Get Younger Looking Skin Tone, Smooth Wrinkles With Ultherapy
One of the newer, non-invasive methods of wrinkle treatment is Ultherapy. This form of treatment uses sound waves to break down old collagen, promote the growth of new collagen and tighten tissue and skin, resulting in a smoother, younger looking skin tone.
Ideal Ultherapy Candidates
Patients who benefit the most from Ultherapy are those who have sagging or relaxed facial and neck skin. Lose skin in the forehead and on eyelids can also be treated with Ultherapy. As always, you should consult with a board certified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist about your individual skin tone and potential results from this treatment.
When you go in for an Ultherapy treatment, your dermatologist or cosmetic doctor will run an applicator across the areas to be treated. This will first create an ultrasound image of your face on a computer screen and the doctor will use that to evaluate where the applicator should deliver the treatment. The heat energy will then be aimed at the correct level and skin depth for your individual needs. Only tissue and skin layers below the top surface will be affected by the ultrasound treatment.
This ultrasound heating triggers the body to produce new collagen, which helps to fill out wrinkles and smooth sagging skin. It also prompts the tissues and skin to tighten and lift, also resulting in younger looking skin tone.
Length Of Treatment Time
Ultherapy treatments take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and patients usually see some firming and tightening of the skin right away after only one treatment, which starts to eliminate wrinkles and sagging. More results can be seen over the next two or three months, as the body produces new collagen and the skin fills out more.
Your skin could feel warm or even tingle as the ultrasound energy heats the tissues under the skin surface. Generally no topical anesthesia or pain medications are needed.
Aftercare And Possible Side Effects
You will be able to go back to home or to work immediately after your Ultherapy treatment. No anesthesia is used and generally only some mild redness or swelling results from the ultrasound treatment. The redness should diminish within hours and the swelling in a few days. In rare cases, some patients will feel a tingling or have some bruised or numb areas. Those side effects should only last a few days, but could possibly last a few weeks.
Ultherapy is FDA approved and according to the manufacturer, FDA studies have shown that
90% of patients treated showed visible results almost immediately.
You can expect to pay from $1,500 to $4,500 depending on the size of the facial or neck area to be treated.
If you're not ready for invasive cosmetic facial procedures such as a facelift, Ultherapy may be a good alternative to treat wrinkles and skin showing signs of aging. With limited side effects and no down time, this treatment appeals to many men and women. Your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon can help you decide if this treatment is a good option for you.