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.