A face that has loose skin or that is wrinkled can have a bad effect on your self-esteem. If you think your age is impacting on your face through wrinkles or freckles, then Ultherapy could be the perfect solution for you.
What is Ultherapy?
This is a skin tightening technique that does not involve the painful cuts, invasive surgery or incisions performed during plastic surgery. This treatment involves the use of sound waves for boosting the production of collagen and tightening of the skin below your epidermal layer- where the ageing of skin begins. Ultherapy is commonly used on the face and neck since the treatment is meant to firm and contour the tissue in these areas.
This procedure can be done in less than one hour and takes a little time for you to heal. Ultherapy works for different skin types but if you have complicated skin problems like rosacea or chronic acne, you need to seek advice from a dermatologist before considering this treatment.
How Ultherapy Works
During treatment, sound waves of a high frequency are used for penetrating your skin’s epidermis and the soft tissue below it. These sound waves target particular areas by focusing energy on these spots and increasing the energy so as to firm the muscle layers that cannot be reached using laser treatments. The layer of the skin that is addressed during this procedure is responsible for supporting the skin and controlling the skin’s tension and youthful appearance.
Ultherapy boosts collagen production and continues to do so even after the treatment is over which leads to plumping and smoothing skin in the neck and face regions hereby eradicating fine lines and wrinkles.
What to Expect during Ultherapy Treatment
Before treatment, we may apply numbing cream or use pain killers to prevent discomfort during the procedure. We may also apply sonogram gel or use an Ultherapy wand for delivering short bursts on your skin.
You will experience mild or moderate discomfort depending on the sensitivity of your skin to pain. When the face and neck are treated at one sitting, the treatment could take an hour. For sessions that deal with specific areas of your face, you can expect the treatment to last up to thirty minutes. You will begin to see the results of the treatment in about four weeks with a steady improvement in the subsequent months. After the treatment, you can resume your daily activities since this procedure is non-invasive and has minimal side effects.
Side Effects of Ultherapy
The side effects of Ultherapy depend on the sensitivity of your skin. Most people experience mild or moderate swelling after treatment. This swelling will recede in 24 hours. Other people report temporary muscle and skin soreness.
In case you are looking to boost your appearance by getting rid of sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines without having to go through cosmetic surgery, Ultherapy is the ideal choice. This procedure also sustains collagen growth by maintaining and caring for your skin even in the face of old age.
If you’re interested in experiencing all the benefits of Ultherapy, contact Mariposa MedSpa today. Our medical team will work with you to help you get the best results for your skin.