Collagen is the natural substance that makes our skin taught and smooth. Without disturbing the surface of the skin, like in surgery, the Ultherapy technology stimulates collagen production by releasing concentrated ultrasound energy into the deep layers of the skin to target the structural skin tissues where collagen is found. As well, no toxins are used in this procedure, unlike in many cosmetic procedures. Furthermore, in order to achieve such accurate results, Ultherapy circumvents the skin’s surface in order to deliver the correct amount of ultrasound energy to the area being treated. This advanced technology is also able to calculate the right depth and temperature being emitted to the area being treated. The ultrasound energy activates a natural process under the skin by prompting the regenerative process that creates new collagen.
Ultherapy treatments have the amazing benefit of providing fairly immediate, natural looking results while offering a completely non-invasive technique. This also leads to another major benefit of the procedure – no downtime. Some patients can see the initial effect of the treatment right after, though the final results appear over a 2-3 month period. During this time the new collagen works to lift and tighten the skin in the treatment area. This is still relatively quick compared to the “fast” results from surgical procedures, which often have a significant recovery period afterward. Ultherapy is a clinically proven non-invasive alternative for surgical lifting, especially beneficial for patients not comfortable with the risks and downtime often associated with having surgery.
Furthermore, another benefit to Ultherapy is that it integrates conventional ultrasound imaging into its technology. This allows the specialist performing the procedure to see the levels of tissue they are treating. This helps guarantee that the ultrasound is being delivered to the area where it will provide the best results.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to deliver its collagen-boosting treatment, transforming certain areas of the body. The treatment possibilities are:
Ultherapy can tighten facial soft tissue causing the skin to lift. By causing a boost in the production of collagen, this ultrasound treatment can help tighten the skin around the neck and lower face that naturally becomes droopy with time. Although the results are not identical to a facelift, the procedure stimulates the same structural support layers of the skin that are typically addressed in a facelift. Ultherapy can provide a dramatic improvement in the tightening and lifting of the skin, providing similar results to that of a facelift. This gives patients’ neck and lower face a younger look without having to submit to surgical procedures.
Ultherapy is an extremely effective non-invasive alternative to achieving fresher, tighter and smoother skin, especially in the brow area. As skin wrinkles and sags over time, Ultherapy jumpstarts the production of collagen in the brow area, tightening and lifting the skin. FDA cleared for treatments on the face, neck and chest; Ultherapy has had excellent results in non-surgical brow lifting procedures. Patients can experience brow lifts of up to 2mm, which is significant for a non-invasive procedure.
As we age our body and skin often naturally looses collagen, thus making it looser or slacker. This can be problematic for the skin around the abdomen, especially if someone has experienced weight gain/loss or the skin around the belly has been stretched during pregnancy. Ultherapy can be an effective non-surgical technique for tightening or “tucking” in your tummy. Although Ultherapy’s FDA approval is for treatment in the face, neck and chest area, it is commonly used to tighten skin on other parts of the body, especially the abdomen. Candidate selection is important when evaluating the potential success of the procedure since several sessions are often required to achieve best results. Nonetheless, Ultherapy remains an effective alternative for people looking for non-surgical “tummy tuck” solutions.
Surgical upper arm lifts often leave reasonably large scars from the elbow to up and under the arm. While surgical arm lifting is an invasive procedure, Ultherapy upper arm treatment is an effective, non-invasive solution for tightening the loose skin that can accumulate around the upper arm. Ultherapy can provide qualitative skin resurfacing and the tightening of skin laxity in the upper arm area without the risks and recovery time associated with surgery.
The Ultherapy ultrasound energy is able to penetrate the skin deeper than lasers or radiofrequency, making it a highly effective non-surgical technique for tightening the drooping skin around the upper knee. Because the Ultherapy specialist is able to use different hand pieces when performing the procedure, skin lifting and tightening of different areas of the body, such as the upper knee, can be achieved. Ultherapy is often used “off label” to tighten sagging skin on the knees, giving patients younger, smoother looking legs.