Ultherapy® is a noninvasive procedure that promotes the growth of healthy skin. This is achieved through the use of ultrasound energy. When the energy targets the skin layers, the body responds by producing more collagen. This is a popular treatment for those who may be uncomfortable undergoing facelifts or other skin ablation procedures. Ultherapy® provides long-lasting results and can be repeated as often as the patient desires. We recommend Ultherapy® for our patients whose main concerns are poor skin texture, uneven skin tone, and age-related skin sagging.
How Ultherapy® Works
Ultrasound energy penetrates through the epidermis and is absorbed by the lower dermal layers and supportive tissues. In response, the body sends nutrients to the treated areas, and increased collagen production helps jumpstart the formation of healthier, more elastic skin. The procedure is performed with a handheld device that can be calibrated to deliver the right amount of energy to each layer of tissue. The absorbed energy heats up the tissue slightly, prompting the body to respond by creating new tissue.
What Patients Need To Know
Before beginning any treatments, we will consult with you and discuss all treatment options including Ultherapy®. We examine the areas in need of treatment and note the thickness of the skin, the amount of wrinkling or sagging, and the firmness of the underlying tissues.
Ultherapy® sessions are generally quick and simple. Patients will feel a warm buzzing sensation as the instrument is pressed against the skin and will feel little to no discomfort. A typical treatment session performed on a small area of the face, neck, or other part of the body takes approximately 30 minutes.
Some smoothing of the skin may be immediately apparent, but the real improvement is an ongoing process as the production of collagen increases. This usually takes about two months.
What Ultherapy® Treats
The most common conditions that can be treated with Ultherapy® include dynamic wrinkles, skin folds on the face and neck, and skin that is no longer being properly supported and moisturized. Ultherapy® is not the usual treatment for conditions such as deep scarring, rosacea, and other pigmentation problems.
Great Results Without Surgery
The main advantage of Ultherapy® is that the procedure involves no surgery, no plumping chemicals or peel chemicals, and no abrasive skin resurfacing. The procedure involves little to no discomfort, side effects, or downtime. Any side effects that may occur generally disappear overnight.
Learn More About Ultherapy®
To find out how Ultherapy® can enhance your overall appearance and restore the skin to its more youthful condition, contact us today. Sills Dermatology in Jonesboro will give you all the facts you need to help you decide if Ultherapy® is right for you.