All About Ultherapy!
- Posted on: Apr 3 2018
As we move from our 20’s into our 30’s and beyond, we begin to lose volume in the upper face. This volume loss can be noticed as increased laxity in the lower face, an increase in smile lines and hollowness under the eyes. While we can exercise to maintain our bodies (or use Coolsculpting to treat those stubborn budges), the more we exercise, unfortunately, can increase the advancement of this loss and subsequent laxity.
While filler can be used in the upper face to restore more youthful contouring, tightening the skin in the lower face using Ultherapy can give aging a 1-2 punch. Think of Ultherapy as the perfect non-invasive “exercise” for the lower face. Interested in giving Ultherapy a try? Peruse our most asked questions and give us a call to book your Ultherapy consultation today!
Is Ultherapy FDA-Cleared?
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure to lift the skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrows as well as improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.
How does it work?
We are able to pinpoint areas of treatment deep in the tissue using focused ultrasound energy that creates micro-injuries, resulting in collagen stimulation and tightening of the skin. We can target up to 3 different layers of tissue for maximal tightening without any surgery. We can even target the SMAS (Superficial muscular aponeurotic system). This is the same layer that a plastic surgeon will cut, pull back and sue to create deep tightening. The deep dermis and superficial dermis is treated as well, to firm and smooth the skin allowing for tightening and an increase in blood flow for improved skin health.
Is that true—zero downtime?
Yes! With this treatment, you won’t even have to change your skincare regimen or put your sun-drenched lifestyle on hold! Your treatment time can vary depending on what areas you are having treated, but typically the treatments can as little as 30 minutes or up to two hours and you leave with minimal puffiness and nothing but a bit of tenderness just immediately after. No post-treatment pain, and lots to gain!
And the feeling?
All patients feel discomfort to different extents. Some describe Ultherapy as a warm tickle and others report it as a series of “zings”. At MediSpa Maui, we can use our medical and injectable expertise to keep discomfort to a minimum by using a variety of pain control options.
When will results occur?
The results of Ultherapy are gradual and natural. In as soon as three months, you will feel the difference in your treated area, and after 6 months you will be able to take that glorious side by side picture! The most miraculous part? Ultherapy continues to lift and tighten your skin even 9-12 months after treatment.
Ultherapy VS Facelift
Ultherapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. If you’re starting to notice laxity or want to prevent it or you already see some laxity, but you’re not ready for surgery, Ultherapy is a great option. Ultherapy is even gentle and safe enough to use after plastic surgery to extend the effects.