At Ageless Medical, located in Florida, we’ve found Ultherapy to be a very effective solution for skin tightening. With no surgical cuts and little to zero downtime, Ultherapy is perfect if you want to avoid surgery.
In this blog post, we’ll explore questions such as “what does Ultherapy do” and “what to expect after Ultherapy”.
Let’s dive in.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes focused ultrasound technology for treatment.
Regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ultherapy offers a non-invasive, no-downtime treatment to reverse the effects of gravity on the face and neck. This means you can return to your regular activities almost immediately.
While its primary purpose is skin tightening, Ultherapy also enhances skin texture.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Here’s a quick run-down of how Ultherapy works its magic:
Ultherapy achieves its effects by using ultrasound technology to generate electromagnetic waves. It then applies this heat to contract collagen fibers in the deeper layers of the skin. Nerdy stuff aside, it leads to more collagen production.
The outcome is skin tightening.
One remarkable aspect of this method is its ability to produce gradual, natural-looking results that evolve over time, avoiding an overly “pulled” or artificial appearance.
What’s even more impressive is the customization it offers; Ultherapy can be tailored to address your specific concerns, whether related to skin texture or looseness.
What Does Ultherapy Do?
Ultherapy treats the following:
- Early signs of aging
- Sagging skin on face and neck
- Scarring, from acne or injuries
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Overall skin texture
Please keep in mind that the information provided here is solely for informational purposes. Your actual treatment plan will be based on a variety of factors, including your specific goals, overall health, and individual risk profile.
During your consultation, our medical professionals will determine the best course of action (and alternatives) for your desired outcome.
How Long Will Ultherapy Results Last?
Immediately following treatment, tightening is noticeable. But the effects improve for the next 6 to 8 months as the body’s collagen production remains boosted.
Factors such as age, depth of treatment, and adherence to post-treatment instructions also influence how quickly and effectively you see results.
What To Expect After Ultherapy
After your treatment, you may notice an immediate tightening of the skin in the treated area. You might also experience mild redness, swelling and/or tingling. These are perfectly normal and should wear out in a short time.
Here are other things to note during the post-treatment phase:
- Limit Sun Exposure: It’s crucial to avoid direct sun exposure.
- Sunscreen Use: If sun exposure cannot be avoided, we recommend using sunscreen with SPF 30 or SPF 50 to shield your skin.
- Avoid Certain Medications: If you’re taking any medications, discuss these during your consultation.
- Avoid Specific Skincare Products: Steer clear of products containing retinol, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid during this time.
- Stay Cool: Avoid excessive sweating, which activities like hot tubs and saunas can cause.
Remember, these precautions are essential to protect your skin and should be followed for at least 5 days following your Ultherapy treatment.
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Here’s an extra tip from our experts:
“Overall, patients who are living a healthy lifestyle (diet, vitamin supplementation, etc), avoiding sun exposure, and using quality medical grade skincare pre- and post-skin tightening treatments will achieve better, longer-lasting results.”
Whether you’re ready to embark on a full treatment with us or you still have some questions you’d like answered, we’re extending a complimentary consultation with us to discuss your potential options. Our team of experts will help you make a fully informed decision.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Take note that this blog is purely for educational purposes. During your consultation, you can get more personalized details and clarification.