Facelift surgery can be expensive and invasive. The procedure can take a long time and often requires a fair amount of time for you to recover. While many people want the benefits a surgical facelift can offer, not many are willing to commit to the procedure. There is good news for these people. Ultherapy is a non-surgical facelift treatment that offers many benefits and requires little downtime. If you have been looking for a treatment that can address loose skin on your face, Ultherapy is your solution. At Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center, we offer Ultherapy treatments in a comfortable and luxurious setting. If you would like to know more, contact us and schedule a consultation. You can also visit us in Oklahoma City, OK.
What is Ultherapy?
During Ultherapy treatments, we use ultrasound technology to tighten the skin on your face. It has been specifically designed to stimulate collagen production. This causes your face to contract and increases the elasticity of your skin. This device differs from a medical ultrasound used during pregnancy since it is micro-focused to treat specific areas. The device consists of a handheld piece that connects to a display screen. The ultrasound energy goes through the top layer of skin to your deeper layers to tighten and lift the tissues in the targeted area. The purpose of the screen is to allow us to see the deeper layers of your skin. This means we can treat the desired section with accuracy. Ultherapy can treat your face, chest, and neck by increasing collagen production and tightening your skin.
Ultherapy – Before and After Jowls
As you age, you will find changes in your skin. Aging is the cause of sagging jowls. This is a result of your skin’s collagen and elastin depleting. The internal support system of your skin then becomes compromised. With Ultherapy, sagging jowls can be a thing of the past.
Ultherapy Neck – Before and After
The skin on your neck also suffers from the natural process of aging. Using Ultherapy can help tighten the skin on your neck. With ultrasound technology, your skin improves from the inside out.
Ultherapy is not only for the neck area. It can treat brows, cheeks, jawline, chest, and chin. It can even treat more than one area at a time.
Thermage VS Ultherapy
Ultherapy and Thermage are quite similar in many ways. However, certain things set them apart. Knowing how they work can help you make the right decision when considering a skin-tightening treatment. The primary difference between Ultherapy and Thermage is the type of energy that it uses to stimulate collagen production. While ultrasound energy is used in Ultherapy, radiofrequency energy is used in Thermage. This makes a big difference in what the treatment can achieve. Ultrasound is capable of reaching deeper layers of your skin.
Am I a Candidate For Ultherapy?
This treatment is great for people between the ages of 30–60 years old. If you are searching for a way to restore collagen and elasticity in your skin, Ultherapy is for you. If you have a pre-existing skin condition or are pregnant, Ultherapy is not advised. However, it is an FDA-approved treatment. This means that it is a low-risk procedure. Before you decide that Ultherapy is suitable for you, contact us. During your initial consultation, we can determine if you are a suitable candidate for Ultherapy.
Preparation for Ultherapy Treatment
Because Ultherapy is not a surgical procedure, it does not require much preparation. However, there are some measures to be taken to ensure that your experience with Ultherapy treatment is satisfying and comfortable. Because this procedure uses ultrasound to stimulate the production of collagen, the following should be noted:
Blood-thinning medication and supplements should be avoided before your treatment.
Retinol, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid should also be avoided.
Sun exposure should also be avoided for 3 – 5 days.
It is recommended that you shave the area that is being treated.
Ultherapy – The Procedure
The length of your treatment session will depend on the area being treated. A handheld device will run over your target area, emitting ultrasound waves to the deep layers of your skin. This will increase collagen production and tighten your skin. This procedure is relatively painless and described as a warm sensation. In some cases, a topical cream can be applied before treatment to reduce any discomfort.
Ultherapy – Results
The results achieved by Ultherapy may vary from patient to patient. Some people experience results immediately. As the ultrasound energy passes through your skin, it instantly contracts. As time passes, collagen production will increase, showing continuous results. This is more noticeable within 2–3 months after your initial treatment. Your skin will further tighten for up to six months after your treatment.
How Many Ultherapy Treatments Do I Need?
The results gained from a single treatment session may last up to one year. Follow-up sessions can be scheduled to enhance the initial results. However, in most cases, one session offers patients their desired results.
Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy offers so much. It can help you address loose skin without needing incisions, stitches and a lengthy downtime. If you are unsure about Ultherapy, contact us. At Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, we stand ready to answer any questions you may have about Ultherapy. We are here to tell you how it can help tighten your skin. We offer a comfortable experience for all patients that opt for Ultherapy. Call us today and schedule your first consultation.