Ultherapy is an FDA approved non-surgical ultrasound treatment that addresses the effects of gravity and aging on your skin.
During this “lunchtime procedure”, the ultrasound stimulates your skin’s natural collagen production and offers a significant lift to the tissue within 2 to 3 months. The ultrasound energy during the procedure is deposited deep within the skin at the optimal temperature for the regeneration of collagen. This jump-starts the natural process of the production of new collagen, known as neocollagenesis. Unlike other therapies that jumpstart the same process, Ultherapy does not require any fillers, creams, or toxins. Your results will be completely natural.
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What is the Ultherapy treatment like?
The first step of your Ultherapy treatment begins with your provider assessing the skin of your face and neck to determine which areas require tightening. Usually, not just the superficial layer of the skin but the deeper layers require tightening for the best results.
At MDSkin Lounge, we recommend medications to relax you during the treatment, in which case you will need someone to drive you home following the treatment. The treatment area is then cleaned, and a topical numbing cream is applied. Next, the ultrasound gel is applied. The thickness of your skin is then assessed for each area to be treated. Next, your provider will mark these areas and determine the energy to be delivered. The Ultherapy machine delivers different depths and strengths of energy depending on the areas of the body. Determining the correct depth and energy depends on the thickness of the skin, varying from 2.5 mm to 4.5 mm. For instance, if you wish to tighten the deeper SMAS layer of your cheeks, the 4.5 mm depth will be chosen. The 3.5 mm depth is chosen when you are looking to tighten the skin on the forehead, neck, décolletage and around the eyes.
Depending on the degree of aging and your skin’s thickness, the amount of energy delivered to an area is pre-calculated. This ensures that the correct amount of ultrasound is used overall.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
Patients experiencing any loose or sagging skin around the neck and jowl or that are bothered by a double chin can benefit from Ultherapy.
Ultherapy treatment is also recommended for individuals who are bothered by early signs of aging and wish to reduce wrinkles and lines. It can also be beneficial for those who are suffering from medical issues and do not qualify for a surgical facelift.
What are the benefits of Ultherapy?
Your Ultherapy treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours depending on the number of areas being treated. Most people require only one session. There is no downtime with the procedure, so you can return to your work and regular routines the next day. It is also safe for those suffering from diabetes and immunity problems.
Are there any side effects of Ultherapy?
Though there are no serious side effects associated with Ultherapy, there are some things to be aware of. You may find there is redness in the treated area, but it resolves quickly. There might also be some mild swelling, but it goes away within a few days. Most patients are comfortable during the procedure with only momentary discomfort. In some cases, there might be mild bruising but this resolves on its own within a week of your treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
Talk to the MDSkin Lounge team to find out more about Ultherapy and how it can benefit you. The team at MDSkin Lounge are highly experienced and strive to help you be knowledgeable and comfortable before getting any treatment. To book a consultation, call MDSkin Lounge today.