiple sessions for optimal results. You can also repeat the treatment once a year to maintain the results.
You can read more about Ultherapy here: ultherapy.com
If you live in or around Friendswood, Texas, you can schedule an appointment at RevIVe MedSpa & Wellness to discuss your Ultherapy treatment options.