What is Ultherapy used to treat?
Ultratherapy is used to gently and gradually lift and tighten the skin around your neck, chin, and brow. It can also smooth wrinkles and fine lines on the décolletage. The treatment is a great alternative for those who are not ready for a surgical procedure or want to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
What occurs during an Ultherapy procedure?
Ultratherapy uses the body’s own natural regenerative response to improve your skin’s appearance. Ultratherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. Through a natural process known as neocollagenesis, your body produces fresh, new collagen.
What care is required before Ultherapy?
No special preparations are necessary for an Ultratherapy procedure. However, men must shave before the procedure and your physician may recommend that you take an over-the-counter or prescribed medication to improve your comfort during the treatment.
What care is required after Ultherapy?
No special post-treatment measures are required after an Ultratherapy procedure. Results are usually noticeable after two to three months, after the body naturally regenerates collagen. Some patients may experience temporary swelling, tingling, or tenderness after a treatment. Small areas of bruising or welts may also appear for a brief period. You may opt to use medications such as ibuprofen or antihistamines to treat swelling or itching. Most patients only need one treatment, but some people may benefit from additional treatments. Touch-up appointments can also help your skin’s appearance keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.
How long is the recovery time for an Ultherapy treatment?
No downtime is required after an Ultratherapy procedure. You can resume your normal activities immediately.
Are there any risks associated with Ultherapy?
Some patients may experience local muscle weakness or numbness due to nerve inflammation. These symptoms typically resolve themselves within a few days or weeks. Swelling may also occur, typically under the eyes. Serious swelling can be treated with ice packs.