Few things are as inevitable as gravity’s toll on your skin. One day, all of a sudden, reality stares you square in the face. You think it’s because you did not sleep well last night but then you realize that an afternoon nap is not going to solve this issue. It’s a Bonafide eyebrow droop!
Non-surgical ways to treat laxity of the face and neck is one of the most sought after solutions in aesthetic medicine. Many technologies to tighten the skin have been introduced in the past and a variety claim to achieve skin tightening. Yet none have shown to be consistent and reproducible, and many patients leave dissatisfied.
ulthera transducer is a novel technology and a quantum leap from other non-surgical energy based devices used to tighten and lift the skin.
This technology combines Ultrasound imaging with acoustic energy to visualize tissue under the skin followed by the precise delivery of energy to the desired depth.
As we get older, our faces sag and wrinkles appear due to gravity and sun. Until recently, the main approach to the improvement of skin sagging was a face lift, an effective but invasive procedure associated with downtime, risk of scars and side effects.
Ultherapy using ultrasound is a novel device that delivers energy which tightens the skin without cutting. No scalpels, no needles, no cutting. Ultherapy however is not a face lift and does not give the same results as a facelift. A facelift stops the clock. Ultherapy slows down the ageing process by creating new structural collagen. As a standalone treatment, Ultherapy may be optimal for surgical candidates who are unwilling or unable to undergo facial surgery or for those candidates who wish to postpone surgery.
The beauty of Ultherapy is that there is no downtime. There is no swelling, bruising or crusting and patients can return to work the same day.
It’s aptly called the LUNCHTIME LIFT.
It uses ultrasound heat to set collagen production into overdrive deep below the skin surface. As it kicks in, the brow firms, the jaw line becomes well defined and the neck lifts. It’s a lunchtime lift without surgery.
What’s even more alluring about Ultherapy is that you see an immediate smoothing effect. And since the collagen continues to grow, results actually get better over the course of a few months. Over 90% of patients notice improvement in tone, texture and some tightening within a few weeks and get even more excited with the results in 3 to 6 months when the deep wrinkles become fine lines and eyes appear more open.
The bottom line is that every procedure has risks and side effects if not done properly. With Ultherapy, the heat from the procedure could make you wince, and transient numbness along the jaw line is possible though temporary.
It’s therefore important to locate an experienced Physician to perform the procedure.
The duration of response after a single treatment is estimated to last about 1.5 years.
The ideal candidate is someone between 35- 60 with early signs of laxity. These patients see results within 3-6 months with a single treatment. Patients over the age of 60 may require a second treatment in 6 months.
A lot of patients are looking to stay competitive in the workforce, which they believe is tied to their appearance. Whether it is improving their appearance to look more vibrant or the associated confidence boost, people perceive this to be important and they come into my office looking for help. Ultherapy has been extensively publicized in the media as a safe and effective procedure for lifting and tightening of the skin, ex: DR OZ, Vogue magazine, Harper’s bazaar and other fashion magazines. Once it was featured on the larger talk shows, the floodgates opened and our phones were ringing off the hook.
Ultherapy offers a distinct advantage over other non-surgical alternatives. Most non-surgical energy based devices currently on the market treat only the skin surface.
Ultherapy goes deeper, providing a different dimension to rejuvenation; depositing energy at very precise depths because it sees and treats at the same time.
Treatments can also be individualized according to each patient’s concern. Because the effects occur below the surface, treating specific facial areas individually is certainly possible with Ultherapy. Yet most patients select full face treatments as it is the best option for a more uniform result.