When we see celebrities on t.v. and in magazines, they often look flawless and age-defying. However, just like the rest of us, these stars are susceptible to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.
In fact, former beauty queen and singer Vanessa Williams is refreshingly candid about the measures that she takes to look camera-ready.
At 55 years old, Williams follows a consistent skincare regimen and also swears by Ultherapy.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment for skin laxity on the eyes, forehead, cheeks, jawline, chin, neck, and décolletage.
It doesn’t require any downtime, and patients can resume all normal activities immediately after.
How does it work?
Ultherapy focuses precise ultrasound energy at various depths of the skin’s dermis. This heat creates thermal damage to the tissue and initiates a wound healing effect.
As a result, new collagen and elastin are stimulated to lift and tighten the skin and restore firmness and definition. Additionally, it can help reduce a double chin or dreaded turkey neck.
What to expect during an Ultherapy procedure?
Prior to the procedure, your provider will take photographs and mark the treatment area with a white pencil. A thin layer of ultrasound gel is then applied, and the Ultherapy handpiece is placed on the skin.
Next, the device’s deepSEE technology is used to visualize the patient’s specific anatomy, including the amount of existing collagen. This feature allows for customization of the treatment and increases its effectiveness and safety.
Finally, a series of pulses, also referred to as lines, will be delivered to each outlined column on the face, neck, or chest. The procedure can last anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the number of areas being treated.
Does Ultherapy hurt?
Patients may experience a sensation of warmth, stinging, or pricking during the treatment. There are several options for pain management during the procedure, including oral medication and a vibrating gadget that individuals can press to refocus discomfort.
While Vanessa Williams admits that the treatment was uncomfortable, she was amazed by the change in her face three months later. No one could tell she had any work done, but remarked that she looked so refreshed and that her skin looked better than ever.
When can patients see results?
Results are gradual and peak after six months. Like Vanessa, most patients begin to experience tightening, lifting, and firming of the skin two-to-three months after treatment.
To learn more about Ultherapy, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.