Ultherapy is an innovative non-surgical treatment that is used to lift and tighten skin without the need for any real downtime. The procedure is a great alternative to some forms of surgery for many people. The less damage we do to the skin, the shorter your recovery time.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultrasound has a variety of uses medically. Most people are familiar with its use in pregnancy scans, as well as for detecting kidney stones and other problems within the body. Ultrasound scans utilize high-frequency sound waves delivered using a device. The sound waves cause reflections that are captured to develop an image of what is occurring inside the body.
Ultherapy focuses ultrasound energy to a particular location under the skin. This transmits thermal energy into tissue and helps to stimulate the production of new collagen to help lift and tighten skin. The treatment affects foundational skin layers, including the dermis. This deep transmission of energy leads to a tightening of the skin with no downtime necessary.
Which Areas are Treated with Ultherapy?
Ultherapy uses the power of focused ultrasound to create skin tightening for lifting of the jawline, brow, chin, and neck after only one treatment. The treatment should not be considered as a replacement for a conventional facelift procedure. It gives patients an alternative when they prefer a non-invasive treatment for skin tightening and slowing the process of facial aging.
The benefits of the treatment are that it is non-invasive, requires no visible downtime, helps to build new collagen fibers, and only requires a single treatment for skin tightening and lifting. The best candidates for this treatment are those who are concerned about skin sagging.
The typical patient is looking for lifting or tightening without the need for surgery. Other good candidates are those seeking to prevent skin sagging or slow down the process of facial aging. Ultherapy results are not comparable to that of the conventional facelift. Results are not as visible or dramatic, so it is only for those seeking subtle changes.
What Takes Place During the Procedure?
We begin by cleaning your skin and locating areas for treatment. Your practitioner will then apply ultrasound gel to the treatment area and place the applicator next to your skin. He or she will then use ultrasound imaging to determine the proper placement of the focused ultrasound energy. We then deliver this energy under the surface of your skin.
Contact Us to Find Out More
If you would like to learn more about how Ultherapy can tighten and lift sagging skin, we encourage you to reach out to us and make an appointment with the office of Dr. James B. DeStephens. At our convenient location in Gainesville, FL, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!