Collagen is a protein that is found in your skin, muscles, tendons, and bones. It is the most abundant protein that is found in your body. It provides your skin with elasticity and strength. Unfortunately, as you age, the production of collagen in your body slows down. This will eventually lead to sagging skin and wrinkles. To reverse this process, patients can come in for an Ultherapy treatment.

Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening and lifting procedure. It can be used to lift the skin on the neck, on the brow, and under the chin. It does this by stimulating the growth of collagen. After the procedure, your skin will have a noticeable lift, and your skin will be firmer and plumper, resulting in a youthful appearance.

The Ultherapy Procedure

Ultherapy only takes about 30 minutes for a chest treatment and about 60 to 90 minutes for a face/neck treatment. No toxins, creams, fillers are used in the Ultherapy procedure. It simply boosts your body’s own natural collagen-building process.

Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate and lift the structural support layers of the skin. The procedure involves delivering focused ultrasound energy to the foundational skin layer. This is performed without making any kind of incisions in the skin.

Ultherapy bypasses the skin’s surface and delivers the proper ultrasound energy precisely where it matters at the optimal temperature. A natural response (neocollagenesis) is triggered under the skin by this ultrasound energy. Neocollagenesis is the regenerative process of the skin’s collagen protein.

During the procedure, you will be able to feel the ultrasound energy being deposited. There is no pain involved in the procedure. You may feel a sensation while the energy is being delivered.

Is Ultherapy Treatment for You?

If you want to improve your looks and look younger but do not want to experience any invasive surgeries, then Ultherapy treatment is for you. Ultherapy is ideal for people who have wrinkles/lines on their chest, a sagging chin, loose neck skin, and a drooping browline.

After the Treatment

There is no downtime associated with Ultherapy treatment. After the procedure, you can just go on with your regular activities immediately. You also do not have to follow any post-treatment measures.

Right after the treatment, your skin may appear flushed; however, this will disappear after some time. For some patients, the initial effect will be visible right after the treatment.

Generally, it will take two to three months for the procedure to take effect completely. The results will last anywhere from 18 months to five years, depending on the individual.

Ultherapy is a very safe procedure. The medical field has been using ultrasound energy to treat patients for more than 50 years.

The current trend in facial rejuvenation is towards less-invasive and non-invasive procedures. While the results achieved may be temporary, what is making non-invasive procedures popular is their low cost and the much less intensive recovery period.

Arrange Your Consultation

Dr. Chase Lay, an experienced facial plastic surgeon, can explain more about the beneficial effects of the Ultherapy procedure during a consultation. Arrange a consultation today – contact our office and make an appointment.