What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a cutting-edge medical device that uses ultrasound to tighten and lift your skin. The treatment specifically targets your face and neck, as well as the areas under your chin and above the eyebrow. It’s also FDA-cleared to diminish the appearance of décolletage lines and wrinkles.
How does Ultherapy lift and tighten skin?
Your practitioner at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness places the Ultherapy applicator against your skin, then it sends ultrasound energy through your skin to reach deeper tissues. As ultrasound heats the tissues, it triggers the production of collagen and elastin.
Collagen and elastin are essential for strength and resilience, yet your skin produces less of them as you get older. Boosting their production with Ultherapy restores more youthful-looking skin.
After your treatment, old skin that’s naturally shed at the surface is replaced with new skin that’s rich in collagen and elastin. As a result, your skin is stronger and tighter, which naturally lifts your skin and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles.
What Should I Expect During Ultherapy Treatment?
If you’re interested in Ultherapy, the first step is to schedule a consultation. Your provider at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness evaluates your skin, talks with you about the results you’d like to achieve, and determines if Ultherapy is the best treatment for your skin needs.
When you go in for your session, ultrasound gel is applied to your skin, then the smooth ultrasound applicator is placed against your skin. After checking the imaging system to determine the tissues to target, your doctor turns on the device to send the ultrasound deep beneath your skin.
Your session lasts 45 minutes – 4 hours, depending on the part of your body being treated. Your skin may appear slightly red or flushed, and some patients develop mild swelling, but none of the side effects are serious, and you won’t need to plan downtime.
When Will I See Results?
You may notice an immediate tightening effect right after your Ultherapy session, as the existing collagen naturally contracts from the heat. However, it takes time to regenerate collagen and elastin. Your changes appear gradually with optimal results visible in two to three months.
You can read more about Ultherapy in our Blogs, here and here.
Before and After Results