What Is Ultherapy?
February 27, 2017
Ultherapy® is a unique cosmetic treatment for lifting and smoothing the skin on the face and neck. It uses ultrasound energy to stimulate tissue growth and collagen production. When the subdermal tissues are subjected to sound energy, the body responds by sending nutrients to the affected areas. This accelerates the process of creating new skin layers, and the result is smoother skin without wrinkles, increased moisture retention and better overall skin tone. If you’re looking for an effective, noninvasive way to rejuvenate your skin, Ultherapy® may be the answer.
Candidates For Ultherapy®
Good candidates for this procedure include those in generally good health who are experiencing loose, sagging skin on the face and neck. Sagging skin is subject to wrinkling, which can adversely affect one’s appearance. If you feel you are beginning to look older than you really are because of thinning, loose skin, this may be just the treatment you’ve been looking for.
How Ultherapy® Works
The process is performed by using a handheld device, which produces sound waves that are not in the audible range. The instrument is placed onto skin that has been rubbed with a special gel.
The controls can be set according to the thickness of the skin. When the sound control is activated, a short burst of energy penetrates right through the skin and is absorbed by the denser tissue that lies beneath. Each burst lasts only a fraction of a second. The instrument is moved from one area to the next, treating the targeted area several times. Treatment typically lasts no longer than 60 minutes.
The real magic begins to occur over the next couple of months after treatment is completed. The therapy prompts the body to increase collagen production, and eventually the old skin, including the top layer, is replaced by smoother skin layers. As a result, the skin appears lifted and more supple. The overall texture also begins to improve, making the face look even more naturally youthful.
Advantages Of Ultherapy®
Unlike abrasive treatments such as chemical peels, laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion, Ultherapy® doesn’t affect the outer skin layers directly. Many individuals report unsatisfactory results from skin abrasion and experience uneven skin tone after a chemical peel. The treatment stimulates tissue regeneration from the bottom layers upward, so there’s no concern about unsightly after-effects from the treatment itself.
One of the best things about Ultherapy® is that you will likely only need one treatment. After results begin to show within two or three months, patients typically find that a single treatment is all they need to get the results they want to see.
Is Ultherapy® Right For You?
Many people are good candidates for this treatment, but the best way to find out is to come in for your consultation with Transformations Plastic Surgery. Located in Rockford, IL, we proudly serve patients in the area with the highest level of aesthetic care. After examining your areas of concern, we can help you determine if Ultherapy® is the right course of action for you. You can indeed turn back the clock and regain your more youthful appearance. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!