Is Ultherapy Effective for Skin Tightening and Face Lifting?
Have you heard of ultherapy? If you have wrinkles and want your skin to look more youthful, you should become very familiar with this extremely popular and effective new skin tightening treatment that has recently been approved by the FDA. It can make all the difference in the world for your skin and your appearance.
What is Ultherapy and What Makes It Special?
The thing that makes ultherapy stands out more than any other wrinkle treatment for the skin that’s out there is that it is non-invasive and focuses exclusively on the 3 most common problem areas for wrinkles:
The procedure uses ultrasound waves to tighten skin and lift it when needed, all without any downtime after the procedure. It’s like getting a facelift without going under the knife. The best results are seen after several treatment sessions as the skin begins to respond to the ultrasound and transforms visibly before your eyes. It is the only cosmetic procedure using ultrasound waves that also uses ultrasound imaging, so the waves can be targeted exactly where they’re needed to get the best results.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
The ultrasound waves used in ultherapy stimulate the skin to produce new collagen in its deep layers. The more treatments you get, the more collagen is produced. Gradually, this new collagen will naturally fill in wrinkles and smooth them over. The deeper your wrinkles, the more treatments you’ll need to see results, but you will see them. Results typically last for at least a year or more. Skin continues to age, however, so occasional touch-up treatments every now and then will be required to keep your skin looking smooth and young.
Potential Side Effects to Ultherapy
Ultherapy is generally very safe, and most people do not experience any side effects from it. When side effects do occur, they are usually very temporary and are limited to redness or tenderness at the treatment site. Most people who have had this therapy feel that these mild potential side effects are worth it for the benefits they get.
Ultherapy Vs Thermage
Ultherapy is the wrinkle treatment of the future. Thermage is part of the past and is being used less and less as new treatments are proving more effective. Thermage uses radio frequency energy rather than ultrasound, and this does not penetrate very deeply into the skin. It is therefore not as effective at producing new collagen as ultrasound. While thermage does produce some noticeable results, the results seen with ultherapy are vastly more dramatic and profound.
If you’re ready to give ultherapy a try, contact Laser-Clinique today for your free consultation with P. Alexander Ataii M.D.