In recent years, non-surgical cosmetic options or no-knife options associated with regenerative lasers, radiofrequency, and ultrasound therapy are getting popular for several reasons. Ultherapy is one of the popular non-invasive ultrasound therapies that are both effective and safe. It has been given the ‘Gold’ standard under non-surgical skin lifting and tightening procedures.
What is Ultherapy or Ulthera? It tightens and lifts the skin of the neck, face, and decolletage. The downtime is minimal. The ultrasound energy boosts the natural production of elastin and collagen for natural results. This non-invasive ultrasound method is recommended for treating loss of elasticity and sagging skin along the jawline and lower face and also over the neck and under the chin. It aids in improving puffiness and skin texture around the eyes and gives a delicate revitalization to the brow.
The non-invasive ultrasound procedure is mostly executed in the physician’s office. The procedure is minimally invasive and painless for the patient. It does not need anaesthesia and may cause mild discomfort.
After cleansing the skin, the physician identifies the areas that have to be treated. The plastic surgeon applies ultrasound gel in the treatment area. Then, he/she would gently place the handpiece precisely on the skin. The ultrasound directly focuses on the programmed depth of about 4.5 mm bypassing the skin surface. The energy or heat passes with high precision and activates the natural making of collagen. In most cases, a single session is sufficient. A single invasive ultrasound ulthera lasts around thirty to sixty minutes according to the region that is being treated.
It is suitable for individuals with early skin laxity or skin sagging. Some of the examples are: