Ultherapy is an advanced, non-invasive treatment to improve the body contour or facial profile. Patients are increasingly inclined in favor of non-surgical cosmetic solutions that are safe and involve minimal downtime, and ultherapy is one of them. The procedure has been approved by the FDA, and is used effectively to tighten and lift the neck and face.
Ultherapy is based on ultrasound technology, which is non-invasive and helps lift, tighten and rejuvenate skin along the brow, chin, and the neck. Many patients have questions about the safety and effectiveness of Ultherapy because it is still a fairly new procedure. The following list of FAQs attempts to answer most of these questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a new and revolutionary technology to cosmetically treat the face and other areas. It involves the use of ultrasound to lift, tighten, and tone the skin. The procedure can be completed in under an hour and does not have any downtime.
How is it performed?
Just like any other ultrasound procedure, Ultherapy involves a smooth applicator that is place over the patient’s skin. The goal here to heat up the excess tissue underneath the skin surface with an aim to promote the natural and gradual production of new collagen. The collagen helps firm up the skin naturally from inside out, without affecting the skin surface.
What differentiates Ultherapy from other non-surgical treatments?
Among all the non-invasive cosmetic treatments available today, Ultherapy is the only treatment that makes use of ultrasound technology. Ultrasound actually allows the operating physician to view underneath the skin surface, and then target the deep tissue without having to resort to surgery.
Does Ultherapy require multiple treatments?
Most patients report satisfactory outcomes with just a single treatment of Ultherapy. However, a few patients with more lax skin may benefit from more than one treatment. It will depend on the needs and goals of the patient, which can be decided in consultation with the doctor.
Is Ultherapy painful?
Ultherapy is not a painful procedure, but some patients may experience a little discomfort or stinging sensation on the skin while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. An experienced physician will take the necessary measures to ensure patient comfort and satisfaction during and after the treatment.
When are Ultherapy results visible?
Most patients can notice some amount of firming up and toning of the skin immediately following the procedure. However, the complete results of skin lifting and tightening will start becoming visible only over a period three to four months. In some cases, the results may continue to build for up to six months.
Any precautions are required during recovery period?
Most patients are able to resume their normal everyday activities immediately after the procedure. No special precautions or measures are necessary. After the treatment, the affected areas of the skin may show redness, which will go away on its own within a few hours.