What is Ultherapy®/Ulthera – Skin Tightening?
For many patients, achieving smooth skin and a more defined jawline and brow are some of the most important aspects of anti–aging. Factors such as genetics and years of sun exposure can all contribute to lines, wrinkles, and most frustrating of all – sagging skin. While facelifts and necklifts have traditionally been the procedures of choice for these age-related cosmetic changes, not everyone is a candidate for surgery. Likewise, some patients feel that their aging isn’t quite advanced enough to warrant a surgical procedure.
Patients now have a non-surgical option to treat wrinkles and sagging skin: Ultherapy®/Ulthera. This innovative treatment is a non–invasive, FDA-cleared procedure that can tighten the skin and correct localized areas of skin laxity along the brow, jawline, and décolletage.
Ultherapy®/Ulthera uses focused ultrasound waves that target the deeper layers of the dermis in specific areas of the face or décolletage. Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years—and Ultherapy® has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and in over half a million treatments worldwide.
Discover how this popular skin-tightening treatment in Oakville, Ontario can help you regain a more refreshed, youthful appearance.
How Does it Work?
Ultherapy®/Ulthera uses ultrasound technology to target the deeper layers of the dermis. By delivering a mild, controlled injury to the deeper tissues, the production of collagen is stimulated. Collagen is essential for healthy skin and is responsible for the tight, supple skin texture that is present when we’re younger.
Ultherapy®/Ulthera essentially jumpstarts the body’s own skin-building process at the source, eventually revealing tighter, smoother skin. And the best part is that there is absolutely no surgery required. Since collagen growth is a gradual process, it can take anywhere from 4–6 months to see the full result, which is when we will see you back for your post-procedure photos.
While similar treatments require more aggressive techniques, this is the only non-invasive procedure cleared by the FDA to lift skin. And because it uses ultrasound imaging, it provides a helpful visual of the tissue being targeted, which allows for the most precise, effective treatment.
Benefits of Ultherapy®/Ulthera include the following:
- No incisions or needles required
- Minimal downtime
- Safe and effective
- Provides progressive rejuvenation for the face, neck, and chest
- Just a single treatment produces significant results
Is it right for me?
This procedure will benefit patients who are not quite ready for a facelift or other surgical intervention, but who would like to have the subtle appearance of tighter, more youthful skin along their facial contours. Ultherapy®/Ulthera is an excellent non-invasive treatment that can be used all on skin tones, and it is well suited for both males and females.
People seeking this treatment typically exhibit the following:
- Moderate skin laxity on the face, neck, and chest
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Mildly drooping brow
If you have more advanced signs of age – such as significant sagging and deep skin folds – you may want to consider a surgical option, like a facelift or necklift. At your consultation for Ultherapy in Oakville, Ontario, we will carefully evaluate your candidacy for this treatment and recommend other procedures that best suit your needs. Whether you’re seeking a dramatic transformation or you’re simply in need of subtle rejuvenation, we will provide you with a customized treatment plan to achieve your cosmetic goals.
What to expect?
At the time of your consultation, it will be determined whether medication will be given to help you achieve comfort during your procedure. If it is needed, you will require a drive home after your treatment.
After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, your highly-skilled nurse will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin.
Next, they will use Ultherapy®’s ultrasound imaging to first see deep within the skin to determine optimal placement of the treatment energy, and then they will deliver the focused ultrasound energy beneath the skin’s surface.
During the treatment delivery, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. There is minimal to no downtime post treatment with the Ultherapy® procedure, and patients can return to work immediately.