What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin rejuvenating treatment that does not require any injections or surgery. This FDA-approved treatment is commonly used as a preventative measure to delay signs of aging. This treatment can provide noticeable results, offering improvements that can make a patient’s face look and feel younger. Ultherapy can be tailored precisely to your customized needs and desired skin goals. Treatment areas include:
- Eye bag area
- Under chin (jowls)
- Upper chest
This non-invasive treatment is ideal for younger patients who are looking for facial rejuvenation but are not quite ready for a facelift. Novomed’s team of experts can determine if you are a candidate for Ultherapy treatment. With his or her extensive experience, one of our specialists can assess the condition of your skin, to create the most effective plan for treating your skin.
Ultherapy is most suitable for patients that would like to correct mild signs of aging such as:
- Mild skin laxity
- Lines and wrinkles
The ideal candidate has:
- The desire to undergo a non-surgical alternative for skin tightening
- A fair amount of skin elasticity
- Concerns about mild to moderate signs of aging
- Relatively healthy skin that does not contain excess sun damage
- Realistic expectations of what the treatment can achieve
- Mild to moderate sagging of the skin
Ultherapy treatment delivers ultrasound waves just beneath the surface of the skin. By stimulating collagen production, Ultherapy can improve the skin’s overall health by tightening the skin and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles.
The ultrasound waves transmute into heat and vibrations that break down undesirable and loose collagen structures. By removing these old cells, it allows new, denser, and healthier collagen to regrow. This is what gives Ultherapy the ability to produce a tightening effect without surgery.
All three treatments are non-invasive with their main focus being skin tightening, by penetrating deep layers of the skin.
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology, while Ultherapy and HIFU use ultrasound waves. The following are the key differences between the three devices.
Ultherapy is used to treat the face and upper chest, whereas Thermage targets the face and body, and HIFU is used only on the body.
Additionally, Thermage can treat cellulite, it can remove minor acne, and improves acne scars.
HIFU uses high intensity focused ultrasound that works in the same way as Thermage, however, some HIFU systems of low intensity require weekly maintenance treatments.
Similar to Thermage, HIFU treats areas of the body such as the thighs, the abdomen, and arms.
HIFU, Thermage, and Ultherapy are all safe and effective treatments, for patients looking to maintain their skin and delay signs of aging.
Ultrasound therapy is very gentle and there is no downtime required after Ultherapy treatment. Uncomfortable recovery or burdensome approaches that interfere with daily life are avoided with this non-invasive method. Most patients resume normal activities right after their Ultherapy treatment.
Typically, patients notice an immediate difference in their skin right after the treatment. The results will continue to improve over several weeks and months as the body starts to boost its collagen production. The final results are commonly seen about two to three months after the final treatment and can last for up to two years. Some Ultherapy treatment benefits include:
- Safe, non-invasive treatment
- Improves mild to moderate sagging skin
- Improves lines and wrinkles
- Tighten saggy jawline
- Natural-looking results
- Long-lasting improvement
- FDA-approved skin tightening treatment