In our mid-30s or early 40s, we often realize, looking into the mirror, that our skin is no more the same as it was during the teenage years or early 20s. With time, our skin loses its elasticity and collagen and we are eventually left with that loose and sagging skin, especially the facial one.
According to most dermatologists, loose skin is one of the major issues that women usually complain about. Time and gravity are the two leading culprits responsible for skin sagging. Most people, who are really worried about their skin condition often found to be reluctant considering injectables, consisting of fillers and neurotoxins, or go for a surgery because of the consequences and complications associated with these procedures. Such people generally look out for treatment options that are non-invasive and relatively safe.
Fortunately, there is an option that doesn’t require you going under the knife or getting your skin punctured with painful needles. It is called Ultherapy, which is completely a non-surgical process. Dr. Lancer, a supporter of non-surgical skin treatment procedures, says that ultherapy is a boon to all those needle phobics, who don’t want to undergo surgical procedures and needle-based treatments. Interestingly, this is the only treatment that has been approved by the U.S. FDA to for skin tightening and lifting without a surgery.
Basically, ultherapy utilizes ultrasound energy from ulthera to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to boost the production of connective proteins – collagen and elastin. It acts by simply enhancing the skin’s natural ability to regenerate and so, is free of side effects.
How Ultherapy Works?
In ultherapy, unlike injectables and lasers, ultrasound energy totally bypasses the skin surface and penetrates deep into the inner layers of the skin at the appropriate temperature and depth to stimulate the natural healing process of the skin.
Since ultrasound technology is used in this procedure, with the help of ultrasound imaging, experts can observe the tissue layers being treated and trace the exact location for a targeted treatment. So, in on ego, ultherapy naturally helps in skin lifting and smoothening; thereby, reducing the premature signs of aging from your neck and face within a short span of 2-3 months.
Ulthera treatments are highly focused and effective, and known to offer maximum benefits in the least possible time. Another advantage of ultherapy is that instead of going for the whole face treatment to get results for a specific area, you can just target the affected areas like brow or chin. Nevertheless, you can always opt for the whole face treatment too, but that is not required for best results. Although it is a one-time procedure, some people willfully go for further sessions as they continue to age.
What to Expect from Ultherapy?
If you are thinking to go for ultherapy, then you must initially consult your dermatologist. Let him know about the areas, where you want improvement as well as the results you are expecting with the therapy as this will help him assess the possible success of the therapy. If your dermatologist think that you are a suitable candidate for the therapy, then no preparation is required, and you can directly go for the therapy.
Once you arrive for the ultherapy, some pain management medication might be given to you as many people feel varying levels of discomfort when ultrasound penetrates deep inside the tissues.
Thereafter, the affected area of the skin is cleansed and marked. An ultrasound gel is then applied on the face before placing Ulthera wand on the facial skin. Your specialist will initiate the procedure by using only the ultrasound imaging to assess the right depth and exact location to focus the ultrasound energy. Since, the treatment hasn’t begun yet, you would not feel any kind of discomfort up to this point.
However, you will start feeling shocks, once the specialist will begin releasing energy deposits. The intensity of these shocks will depend on the area, which is being treated and the depth of the targeted area beneath the skin. The procedure takes 30-90 minutes to complete. After the therapy, you may feel swelling, sensitivity and/or mild tingling sensation in the treated region, which usually go away after some time.
Results of Ulthera on Your Skin
Some patients observe skin lifting results within the next few days after the treatment, but complete results take around 8-12 weeks to show up. By the third month, most patients begin noticing a younger-looking glow, firmness and improved texture of their skin.
If you are convinced enough to go for Ultherapy, then you must consult an experienced and qualified specialist, who is highly skilled at performing this therapy. Only an expert can ensure that you get the proper treatment and results with ultherapy.
So, with ultherapy, you now have an option to get a younger-looking and flawless skin without undergoing any surgical or needle-based procedure.