Facelifts have been the standard procedure for facial skin tightening for the last few decades. However, now there’s Ultherapy, a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that addresses the same facial aging concerns.
We offer Ultherapy treatments at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK. If you want your face to look younger and smoother, try this skin-tightening treatment.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical facelift procedure that tightens your skin and generates new collagen fibers.
Collagen is the essential skin fiber that keeps your complexion fresh and smooth, and you have an abundance of it when you’re younger. As you reach your late 20s and 30s, though, your body starts to produce less collagen. This can lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, and poor skin texture.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to heat the same layers of your skin that facelift surgery corrects. Heat stimulates your body’s collagen production process, which ultimately tightens and smooths your complexion over time.
Why Choose Ultherapy over Other Treatments?
Skin tightening treatments often work with the top layers of your skin. These results may not be permanent without penetrating the deeper layers of skin that lose collagen as you age. Ultherapy is the solution to this problem.
Ultherapy skin tightening treatments deliver precise, focused ultrasound waves to the foundational layers of your skin — the same ones that surgical facelifts address. With Ultherapy, there’s no need to have surgery to get smooth, youthful skin.
When you’re paying for a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, you want the best results possible. Ultherapy delivers noticeable results that give your face a renewed freshness.
Non-Invasive and Non-Surgical
Many patients desire smoother, more elastic skin but don’t want to undergo surgical facelift procedures, which can be intense and time-consuming.
You can begin getting Ultherapy treatments in your 30s to quickly address the signs of aging you want to avoid. Getting an early start may help you avoid the need for a surgical facelift in the future.
This non-invasive procedure does not require incisions or skin penetration of any kind. You simply lie back, relax, and let us do the work.
How Long Will Your Results Last?
Results vary from patient to patient. Your Ultherapy skin tightening results can last for over a year, depending on your body’s collagen production abilities.
Everyone produces different amounts of collagen and elastin fibers. If you have an efficient collagen production process, your results will likely last longer than those of other patients.
You should maintain a high-quality skin care routine to keep your complexion as protected as possible. Sun damage and smoking both accelerate the facial aging process, and you should avoid them to maintain your Ultherapy results.
We recommend coming back for follow-up treatments when you notice your skin losing some of its tightness and elasticity. With regular touch-ups, you can maintain your smooth, youthful complexion for a long time.
What Do Ultherapy Treatments Feel Like?
Our patients describe Ultherapy treatments as very tolerable. You may feel a slight tingling or warming sensation as we glide the handheld device over your skin. The procedure is much more comfortable and quick than a surgical facelift would be.
Once we’re done using the Ultherapy device on your skin, you should hardly feel anything. Some patients feel tingling for a few hours after Ultherapy sessions, but these feelings are mild and go away fairly quickly.
Unlike surgical procedures, Ultherapy does not require any downtime afterward. You can leave our office and go about your daily routine as usual.
There is no need to take time off work or school after Ultherapy sessions. The convenience of this procedure makes it the perfect solution for facial aging, even if you’re busy with life.
Most Ultherapy treatment sessions take under an hour to complete. We can book appointments that work with your schedule so you don’t have to worry about the time while you’re in our office.
Good Candidates for Ultherapy
You are a good candidate for Ultherapy if you are in your 30s or older. Around 30, skin typically starts to show the first signs of losing its elasticity.
Good candidates for Ultherapy are patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, wrinkles, and sagging around their faces and neck areas.
We can treat the skin underneath your chin, along your jawline, and on your neck and chest. Your neck tends to show signs of aging earlier than other areas of your body. This is sometimes known as “turkey neck.”
You should have realistic expectations for this treatment. Ultherapy is not intended to fully replace a surgical facelift, nor can it produce the exact same results.
However, this procedure does help you get ahead of some signs of facial aging. Since the ultrasound waves target the same layers of skin that surgical facelifts do, you can reap some of the same benefits from Ultherapy.
If you are not ready for surgery, we suggest trying Ultherapy to smooth and tighten the skin on your face and neck.
With regular follow-up sessions, you can maintain your youthful skin for years to come.
Book a Consultation at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center
If you are interested in Ultherapy treatments, visit our office to learn more. We schedule consultations before committing to any aesthetic treatments. This way, we can get to know you, your medical history, and your aesthetic goals first.
We are located in Oklahoma City, OK, and serve patients here and in the surrounding areas. Call our office or stop by in person to book your Ultherapy consultation today.