If you’re looking for a way to lift, tone and tighten certain areas of your body, there are plenty of options. However, undergoing surgery for cosmetic purposes may be a little more risky than you want.
For an effective, non-surgical option, ultrasound therapy might be the answer you’re looking for. This post will address seven popular questions people often ask about this type of treatment, so you may find the answers to your own questions here.
1. What is Ultherapy?
The term “ultherapy” is a shortened form of “ultrasound therapy.” This treatment utilizes safe, effective, ultrasound energy to tighten the neck, decolletage, brow and chin.
2. How Does the Procedure Work?
This treatment is unique in that it is a non-surgical way to target the deeper layers of your skin that can typically only be reached through surgical means.
It is also the only treatment that uses ultrasound imaging, which paints a clear picture of the deeper layers of your skin that are being targeted during the process.
These special features ensure that the ultrasound energy is delivered exactly where it will be the most effective, all without breaking the surface of your skin. This treatment also stimulates the production of collagen, which means that the procedure can give long-lasting results.
3. Why is Collagen Production Important?
Collagen is responsible for giving skin its youthful elasticity and plumpness. As we age, natural collagen production slows dramatically, which can lead to wrinkles, sagging cheeks, a loose chin and a generally hollow appearance.
Because it can stimulate the deepest layers of your skin, where collagen production happens, ultrasound therapy can actually kick-start your body’s collagen producing capabilities. This means that, in addition to the immediate effects, you can also experience a long-term boost in collagen production for young, vibrant skin.
4. Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, this technique is completely safe. Ultrasound therapy has been used successfully in medicine for decades. In addition to this, there have been numerous clinical studies done on the efficacy of ultrasound therapy for lifting and toning the face, neck and chest areas.
This is an FDA-approved procedure that has been performed over half a million times across the globe safely and effectively.
5. How Much Recovery Time Will I Need?
Believe it or not, you should not need any recovery time at all. Because this is a non-invasive procedure, you should be able to return to your normal routine immediately afterward. There are also no complicated aftercare steps to follow, so it truly is quick and simple.
6. What Are the Side Effects?
While your provider will cover all possible effects with you before the treatment, generally speaking, there are very few side effects.
Most patients experience no negative effects, though a small percentage have reported skin flushing for a few hours post-procedure. There is also the potential for minor swelling, tingling or tenderness, but these effects are temporary.
7. How Do I Know if This is Right For Me?
If you have loose skin around your eyebrows, neck or chin, or if you see lines and wrinkles on your chest, this may be the perfect treatment for you.
If you have any other questions or concerns about this procedure, consult with your provider to find out if ultherapy is right for you.