We have come a long way to refine the technology and technique needed to defy the law of gravity and achieve a tighter and lifted skin. The first facelift performed required the skin of the face to be lifted from the underlying fat layer, redraped, and then pulled tighter. But, in today’s world, we now have non-invasive skin lifting and tightening treatments like Ultherapy that promises a chiseled jawline, lifted brow and reduction of double chin by boosting new collagen production! Not to mention, it is a US FDA-cleared treatment where results start showing in just a few weeks!
The history of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (the precursor to Ultherapy)
It all started with a technology called High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, that allows patients to receive medical treatment with high levels of precision. It’s this very unique precision that was developed further with years of medical research to become the Ultherapy treatment that has over 2 million treatments administered worldwide today.
To date, it is the only US FDA-cleared non-invasive skin lifting and tightening with real-time visualization that doesn’t require any form of surgery!
How does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy, also known as the micro-focused ultrasound with visualization (MFU-V) treatment for skin tightening, delivers the right amount of heat energy at the right depths to stimulate the skin’s collagen and elastin production, resulting in a lifted and tighter look while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles!
Treatment time takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes with little to no downtime and effects of this treatment lasts up to a year. In fact, the treatment effects gets better overtime as your skin produces the new collagen and elastin!
Why should you choose Ultherapy?
One of the top reasons why Ultherapy remains a crowd-favorite is due to the fact that it uses real-time imaging which helps to ensure safe and efficacious treatments. The screen allows clinicians to see precisely what layer of tissue they are treating, enabling them to deliver energy to the target tissue and avoid structures such as bone and blood vessels.
Unlike other facial or skin procedures that typically require multiple sessions, patients only need one Ultherapy treatment session to reap its benefits and observe gradual improvements in results due to the gradual increase of collagen production. Follow-up procedures are normally recommended after 12 – 18 months, which means that patients need only book a treatment once a year!
Last but not least, because it is non-invasive there is zero to minimal downtime. This means that patients can carry on with their regular diet, lifestyle and activities right after a treatment.