Ultherapy: Results That Mimic a Facelift, Without SurgeryMay 18th, 2015 by Dr. Michael Glass
Under the umbrella of anti-aging treatments, options to tighten, refresh and smooth out the delicate skin around the face and neck seem endless. As you can imagine, not all treatments are created equal, though – some provide a noninvasive way to achieve skin tightening or a neck lift while others require going under the knife and excessive downtime. A newly embraced option for skin tightening and neck lift, called Ultherapy, is gaining popularity and is being referred to as the facelift without surgery.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment intended to gently and gradually lift the skin around the eyebrow, under the neck and chin, smoothing the lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. It is coined as the facelift without surgery or the non-surgical facelift because instead of requiring a patient to go under the knife, Ultherapy uses the body’s own regenerative capabilities to reduce the look of aging skin.
Ultherapy has unique benefits over other anti-aging treatments, including the fact that it is the only cosmetic procedure to use the power of ultrasound imaging to provide a clear picture of the targeted tissues to be treated. This precision allows practitioners the ability to achieve noticeable results from a non-surgical facelift procedure.
Does Ultherapy Work?
Now that we’ve answered what Ultherapy is, we can discuss the benefits of the FDA-approved procedure by answering the question, does Ultherapy work?
Although Ultherapy results are not a replacement for a traditional facelift, it has been proven as a safe alternative for gentle lifts targeted at certain areas in and around the face, neck and chest. Ultherapy encourages the regeneration of collagen, deep, below the skin, in a layer of tissue adherent to muscle. Regeneration of collagen in this tissue layer leads to tightening and shortening of tissue fibers, resulting in a total lift of the area.
Ultherapy results will vary from patient to patient, but most see lasting results over two to three years. The natural aging process will take hold over time and collagen regeneration will slow, resulting in a need for additional treatments for some patients. The initial treatment often takes place in a single sitting without the need for touch-ups, and downtime is little to none.
Ask About Ultherapy Today
If you are considering a facelift without surgery, Ultherapy in Reno may be the right fit for you. The best candidates are those with sagging or loose skin around the neck, eyebrow and chin, or those with wrinkles on the chest. Contact your anti-aging experts at Esteem Medical Spa and Salon to see if Ultherapy is an option for you.