Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment used to lift and tighten your skin. It uses ultrasound therapy to regenerate cell turnover and reconstruct both elastin and collagen therefore resulting in a more youthful looking appearance.
Knowing what to expect from the treatment will help you prepare and decide if you are a good candidate for Ultherapy.
Here is what to look forward to before, during, and after Ultherapy.
Before Ultherapy Treatment
If you are in your early forties or even younger and dealing with skin laxity around your face, you might be a great candidate for Ultherapy.
The perfect candidate for Ultherapy should:
- Be healthy
- Be realistic about outcomes of the treatment
- A little skin elasticity
- Mild skin droopiness
Who is the right candidate should not bother you. Our consultation team is more than willing to answer all of your questions and help you decide if Ultherapy is right for you.
During Ultherapy Treatment
For comfort purposes, a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area.
An ultrasound therapy gel follows, which can lead to a tingling sensation. This feeling is an indication that the collagen-building process has begun. The sensation disappears as soon as the process is over.
The process will last for the next 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the area of treatment.
After Ultherapy Treatment
The skin tightening process may leave your skin red or even flush. The best thing is that this will only last for a few hours.
As soon as the treatment is finished, you are free to resume your daily activities. Other temporary experiences are swelling and tenderness to touch at the treated area.
On a good note is that most patients experience skin tightening changes after a single treatment.
After treatment, the body produces collagen naturally, keeping your skin wrinkle-free.
The time between treatment and result also depends on age and genetics.
Where Do I Get Started?
Now that you know what ultrasound therapy treatment entails, it's now time to evaluate your readiness.
Minimal preparation is needed before Ultherapy. You are required to maintain healthy eating habits. You can also continue with exercise and other daily duties.
It's advisable to take pain-relieving medicine recommended by the treatment specialist. Remember to remove any kind of makeup from the area to be treated.