Celebrities like Christie Brinkley and Kathie Lee Gifford have recently revealed the secret to their age-defying skin.
Both women are in their 60s and have preserved a youthful appearance with the help of Ultherapy.
This procedure is non-invasive, and it’s been likened to a scalpel-free facelift. With these type of results, it’s no wonder that patients are seeking Ultherapy to turn back time and rejuvenate falling cheeks and loose jawlines.
So, is Ultherapy right for you? Here’s what you need to know about this skin tightening treatment.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment that uses an ultrasound wand to deliver precisely targeted sonic waves.
This energy is applied to specific layers of the patient’s skin that are lacking structure and support.
How does Ultherapy work?
The procedure is often described as a surgery-free microlift and works by creating controlled thermal damage within the skin.
As a result, Ultherapy is able to stimulate the collagen and elastin necessary to tighten and lift skin and underlying tissues.
What to expect from an Ultherapy treatment?
To start, the skin is cleansed and outlined with a white marking pencil. Then, the patient reclines and sonogram gel is applied to the treatment area.
Over the next 30-60 minutes, the Ultherapy wand is inched over the skin in a gliding motion delivering a pulse at a time.
Does Ultherapy hurt?
The Ultherapy protocol has be adjusted recently to improve patient comfort, while maintaining efficacy.
In fact, most patients find the treatment fairly tolerable and report that the sensation more startling than it is painful, and each pulse is quite brief.
However, oral pain medication can be taken approximately 30 minutes before for analgesic relief.
Is there any downtime?
Because Ultherapy penetrates deep into the collagen-rich dermis, the skin’s surface is left unaffected. Therefore, patients may note some slight redness and swelling post-procedure, but the treatment does not require any downtime.
When can patients see results and how long do they last?
Within one-to-two months, most patients are pleased to report an increased thickness to their skin, a softening of edges, restoration of youthful contours, and disappearance of their double chin.
However, collagen building can continue to occur for up to six months, and results will peak at that time.
Ultherapy effects typically last one-to-two years.
For additional information about Ultherapy, please call our office today to schedule an appointment.