Originally, Ulthera was approved by the FDA for eyebrow lifting. However, it was also recently approved to treat sagging chin and neck skin. Many cosmetic surgeons and beauty professionals expect the treatment to gain approval for the entire face soon. At our clinic, we have been seeing dramatic improvement in clients who use Ultherapy. Their skin is tighter, and they enjoy a more youthful glow.
The name is derived from the company that founded the treatment. Its reach has become global because of its impressive effectiveness. Ultherapy uses a special ultrasound device that delivers focused energy, which penetrates the skin. It targets the layer under the skin where collagen is produced. The energy waves stimulate collagen growth and cause it to regenerate.
As you age, your body’s collagen production naturally declines unless there is outside intervention. Loss of collagen means a loss of elasticity and the subcutaneous fat, which provides the fullness of youthful skin. When your body regenerates collagen, the result is a lifted and fuller look along with a healthy glow.
Why Ultherapy Is So Popular
In the past, people often sought surgical procedures to treat sagging skin under the chin and on the neck. Toxin injections were commonly used for eyebrows. Since these treatments can be harmful and come with many negative side effects, Ulthera was a welcome change. It is a non-invasive beauty treatment that does not require any scalpels or needles. Today, it is the only FDA-approved treatment for lifting that is based only on energy.
Ultherapy has been administered nearly a million times across the world. Representatives for Ulthera said that they expect this number to grow exponentially in the coming years since the demand for non-invasive skin lifting is only increasing. Another reason why people love this revolutionary therapy so much is the lack of downtime. Older procedures are associated with pain and come with lengthy recovery times that require people to miss work or social commitments. Our clients who have this procedure done typically return to their normal activities the same day.
Why FDA Approval Was Granted
Since this is a non-invasive procedure, side effects are uncommon but mild. Edema, redness or bruising may appear in some cases. Clinicians had to spend a considerable amount of time testing the therapy to receive the initial FDA clearance for eyebrow lifting. As they continued to test the therapy on the neck and chin, they obtained enough quantitative data to show significant and measurable results.
As researchers continue testing facial regions, they will likely obtain clearance for cheeks and other facial tissue areas. Research is usually focused on one specific treatment region of the face each time. As the therapy continues to yield satisfied clients and noticeable results across the globe, researchers may focus on other bodily regions such as the chest and arms.
Although full-body treatment may be a benefit for the future, we offer FDA-approved Ultherapy in our clinic. If you have sagging skin on your eyebrows, neck or chin, this therapy may be the right solution for you. One of our beauty experts will suggest a personalized treatment plan during your consultation. Call Advanced Cryo NYC to learn more.