By Victoria Zimmer, MSN, FNP-C
See the beauty of sound – harnessing the power of ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck, and chest! Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest.
While the idea of a surgical facelift may be a reality for some, there is an alternative for those who are not quite ready for surgery – and patients who wish to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery!
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive aesthetic treatment FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, eyes, and on the eyebrow. Now also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the chest, Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look. Ultherapy is non-invasive, and requires no downtime! Ultherapy provides natural results in a single procedure using the safety of ultrasound to build collagen.
Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy to the same foundational layer typically addressed by surgeons during cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. This energy initiates the body’s natural response to stimulate the growth of fresh new collagen and strengthen weak collagen. Some patients see an initial effect right after their treatment, but the real results appear over two to three months as new collagen builds, gradually lifting and tightening skin on the face and neck and smoothing skin on the chest.
How Ultherapy Treatment Works:
Unlike lasers, radio frequency, and other technologies, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver energy at optimal depths, temperature, and precision. Also unique to Ultherapy is the use of ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue they are treating, ensuring energy is delivered safely, to where it will be most beneficial.
How Long Does
an Ultherapy Treatment Take?
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
Will I Need to Take Time Off?
After an Ultherapy procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.
When Will I See Results?
How Long Will They Last?
While you may see some initial effect, the ultimate results will take place over two to three months, as tired collagen is replaced by the growth of new collagen. As skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the natural aging process. For many patients it’s comforting to know that Ultherapy is scientifically proven to increase collagen production in their skin.
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. Your practitioner will take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Most patients leave comfortable and excited about the results to come!
Is Ultherapy Safe?
The FDA-cleared Ultherapy procedure has been used safely in over 350,000 treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years. In addition, every Ultherapy practitioner receives extensive procedure training and tools, so you can feel confident in choosing Ultherapy. For additional information, and to see how Ultherapy may look on you, go to: www.Ultherapy.com and click on the Ultherapy simulator!
Ultherapy – The Non-invasive Lift
By Victoria Zimmer, MSN, FNP-C