What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a nonsurgical treatment that works on the deepest layers of the skin to lift and tighten to remove fine lines and wrinkles. Ultherapy is the first non-invasive, FDA-approved skincare treatment that lifts and tightens problem areas of aging skin without surgery while targeting deep to the dermis and muscle layer at the base of the issue.
The treatment is virtually painless and requires no recovery time at all. Ultherapy is one the foremost state-of-the-art, nonsurgical cosmetic options that can diminish the earliest signs of aging after one treatment without damaging the topical layer of skin.
Ultherapy Lifts Naturally
As we age, our skin goes through changes due to the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers. Under the constant stress of sun exposure and the pull of gravity, our skin becomes lax and begins to sag; our cheeks that once had volume and lift, now look shallow and wrinkled. We’re all searching for a way to turn back the clock that’s quick and painless.
There are many non-surgical therapies to help slow the aging process, from laser treatment and chemical peels to radiofrequency treatment and topical creams, but they don’t last long, nor are they entirely safe. The most invasive and risky of treatments are facelift and neck lift surgeries, which address the most severe signs of aging. But what if there was a way to avoid damaging laser treatments and painful surgery while still getting the same results? Forget about invasive, surgical facelifts, and explore the possibilities of Ultherapy at California Vein Specialists.
Areas treated with Ultherapy include:
- Cheek—volume loss, sagging, and nasolabial folds
- Chin—Marionette lines, jowls
- Brow—drooping lids and crow’s feet around the eye
- Décolletage—fine lines, skin laxity
How does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy is the first treatment that uses ultrasound energy to penetrate deep within the layers of skin and through the muscle, to promote natural collagen growth to tighten and lift skin. This is not the traditional ultrasound used to view a growing baby in the womb, but an ultrasound that delivers a gentle heat energy to specified layers of skin and muscle fibers that cause the skin to sag and wrinkle. Ultrasound also allows the physician to get a full visual into the targeted layers of skin to assess how deep the issues go.
Not only are we allowed to explore the dermal layers and underlying muscle with ultrasound technology, but ultrasound energy heats these layers at a comfortable 60-70 degrees Celsius. Other laser therapies heat at much higher rates (around 100 degrees Celcius) and only work on the surface and sublayer, causing significant visual damage to the skin.
Ultherapy heats specified layers of the skin and underlying muscle in precise sections. These ultrasound energy waves can go as deep as 4.5mm whereas radiofrequency and laser can only penetrate under 3mm, some only on superficial. Ultherapy can treat all the essential layers deep to the surface skin to help visibly tighten and lift similar to a fully invasive facelift without the incisions. This fractional treatment is beneficial because only the necessary key points of skin and muscle are heated to break down damaged layers of collagen to rebuild healthy new collagen fibers around the treated area. Once these healthy collagen fibers are regenerated, they begin building the skin’s latticework and provide a strong base that maintains tightening and firmness throughout.
Are there any risks from ultrasound exposure?
There are no harmful side effects from ultrasound therapy because there are no x-ray or other types of harmful energy frequencies used. Ultrasound energy safely heats the skin at an optimal temperature that causes no significant damage.
Benefits of Ultherapy:
- No needles
- No recovery time
- No neurotoxins
- All natural results
- Invigorates new collagen production
- Results after one treatment
During the procedure, patients may feel a slight heating of soft tissue layer. Your aesthetician or physician will periodically ask you about your comfort level during the treatment to ensure you feel relaxed throughout.
With Ultherapy, results last anywhere from six to twelve months*, and can be repeated without any damaging side effects to the skin. Depending on the depth and severity of fine lines, wrinkles and laxity, results may last longer or require yearly touch-ups. As always, we provide complimentary consultations for every patient interested in Ultherapy and create a custom treatment plan to address all of your skin concerns for the best possible results.
Ultherapy is a perfect alternative for those looking to minimize any early signs of aging, but can also be used as a secondary maintenance option for any previous cosmetic procedures. If you’re interested in Ultherapy and are looking to avoid surgery, call California Vein Specialists to schedule your complimentary consultation today. Your skin never looked this good without surgery.
*Any claims regarding the duration or outcome of any treatment, procedure, or service provided are based on optimal results. Individual results may vary. For realistic expectations, please set up a one on one consultation with our practice.