Are you interested in having some cosmetic procedures done but looking for a non-surgical option? In this week’s blog post, we want to tell you about one of our favorite non-surgical procedures called Ultherapy.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure that can counteract signs of aging like sagging and wrinkles in the face, neck, brow, and chest. It uses ultrasound technology to penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate collagen production, activating your natural youthful glow. If you’re looking for a quick and non-invasive option, Ultherapy might be for you.
How does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy uses concentrated ultrasound technology to promote collagen production deep in your skin. At a basic level, it’s the same technology as an ultrasound that a pregnant woman may get, only modified to support collagen production.
What should I do to prepare for Ultherapy?
When you’re getting ready for an Ultherapy session, you don’t have to change much about your daily routine. You can still do all the same things you’re used to doing: maintain the same eating habits, the same physical routine, and the same work routine as usual.
You’ll want to skip using any products on your face that day, and if your provider instructs you to do so, you may take some anti-inflammatories before the procedure begins. A topical numbing agent is usually applied as well prior to the procedure.
Does Ultherapy have any side effects?
One of our favorite parts is that there are usually very little to no side effects with Ultherapy treatments. You may experience some mild redness or burning, but this usually subsides in a few hours. You’ll also see little to no downtime with Ultherapy. Most patients are back to their usual routines immediately.
When can I expect results with Ultherapy?
Depending on your body’s innate ability to produce collagen, you may start to see progress in as little as three days. Most patients will see improvement in two to three to four months, and the results last as long as your body continues to create collagen. Most patients will enjoy the effects of Ultherapy for about two years, and after that, annual or biannual maintenance treatments may be done. sometimes as long as a year!
Since everyone’s response to Ultherapy is different, it’s crucial to formulate a personalized plan with your dermatologist. If you’re interested in learning more about Ultherapy treatment, please feel free to call or e-mail our New York and New Jersey dermatologist offices with any questions you may have. If you feel like you’re ready to move forward, set up an appointment with us today, and set yourself up for a healthy, glowing New Year!