Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that can often be used as a means of delaying a facelift or avoiding one entirely. It’s a popular treatment at VIDA Aesthetic Medicine, particularly for patients who want the youthful look of a facelift without the risks and downtime of surgery. Ultherapy works with ultrasound technology that helps the body create more collagen production at the treatment site—and, in turn, tighter and smoother skin.
An Ultherapy session uses focused heat energy that is pulsed into the skin. It can be used on the face, neck, and decollatage. This treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but since it kickstarts collagen production it also improves the overall quality and texture of the skin. That’s not something you get with a facelift, which simply lifts and tightens skin by removing small amounts of skin. Ultherapy is a holistic approach to tighter skin, improving not only the laxity but the overall skin quality.
What You Need to Know About Ultherapy
Ultherapy was cleared by the FDA over a decade ago, initially as an alternative to an eyebrow lift, neck lift, and submental (below the chin) lift as well as a means of reducing lines and wrinkles on the chest. Since then, over half a million skin tightening treatments are performed on average every year. Clients love Ultherapy because it’s fast, effective, and completely non-invasive so there’s no downtime.
On average, an Ultherapy treatment takes 30 – 90 minutes. There’s no preparation or anesthesia necessary. One clinical study reported that 65 percent of patients noticed improvement 60 – 180 days after their treatment, but keep in mind that this can vary person to person. Ultherapy harnesses the body’s own natural collagen production in order to tighten skin, so results aren’t immediate and will take some time. Plan ahead for special events, allowing at least three months if you’re getting Ultherapy for a certain occasion.
Interested in a complimentary consultation for Ultherapy? We’ll work with you to create the ultimate plan for a safe, effective, and non-invasive approach to younger looking skin. Connect with VIDA today.