Non-invasive skin tightening is an ultrasound-based option for people who want to get a lift in the neck, chin, and brow area without having to go through surgery, such as a facelift. Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared treatment which can act as a lift for the eyebrow, neck, and under-chin areas, without surgery. Recently, the procedure was also FDA-cleared to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage as well.
Ultherapy uses safe, minimally invasive ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally. The Ultherapy provider applies the device to the targeted areas, sending highly focused ultrasound energy into the deeper layers of the skin. The area accessed by the Ultherapy treatment is the layer of the skin where collagen in made. While the body gradually slows down in its collagen production over time, the Ultherapy prompts it to begin the production anew. This causes the lines, wrinkles, and folds in the skin to gradually fill in, allowing the treatment areas to look more like they did years ago. This procedure also does not require time for recovery.
Ultherapy is not painful. Some patients experience a warming sensation during treatment, sometimes accompanied by tiny and mild stinging sensations. Once the treatment is concluded, any minor discomfort will disappear, and the patient will feel totally comfortable.
For most patients, the Ultherapy procedure lasts between an hour to an hour and a half. During this period, both the face and the neck areas are treated.
Many people notice some improvement right away, but the full effect of the results will appear gradually over 2-3 months following treatment. The body will continue to naturally regenerate collagen during this time period, so most patients notice that their skin looks better and better until they achieve optimum skin tightening.
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