Ultherapy in Houston is an FDA-approved treatment to lift the sagging facial regions such as the eyebrow, chin, and neck area. Providers at Persona Medical Spa in Thousand Oaks, CA also use this non-invasive procedure to improve lines and wrinkles on the d?colletage or cleavage area revealed by a low neckline dress.
How Ultherapy Works
Ultherapy in Houston releases ultrasound, or sound energy, designed to penetrate the deeper layers of skin to promote increased production of collagen, which is the main structural protein found in skin that gives its elasticity, strength, and firmness. Young skin produces an abundant amount of collagen, which gradually decreases as we age.
Simply put, Ultherapy relies on the body’s natural healing response and regenerative process to smooth out age-induced lines and wrinkles and to lift the saggy skin.
Unlike laser skin resurfacing treatments that only reach the superficial skin layers, Ultherapy goes deeper at an optimal temperature. This provides auspicious results such as instantaneous recovery (since the skin surface remains intact you can avoid severe swelling and bruising) and more rejuvenating effects.
Nonetheless, Ultherapy and laser treatments are typically combined since they address different types of skin issues.
Customization of Ultherapy
The depth of ultrasound and the duration of the treatment can be adjusted depending on the extent of correction you need. For a more rejuvenating effect, you may also need complementary procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, Botox, and/or dermal fillers.
Combo treatments are particularly ideal for patients with more advanced signs of aging who want to achieve a more dramatic result.
Prior to treatment, your doctor will ask you about your cosmetic goals and will conduct a physical exam to determine the extent of your skin laxity and other skin condition to come up with a customized approach.
Quick Procedure with No Actual Downtime
As a stand-alone procedure, Ultherapy in Houston involving the neck and face typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment is about half an hour.
Right after your treatment, you can resume your normal activities without having to follow special post-procedure measures. This makes it a good option for patients whose busy schedule precludes them from having a facelift, ablative laser treatments, and other procedures that result in prolonged downtime.
Only One Treatment
Unlike most non-surgical skin lifting treatments, the vast majority of patients will only need one Ultherapy session to achieve their desired results. However, it is advisable to have at least a yearly maintenance to keep up with the body’s natural aging process.
You may have to wait up to 2-3 months before you see the final results of Ultherapy. Take note that complete tissue remodeling, new collagen production, and the regenerative process can take time.
Possible Alternative to Facelift
Ultherapy is ideal for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity; however, it cannot duplicate the results of a facelift and other surgery-based procedures. Nonetheless, it is an excellent alternative treatment for patients who are not yet ready for surgery and for people who have a medical condition that precludes them from having an elective operation.
Ultherapy has also been shown to benefit facelift patients. Through increased collagen production, the results of their surgery can last longer than average.
Ultherapy in Houston
To learn more about the benefits of Ultherapy in Houston and other great rejuvenation treatments, contact the experts at Persona Medical Spa in Thousand Oaks, CA to schedule your initial consultation.