If you want to lift and tighten your skin while avoiding the thin skin that comes with aging, then Ultherapy™ is the ideal treatment for you. While the effects of many skin tightening treatments are short-lived, Utherapy™ treatment keeps on working, months after your procedure.
Ultherapy™ lifts and tightens your skin using ultrasound technology that focuses on specific areas of your jawline, brow, neck or décolletage. It targets three levels of tissue: The Superficial Dermis, the Epidermis and the underlying muscle, while leaving your surrounding tissue intact. With Utherapy™, there is no painful scraping, peeling or burning, with only mild discomfort during your treatment.
As part of the process of aging, your body produces fewer of the elements that make skin firm and elastic. Elastin fibers become weakened due to less available hyaluronic acid, and collagen production decreases. As a result, skin begins to thin and sag, making you look old and tired.
The underlying science behind many cosmetic treatments is based on your skin’s ability to respond to inflicted wounding by producing more collagen during the healing process. Yet the increased collagen production is often short lived. For example, after microdermabrasion, collagen production increases for only about 14 days. IPL/BBL treatments boost collagen for about three weeks, and RF treatments for up to six months. Ultherapy™ on the other hand, elicits long-term tissue remodeling that has been shown to continue increased collagen production for up to 12 months after treatment. In fact, response from just a single treatment can continue for up to two years!
You will begin to notice firmer more elastic skin in as soon as three to six weeks, but you will see the best results after about three months.
Prior to its approval by the FDA, Ultherapy™ was subjected to numerous studies. One study found:
- Dermal collagen increased by 23 percent.
- Dermal thickness increased overall.
- Evidence of 21 to 30 percent increase in new Collagen Type I, and 48 to 68 percent
- increase in new Collagen Type II.
- More elastin fibers, of better quality.
The ongoing results of your treatment will vary by age, lifestyle, environmental exposure, nutritional, support and level of skin care. Touch up treatments can help to boost collagen production and enhance results. Some will want a repeat procedure in as soon as six months, while a younger person may not need another treatment for two or three years. Consult with your therapy provider to devise an anti-aging treatment plan that is right for you.