Collagen is a vital protein found naturally within the skin and helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity. It breaks down over time as a result of the aging process, which contributes to the formation of sagging skin and wrinkles. Ultherapy (a non-surgical facelift) is a cutting-edge procedure that is designed to dramatically tighten and lift the skin while minimizing sagging. Explore what this treatment can do for you at Laser Cliniqúe.
How does Ultherapy work?
- Ultherapy works deep within your skin to target the deep connective tissue and muscle.
- The procedure uses ultrasound technology to heat the deep tissues in your skin, resulting in the tightening and lifting of loose skin.
- In addition to providing these visible results on the surface of your skin, this procedure also stimulates the natural production of new collagen, which will help your skin maintain its elasticity and more youthful appearance.
- There is no downtime associated with this non-invasive procedure, and you can resume your normal activities immediately.
- Ultherapy is designed to firm and tighten your skin, lift the brow and open the eyes, for a refreshed and rejuvenated look -- evident after only one treatment session.
- Although you can experience a noticeable lifting immediately after the procedure, you can expect full results after 3 months as the skin’s natural production of collagen is stimulated.
How Safe is Ultherapy Treatment?
Ultrasound energy has been used safely in the field of medicine for more than half a century. The Ultherapy procedure is not only FDA approved, it has also been safely used in more than half a million treatments worldwide.
Furthermore, medical practitioners who deliver Ultherapy must first receive extensive procedural training. You can have confidence in any provider listed in the Ultherapy provider directory, and you will find Laser Cliniqúe listed as a qualified provider in the San Diego area.
Ultherapy results keep getting better for months!
Ultherapy uses safe ultrasound energy to tighten and lift the skin naturally, without surgery and with no post-procedure downtime. A single non-invasive treatment can help counteract the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and reverse the signs of aging.
You may see some benefit immediately after your Ultherapy treatment, but the results continue to improve over the weeks and months. During that time, your appearance will continue to improve as your body naturally regenerates collagen to lift and tighten the skin.
This doesn’t mean you will face a long wait to enjoy a fresher, younger appearance – but the treatment will continue to improve and enhance skin texture and tightness over the following months. You will be able to return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment, with no restrictions. Your skin may appear flushed at first, but that should disappear within a few hours, and as your body produces more collagen through this advanced skin tightening procedure, your skin continues to rejuvenate.
What to expect with Ultherapy Treatment
The first step in the process is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ataii, who will evaluate your skin, discuss your concerns, and determine if you are a candidate for Ultherapy. You will not need to follow any special regimen to prepare for treatment.
During the procedure, your skin will first be cleansed and the specific treatment areas identified. Dr. Ataii will apply ultrasound gel in the area to be treated and place a smooth, comfortable applicator on your skin. Using ultrasound imaging, he will determine optimal placement of ultrasound energy, then deliver the focused energy beneath the surface of the skin. You will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited under the skin, which means the new collagen production is being triggered. This sensation only lasts for the duration of the treatment.
The length of time needed for treatment depends on your treatment plan. Typically, it takes 60 to 90 minutes for a face and neck procedure and approximately 30 minutes to treat the chest. You will be free to resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Your skin may be flushed after treatment, but it disappears in a matter of hours. You may experience slight swelling, tenderness, or tingling, but these effects are temporary. Although it is less common, some patients may experience temporary bruising or numbness in small areas after treatment.
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Meet Dr. Ataii
Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe
P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.View Bio