If you’re starting to notice a few stray lines and wrinkles appearing on your face, neck and décolleté, there are plenty of ways to slow down the effects of time without having to undergo painful, invasive surgery and weeks of recovery downtime. Ultherapy is a new, non-surgical facelift with the power to strip years from your appearance.
What is Ultherapy?
An FDA-approved procedure, Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy or focused sound waves along with the body’s own natural healing process to help regenerate collagen production. It targets the deepest layers of the skin and can be used to lift skin around the eyebrows, tighten skin under the chin and neck and soften lines and wrinkles around the décolleté.
How it works
Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy to safely induce thermal response at a depth of 4.5 millimeters below the surface of the skin. The right amount of ultrasound energy, at the right depth and the right temperature stimulates the production of fresh, new collagen, which helps lift, tighten and smooth skin.
What to expect
Each Ultherapy session – which involves a wand-like ultrasound device being glided over your face as you lie down – lasts between 30 to 90 minutes depending on the area of treatment. Since this is a non-surgical facelift there is no special preparation of the skin before the treatment. You might feel a sensation like pinpricks, however, if your pain threshold is on the lower side, you can always request application of topical anaesthesia to ensure the treatment doesn’t get uncomfortable.
Your Ultherapy session may leave you with a slightly flushed face, but nothing that will prevent you from continuing your daily activities. Most people notice some tightening immediately after the session, but the real benefits – tighter skin and more defined contours – start to show after a couple of months as the fresh new collagen kicks in.
For even better results
The Ultherapy treatment is ideal for those who want to look younger without having to undergo a surgical facelift or who want to extend the benefits of previous cosmetic surgery. Combined with the Cutera Titan, which is an Infrared light-based treatment that uses heat to contract the collagen and further firm the skin, you’re assured of naturally younger looking skin. Like Ultherapy, this too bypasses the surface of the skin so you don’t need any downtime or extensive recovery after the session.
Each treatment is delivered where it will be most beneficial and the treatments work in tandem to stimulate and boost collagen growth with different approaches. The result of these innovative non-surgical procedures is a natural facelift with a defined jawline and cheekbones, younger looking skin around the eyes and fewer lines and wrinkles around the neck and décolleté.