Can Ultherapy replace a facelift?
Ultherapy treats the same deep foundational layer that is addressed in cosmetic surgery but does not duplicate the results of a facelift. Ultherapy is a great alternative if you are not ready for surgery, or to provide a lifting effect for those who have had a facelift and want to maintain the results.
How does Ultherapy stimulate the production of collagen?
Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. Ultherapy doesn’t involve any creams, fillers, or toxins; it just relies on your body’s own collagen-building process to create natural, noticeable results.
How long does an Ultherapy treatment take?
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and what you need. A face and neck procedure will typically take between 60 and 90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
Is there downtime?
With Ultherapy, you have no worries about downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities without concern.
What does Ultherapy feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny pulses within your skin. This indicates 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.
Are there any side effects?
Your skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some clients experience slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary. Other, less common, post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness which should fade within days.