Modern cosmetic procedures are continually expanding the space in which those who are less comfortable with invasive surgery can benefit. Ultherapy is a form of non-invasive skin tightening that uses ultrasound energy to penetrate the deeper layers of the dermis without the need for incisions in the skin and surrounding tissue.
The procedure is completely customised to your precise needs and desired results. This means the level of skin laxity you have or the specific treatment areas will not affect your eligibility for Ultherapy.
Read on to understand a little bit more about the procedure, the situations in which you would get it and how long the results will last.
Why Would You Consider Ultherapy?
The Ultherapy procedure is very safe and relatively comfortable as it does not require anesthesia. When the treatment is complete, you will be able to return to regular activities right away.
If the skin on your face and neck has begun to sag, creating an older, more exhausted look, this treatment can help by providing the results of facial lifting without the need for surgery. Best suited to those over the age of 30 with mild to moderate skin laxity, the treatment is still available for those who are younger and would like to “stay ahead of the game” in terms of aesthetic maintenance. Ultherapy is not a substitute for a surgical face lift but it is a safe alternative.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Ultherapy helps to produce collagen in the underlying layers of the skin, enabling it to maintain a tighter appearance for a more extended period.
This means the effects are long-lasting, however, will vary with each patient. It can also depend on the area of the body that receives the treatment. Ultherapy is approved for tightening the brows, forehead, neck and lower face. As a rough guide for the length of results, clinical trials demonstrate results being evident ten months after undergoing the procedure.
Ultherapy When Compared with A Facelift
It is important to note that Ultherapy does not provide the same results as a conventional facelift, but it is the ideal option for those who wish to avoid an invasive and expensive procedure.
There is no need for an incision or needles, and the Ultherapy session will only take around 30 to 90 minutes depending on the area treated. The primary benefit, when compared to a facelift, is the fact that no downtime is required afterwards.
What is Involved in the Process?
The Ultherapy procedure begins with a marking of the face with grid lines which will guide the ultrasound handpiece as it passes over the treatment areas. This handpiece will fire multiple linearly focused ultrasound points, targeting various layers of the skin, tightening at different levels.
What Should You Do If You Are Interested in Ultherapy?
Dr Mark Attalla has over 20 years’ experience, combined with experienced knowledge of the deep and superficial structures of the face.
If you are interested, the first step is a private consultation which will detail the benefits of Ultherapy for your situation, while answering any questions you may have about the procedure. Your health history, as well as current medication and supplement use, will also be taken into consideration so our expert cosmetic specialist team can tailor your treatment to you and your health profile.