As we age, the production collagen, a protein that keeps skin looking firm and tone, slows down dramatically resulting in the lose of skin tone and elasticity.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses microfocused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. Ultherapy is FDA-cleared for use on the face, neck, and décolletage but can also be used on the abdomen, knees and arms. It is most effective for mild to moderate skin laxity.
Using an ultrasound device, the treated area can be visualized and highly personalized to deliver thermal energy to different layers of the skin. This energy triggers a natural regenerative process, stimulating the production of new collagen fibers and resulting in tighter, firmer skin.
Ultherapy typically takes between 30-90 minutes, depending on the treatment area, and patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure. Before Ultherapy treatment, topical anaesthetic is used to make the treatment more comfortable. Anti-inflammatory and pain medications are also advised prior to the treatment. A mild tingling or prickling sensation can be felt during Ultherapy. Short term swelling, flushing or tenderness typically resolve within a few days of treatment. Rarely there may also be bruising or numbness. Results can be seen gradually over several months, as the collagen-building process continues. Most patients need one treatment every 12-18 months depending on the degree of skin laxity and response to the Ultherapy treatment.
Ultherapy uses the bodies own regenerative response to help tighten and lift skin. If you are uncertain about the best treatment plan tailored to your needs, speak to your doctor.