Nobody really wants to go under the knife, but then nobody wants to look older either. If you would like to regain your youthful appearance, without the risk, pain, and costs of surgery, then Ultherapy may be the right solution for you. This type of treatment is still relatively new, and it uses ultrasound waves in order to tone and lift skin that has started to sag with aging. Essentially, it rejuvenates the skin, as well as reversing some of the damage caused by Father Time.
What Does It Do?
To understand Ultherapy, you must first understand collagen. It is a form of protein and our bodily tissues need it for strength, firmness, and form. Through aging, however, the production of natural collagen starts to slow down, which is why we develop a range of different skin problems, including fine lines and wrinkles. Through ultherapy, the SMAS layer, which is the fibromuscular layer found just underneath the skin, is targeted, gently heating this deeper tissue to stimulate collagen. In so doing, sagging skin becomes more supported and even lifts.
The therapy also encourages new collagen to be produced. This helps to ensure the newly found youthful appearance is also maintained. But what truly is the most amazing thing about this therapy is that it is completely nonsurgical, meaning there is not cutting nor are there any other types of injuries.
Ultherapy has been hailed as an alternative to Botox. It is quickly becoming incredibly popular, not in the least because its results have been nothing short from impressive. The entire procedure only takes between half an hour and an hour to complete as well. It builds on the natural regeneration and healing properties of the body, gradually making the tissues supporting the skin stronger.
Ultherapy is completely safe. This is why it has also received full FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approval. It is, in fact, the first device that the FDA has approved specifically for the lifting of tissue. Ultherapy uses the energy of ultrasound in order to encourage the natural healing power of the body to work properly. Hence, it is much safer than any other surgical procedure out there. It is quickly becoming the preferred form of treatment for many people out there, because of its safety and fantastic results.
Benefits of Ultherapy
There are some clear benefits to this new and revolutionary type of treatment:
- It usually takes less than one hour to complete.
- Improvements are noticed within 60 to 90 days.
- There is not injury to the skin during the treatment.
- You do not have to rest and recover after your treatment, allowing you to get on with your life as normal.
- Its results can be maximized by combining it with other treatments, such as Botox.
- If you only have mild laxity, you should only require one treatment. Should your skin sag quite heavily, multiple treatments will be required, and it is possible to do so without any risks.