Ultherapy is an effective tightening and lifting procedure to treat loose, sagging skin.. It works by using focused ultrasonic energy to tone, lift and tighten loose skin by stimulating the production of new collagen (a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned) within the skin.
Ultherapy is usually indicated for people who have loose skin around the face and neck or people who are in their thirties and older having mild to moderate skin laxity.
The procedure begins with the application of ultrasound gel after cleaning the skin and identifying the areas to be treated. Next, a smooth hand-piece is placed upon your skin. To stimulate the growth of collagen, the focused ultrasound energy bypasses the surface of your skin and is distributed within the tissue below. You might experience slight discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. However, the sensation is temporary and it indicates a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
You are able to resume your normal activities right away. The time of the procedure can be anywhere between two to three hours, depending upon the number of areas treated. Although there are no major complications associated with the treatment, some patients can experience minor bruising, swelling and tenderness in the face and neck. Tenderness might last up to one month following treatment.