What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a highly advanced, non-invasive skin tightening treatment taking the cosmetic industry by storm. With the application of laser-precise ultrasound waves and the body’s own healing abilities, Ultherapy firms, tightens and lifts loose and sagging skin on the brow, neck, chin and décolletage. Ultherapy has been proven to significantly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while remaining non-invasive. Scottsdale Skin Institute offers this exciting non-surgical facelift to patients who want subtle rejuvenation of the face and neck but are not ready for surgery. Ultherapy is also used to extend the results of a surgical facelift.
In addition to being non-invasive, Ultherapy is a very safe and gentle approach for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. There are no chemicals or toxic substances being introduced into the body, making it an optimum choice for those patients with higher sensitivities or allergies.
At Scottsdale Skin Institute, we are known to deliver among the best Ultherapy Scottsdale has to offer. We look forward to helping each and every patient look their very best at any age.
Ultherapy is unique because unlike laser therapy, the energy is directly focused 1.5mm to 4mm beneath the skin’s surface. This allows the sound energy to create the response necessary to trigger collagen and elastin production without involving surface skin cells.
Ultrasound allows in depth analysis of target areas
As the first step of Ultherapy, we will actually take an ultrasound of your face. This enables the doctor to see deep beneath the skin’s surface in order to determine the most optimum placement of the treatment, thus rejuvenating the exact areas in need of correction. Ultherapy equipment has three transducers which deliver energy to three specific depths; 1 mm, 3 mm and 4 mm. Each area to be treated is marked so that the energy is directed at the right depth. For example the areas around the eyes may need treatment at the 1.5 mm depth while the jawline typically is treated at a depth of 4 mm.
With Ultherapy, sound waves are directed deep beneath the epidermis, reaching the same tissue that a surgical facelift would. Tiny amounts of energy pulsate through several layers of skin, triggering your body’s own collagen renewal process. As the sound waves carefully heat the tissue, the rejuvenation process begins, lifting and firming any loose or saggy skin.
How long does Ultherapy take?
The length of your Scottsdale Ultherapy treatment will depend largely on the area being treated and your individual anatomy. A face and neck treatment generally takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment may take about 30 minutes. The great thing about this procedure is that it can be done relatively quickly, making it a suitable "lunch time treatment", depending on the size of the treatment area.
Candidates for Ultherapy
If you are experiencing any of the following conditions you may be a candidate for Ultherapy:
- Droopy brows
- Wrinkles around the eye area
- Saggy or loose jowls
- Wrinkles or crepe-like skin on the neck
- Loose jawline
- Wrinkles or loose skin on chest/décolletage.
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Recovery & Results
Your Scottsdale Ultherapy treatment generally requires about 30 minutes or more, depending on how many areas are being addressed. An over-the-counter pain medication is usually adequate for any mild discomfort the patient may experience during Ultherapy treatment.
There is little to no downtime and most patients may immediately return to work and their daily routine. Since the energy bypasses surface skin, there is no redness or bruising following treatment. There may be some swelling of the treated areas immediately after Ultherapy. This actually jump starts the aesthetic effect of the results by lifting the targeted facial muscles.
Results appear gradually over several months, as your body regenerates its own collagen supply. Depending on the severity of the patient’s sagging skin, a second session may be recommended to achieve the desired results. However, many patients are very pleased with the results after just one session.
Benefits of Ultherapy
The benefits of Ultherapy are abundant, including:
- Treats fine lines
- Treats wrinkles
- Treats loose, sagging skin
- Reaches the same tissue a surgical facelift does
- Addresses loose, wrinkled skin on the face and jawline
- Addresses loose, wrinkled skin on the neck and chest
As a top facial rejuvenation medspa that delivers among the best non-surgical skin tightening Scottsdale has available, we are delighted to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. If you are seeking a more youthful appearance and desire a minimally invasive treatment, Ultherapy may be just the procedure you are looking for. We are here for you to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call today for a private consultation.