What Does Ultherapy Do?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production and lift and tighten the skin of the neck, chin, brow, and upper chest.
Benefits of Ultherapy Treatment:
Since the procedure does not involve surgery, there is no downtime. Ultherapy uses the body’s natural healing process to create firmer, younger-looking skin. There are no foreign substances involved, and the results look completely natural. The procedure can be completed in as little as 60 to 90 minutes, and patients are free to resume their normal activities immediately following the treatment.
Ultherapy delivers the ultrasound energy directly to the structural tissues that support the skin. This gradually increases collagen production over a period of two to three months. The results can last anywhere from six months to a year following treatment. Many patients choose to have periodic touch-up treatments in order to keep up with the natural aging process.
Who Is a Candidate for Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an option for patients experiencing symptoms of aging skin, such as loose skin under the chin and neck or sagging skin along the eyebrows or eyelids. Although ultherapy is not a substitute for a surgical facelift, it is a viable option for those who want a more youthful appearance but who are not ready to commit to surgery. While the majority of ultherapy patients are in their 30s or older, the procedure is becoming increasingly popular among younger people who want to delay the signs of aging.
Safety and Side Effects:
Some patients do experience slight redness, tingling, swelling, or tenderness of the treatment site; however, these symptoms are typically mild and resolve quickly.
Ultherapy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a dermatology treatment after extensive clinical studies. Patients in Calabasas who are interested in ultherapy should consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hal Weitzbuch.