Millions of men and women across the country are currently experiencing the lines, wrinkles and folds that happen during the natural aging process but aren’t sure what to do about them. Facelift and neck lift surgeries are always an option, but invasive procedures aren’t always ideal.
What is Ultherapy?
The first treatment of its kind, Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved solution for lifting the brow area, neck and chin using safe, non-invasive ultrasound energy. Most commonly used for monitoring a fetus during pregnancy and for therapeutically massaging muscles and tendons for physical therapy purposes, ultrasound energy has been used for the last 50 years and is always advancing for improved patient safety and results.
When used in a cosmetic setting, ultrasound can bypass the surface of the skin and deliver safe wavelengths of energy at the right depths and temperature. This advanced technology is proven to be safer and more effective than lasers or radio-frequency treatments, which can redden and irritate your skin.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
The first step of the Ultherapy process is determining if you are a candidate for the treatment. Before any treatment is done, you will schedule a consultation with our medical team, where your individual skin and signs of aging will be evaluated.
If it is determined that Ultherapy can achieve your cosmetic goals, a separate treatment appointment will be scheduled. Unlike other skin rejuvenation procedures, no special preparations need to be made before treatment with Ultherapy.
Before treatment begins, you will be laying down comfortably, and ultrasound gel will be applied to treated areas. The Ultherapy applicator is then placed on your skin and using advanced ultrasound imaging, our medical team can visualize the underlying tissues and determine where to focus the ultrasound energy to optimize results.
During treatment, you will feel tiny pulses of energy being delivered into your skin. This is well-tolerated, although comfort levels vary from person to person. This sensation indicates the collagen is being stimulated underneath the skin.
Are There Side Effects?
With over 350,000 treatments performed, Ultherapy is proven to be safe. Slight tenderness, flushed skin and tingling sensations are sometimes reported after treatment but subside within a few hours.
What Will My Results Look Like?
Immediate results can vary, but generating new collagen is a gradual process that takes time. The full results of your Ultherapy may not be evident until two or three months after treatment.
Aesthetic Solutions is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and specializes in facial rejuvenation and laser treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for Ultherapy®.