What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment using focused ultrasound to lift and firm the skin, without the downtime and recovery of a regular surgical facelift. Ultherapy works by using ultrasound frequency to Ultherapy is the only non-surgical, non-invasive ultrasound treatment option approved by both the FDA and Health Canada.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Ultherapy works by stimulating collagen production in the skin- creating a more firm and youthful appearance. As skin ages, collagen levels are reduced, leading to sagging skin. With Ultherapy, the focused ultrasound frequency is used to generate a thermal effect within the skin. Once stimulated with the thermal effect, the skin enters a “repairing” process, by strengthening the existing collagen in the skin, and producing new collagen.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ULTHERAPY?
Anyone who feels their skin sagging, and notices areas that could be firmed in the brow, chin, or neck could benefit from Ultherapy. Losing firmness in the skin is an early sign of aging, and Ultherapy can help speed up the natural production of collagen within the skin, without the need for surgery or recovery time. If you want firmer looking skin but don’t want to go under the knife, Ultherapy could be right for you.
HOW IS ULTHERAPY DIFFERENT?
Ultherapy is non-invasive and non-surgical, so there is no downtime after your treatment. It is the only treatment procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to target problem areas of the skin. This means the technician can see the ultrasound image of the skin layers, and deposit the ultrasound thermal energy where it is needed most. If you’ve considered getting a facelift, but are deterred by the surgery and recovery time, Ultherapy is an ideal alternative to invasive procedures.
DOES ULTHERAPY HURT?
With recent upgrades in Ultherapy technology, most patients report a relatively pain-free experience. While discomfort tolerance varies for each patient, the treatment can produce a sensation in the skin during the session. This is a result of the ultrasound thermal energy stimulating collagen production in the skin. Pretreatment options to ensure your comfort are available as well, such a topical numbing cream, or premedication.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?
After an Ultherapy treatment session, there may be some redness in the skin that lasts about an hour. Some patients may experience tingling, slight swelling, and tenderness after the session. We provide our patients detailed post-procedure guidelines so you will know what to expect after your treatment.
HOW MANY ULTHERAPY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The amount of treatments will depend on the degree of laxity in the patient’s skin. Some patients have seen results after 1 session*. It also depends on your body’s natural collagen production pace, once stimulated by the Ultherapy. Speak with a Skinatomy professional for your personal consultation.