Ultherapy, a non-invasive skin tightening device and Sculptra, an injectable volumizing agent when combined with the face and chest deliver optimal results. Ultherapy in San Diego uses safe ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally. Sculptra is a skin volumizer that provides natural results. The end results are:
- Reversed tell-tale signs of aging
- Reduced deep and shallow fine lines and wrinkles
- Increased collagen production
- Increased skin elasticity
The Sculptra Treatment
Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate collagen production. A local anesthetic is applied to the injection site, and a fine needle is used to inject Sculptra into the face and chest. Typically, three treatments every six weeks are needed for the best results. And these results can last up to two years. Sculptra is unique in that is stimulates the body’s own natural collagen production. The side effects are limited to minor swelling and temporary redness. However, these side effects usually disappear within two days.
The Ultherapy Treatment
The Ultherapy procedure also stimulates collagen production without disrupting the skin’s surface and without any incisions. Just one treatment counteracts the effects of sun exposure, gravity and time without any downtime. Treatment areas include face, neck, and chest. Ultherapy harnesses the power of ultrasound and is completely non-invasive. As a matter of fact, it’s been safely used in the medical field for over 50 years. It’s a treatment that can help you achieve a more youthful look from your brow to your chest.
When Used Together
Ultherapy and Sculptra work synergistically with each other. While Sculptra adds volume to the face, Ultherapy lifts and tightens the skin. Both modalities stimulate collagen production, so there’s a definite advantage to having both.
The Combination: Better than a Facelift
Many dermatologists and plastic surgeons feel that Ultherapy and Sculptra used together can mimic a facelift. As a matter of fact, facelifts are becoming a less popular procedure. The risk of anesthesia, incisional scars, long recovery time, high cost and significant risks like permanent numbness are just a few of the reasons why facelifts are not the first choice any longer. Plus, a facelift doesn’t address volume loss like Sculptra does or deliver natural-looking results. Unlike a facelift, Ultherapy can address skin laxity in the whole face, including cheeks, upper and lower neck areas, eyebrows and forehead. These are separate surgical procedures associated with a facelift.
Today, it’s a new age of cosmetic enhancements. Treatments like Ultherapy and Sculptra are more natural, less invasive and have less downtime and risk. The gold standard of having a facelift is facing some serious competition from procedures like Ultherapy and Sculptra. Plus, the public has been demanding cosmetic enhancement treatments that appear natural, are affordable and have little downtime. Ultherapy and Sculptra have answered that demand.