It’s not uncommon for men and women in their 40’s and 50s with mild facial skin laxity, to desire less invasive options to improve firmness. Ultherapy is one of the leading non-surgical technologies now available for enhancing facial appearance.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses focused ultrasound energy to tighten the skin. Ultherapy is FDA approved, and indicated for skin tightening on the brow, neck, and below the chin. It can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. Ultherapy is ideal for individuals with moderate skin laxity, who are not quite ready for surgery.
How does it work?
The device delivers low levels of ultrasound energy to the dermal layer of the skin, without disturbing the outer layer. The body responds to the intense heat energy by contracting, and stimulating the production of collagen. This makes the skin tighter, and also creates moderate lift.
How many treatments do you need?
It usually takes 2-3 treatments with Ultherapy to achieve the required tightening and lifting of the skin. A single treatment session can last anywhere from 60-90 minutes, but this depends on the extent of the area being treated.
What should you expect?
Patients can expect to experience some pain, redness, and swelling after treatment. The side-effects are usually temporary, and generally resolve after a few days. Most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. Ultherapy can produce natural looking results, and as collagen remodels, improvements can be seen up to 3 months after a course of treatment has been completed.
If you are looking for a non-invasive solution for your aging face, contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center, serving the greater Atlanta metro, for more information about Ultherapy skin tightening treatment. Call us today to request an appointment.