Ultherapy is an FDA-approved nonsurgical alternative to a facelift that is used to counteract the signs of aging skin. Some common areas where people like to have Ultherapy treatment include sagging skin and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest as well as the brow area. If you’re unhappy with your appearance and would like to explore your options, E Med Spa in El Cajon, CA can help you achieve your personalized goals.
How Does the Treatment Work?
The treatment works by targeting areas beneath the skin with focused ultrasound energy. When stimulated at the proper temperature, collagen generation can be supported and encouraged. Heat energy is directed at different depths and affects three specific layers, including the skin, muscle, and superficial wrinkles. As the ultrasound energy stimulates collagen and elastic tissue, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while firming and toning your skin, helping to reduce or even eliminate excess sagging.
How to Prepare for Treatment
Preparation for Ultherapy treatment isn’t difficult. You can maintain your regular eating, drinking, exercise, and work routines prior to and after the treatment. All makeup and other skincare products should be removed from the target area prior to treatment. Sometimes, a person may take anti-inflammatory or pain-reducing medication before treatment. However, if these medications inhibit your ability to drive, you should make sure you have someone to pick you up afterward.
At the beginning of the procedure, your provider will clean the areas designated for the treatment of any oil or residue and then apply an ultrasound gel. The device will then be placed against the skin and your provider will use an ultrasound viewer to determine the appropriate settings for the device. Then, ultrasound energy is delivered via the device to the targeted areas.
Sometimes a patient experiences short bursts of warmth or tingling during treatment, but there is no discomfort or pain. One treatment can last up to 90 minutes depending on the treatment and which areas are being targeted. The chest, for example, can take about 30 minutes for the treatment to complete while the face and neck can take 60 to 90 minutes. Once the treatment is complete, the applicator is removed.
4 Top Benefits of Ultherapy
There are numerous treatments available that claim to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Why choose this one?
1. Treatment Is Non-Invasive
No incisions are made during treatment nor is there any need for anesthesia. When you deal with invasive procedures, there’s much more risk involved than in non-invasive treatments such as Ultherapy. Significant improvement in sagging skin and wrinkles can be achieved without the potential side effects of anesthesia or long-term recovery that surgical treatments often require.
2. Long-Lasting Results
This treatment is able to achieve results by rejuvenating collagen–the skin’s support structure–deep within the layers of skin on your face, neck, or chest. The treatment works by essentially halting the degeneration of your collagen, and the improvement lasts for upwards of two years.
3. The Results Look Natural
The results of treatment gradually reveal themselves within the first month after treatment. There’s no “final reveal” post-treatment the way some surgical options work. Instead, the treatment stimulates your own skin to naturally rebuild and firm itself up to the look it had before. There won’t be any scars or abnormal pulling of the skin.
4. There’s No Downtime
Immediately after treatment, your skin may appear red or flushed. However, patients can get back to their usual schedule afterward without any restrictions. Most patients do not experience any side effects other than initial redness immediately following the treatment. Sometimes there’s a little tenderness, tingling, or mild swelling involved, but these all usually disappear within the first week and an inconvenience.
Which Areas Are Commonly Treated?
Ultherapy is most commonly used on the face, neck, and chest, though there are other commonly targeted areas, such as the eyebrows, under the chin, and décolletage. The treatment can be customized to fit each patient’s individual wants and needs. Custom plans should be discussed during your consultation.
What to Expect After Treatment
As mentioned, there’s usually no downtime associated with treatment. You can easily resume regular activities such as work, exercise, or social engagements immediately after treatment.
Patients generally start to notice the first positive effects of treatment within a few days, though everyone’s body is different and some will begin producing collagen faster than others. Visual improvement generally continues for up to three months post-treatment. The results will last for as long as your body continues to produce new collagen. Once the natural aging process takes over again, results will begin to fade. For some people, additional sessions are necessary to achieve their desired results.
Get a Consultation
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, chin, and chest. It works by focusing energy beneath the skin to stimulate the production of collagen, rejuvenating the skin and reversing the signs of aging.
If you think Ultherapy may be right for you, call and speak with a medical professional at E Med Spa in El Cajon, CA. Let us help you regain a more youthful appearance and restore your self-confidence today.