Have you ever considered a facelift?
There’s no shame in admitting it.
As we age, things get looser and saggier and it’s only normal to think about ways to turn back the clock.
If even just a few years.
But surgeries can be scary and the long often-painful recovery process frequently makes patients re-consider their choices after the fact.
What you might not know is that there is a little known procedure, which can tighten and lift your face while kick starting your collagen production.
It’s called Ultherapy and it uses the exact same ultrasound waves that are used in medical imaging to boost your body’s natural collagen production causing your skin to lift and tighten naturally over time after the procedure.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a 100% safe non-surgical treatment which uses Ultrasound waves to jumpstart the body’s collagen production to gently smooth out lines and wrinkles and lift the skin of the face.
Ultherapy can literally help you turn back the clock on your face!
Ultherapy is the only FDA certified treatment, which has been clinically proven to lift and tighten skin without surgery.
Don’t accept any substitutes!
Ultherapy utilizes an ultrasound wand similar to the one used during pregnancy. Because Ultherapy uses ultrasound imaging, it allows the practitioners to see exactly what layers of tissue are being treated during the procedure, so that they can make sure that the ultrasound is directed right into your problem areas with no energy wasted!
Can You Really Get A Facelift Without Having Surgery?
While Ultherapy is definitely not a direct replacement for a facelift, it offers many benefits in regard to lifting, and tightening your face without actually having to go under the knife, and go through the painful recovery process.
The benefits of avoiding surgery include avoiding
- Nerve Damage
- Bad Reactions to Anesthesia
- Blood Clots
- No Long and painful recovery process
- And even death
Ultherapy is a great alternative for those who are nervous about going under the knife, have pre-existing conditions, issues with anesthesia or those who simply want to avoid having to wait around for weeks until your face is presentable enough to go out in public.
How Does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to penetrate beneath the skin at the exact temperature that leads to collagen regeneration.
The ultrasound waves trigger your body’s natural collagen production process known as neocollagenesis. Once neocollagenesis is started, your body begins to produce new fresh collagen to tighten, lift and tone your face softening edges, and resetting the curves of your face.
While Talk Show Host Kathie Lee Gifford, an early adopter of Ultherapy, said “The next day I felt like I looked better” after a single treatment. It is more likely that while your cheeks may look a bit more flushed or tighter immediately, most patients notice their ultimate results over the next 2-3 months as their body begins to produce more and more collagen.
What should you expect during and after Treatment?
While all treatments and patients are different we can give you a basic idea of what to expect during and after the Ultherapy treatment.
During your treatment, the practitioner will use an ultrasound wand to go over your designated areas pressing firmly and sending ultrasound waves into the problem areas of your face.
One of the most common complaints about Ultherapy was discomfort during the procedure, but recently the intensity of the procedure has been adjusted to retain the positive effects but lessen the discomfort. Pain medicine is available before treatment and many patients report not experiencing any pain at all during the procedure such as Katherine Rentmeester in her article for Today.
Ultherapy treatments generally take around 60-90 minutes for a full “non-surgical facelift.”
After the treatment you can go back to work or resume your normal day-to-day activities without having to do any post treatment recovery.
While side effects are rare, you may find your skin flushed or red for a few hours after the procedure and some patients have reported temporary swelling, tenderness or tingling.
Is Ultherapy Right For You?
Let’s quickly re-cap what you learned about Ultherapy in this article.
We started off by talking about facelifts and the problems associated with them , including the risks inherent in any surgery such as scarring, infections and complications.
After that we looked at what Ultherapy is, namely a non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound waves to jump start your body’s natural collagen process leading to a firmer tighter face.
Lastly we walked you through what to expect during and after your treatment.
By now you should have an idea if Ultherapy seems like a good idea for you.
If you think it is, give us a call at (618) 248-4212 and let one of our experienced, knowledgeable team members can answer any questions you might have about the procedure and walk you through whether or not Ultherapy is right for you!
Talk to you soon,
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