Ultherapy®, otherwise known as ultrasound therapy, is a non-surgical alternative to invasive treatments that is becoming increasingly popular. Developed by Ulthera, Inc., it uses cutting-edge ultrasound technology to lift and tone loose, sagging skin. We can’t reverse the aging process. But here at Persona Medical Spa, we have the experts and technology to reverse the signs. Learn more about what this incredible treatment can be used for and more.
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment method that is used to treat sagging skin on the neck and face with no significant downtime. Sometimes, it’s used to tighten loose skin around other areas as well. Each session could take off about a year of age from your appearance, but results vary. Many patients opt for a series of treatments with weeks between sessions. However, it is important to consider that it takes months for the new collagen to grow and replace your old, worn out collagen. Improvements continue to be seen months after this.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Another great thing about Ultherapy® is that results are much longer-lasting than other treatments. The freshly generated collagen is still young a year after the procedure. However, your skin does not stop aging. Many patients choose to have follow-up treatments periodically to keep their skin looking youthful and vibrant.
Is It an Alternative to a Facelift?
While ultrasound therapy is commonly used to extend the effects of cosmetic procedures, it is not an alternative. Ultherapy® is a viable option for men or women who want to enhance their appearance with no downtime while considering if a facelift is right for them.
How Does It Work?
Ultherapy® works by delivering focused ultrasound energy beneath your skin’s surface. This stimulates your body’s collagen generation process. Over the course of multiple weeks after the treatment, your skin will lift and tighten. One of the best parts of this treatment is that there is no downtime. Furthermore, you do not need to add any special steps to your daily routine, such as applying expensive creams or ointments to the treatment areas.
Why is Collagen Important?
Collagen is the protein naturally produced by your body that is responsible for giving your skin its bounce and youthfulness by keeping it tight and firm. Gradually, collagen will lose its elasticity, strength, and fortitude against the effects of gravity that are constantly pulling your skin downward. This is a natural part of the aging process.