If you are looking to tighten and lift your skin without surgery, you may be considering Ultherapy to rejuvenate your skin. This treatment can provide healthy and youthful-looking skin without the recovery time of a facelift. The treatment can be a great facelift alternative: but is it permanent or will you need to have maintenance sessions? At Improve Health Solutions MedSpa in Manasquan, NJ, we offer this safe and effective treatment and are available to answer any questions you might have.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment for lifting and tightening the skin. The treatment uses ultrasound to stimulate skin rejuvenation, resulting in younger and smoother looking skin. Wrinkles and moderate to severe fine lines can be removed and reduced with the treatment. No invasive surgical procedures are required to perform the treatment, and it involves no lasers or chemicals.
What to Expect From Treatment
The treatment begins with a consultation from Dr. Frankel. If it is determined that the treatment will benefit the patient’s skin, an appointment is set for the first session. A treatment specialist uses a handheld ultrasound device to treat the targeted area. The treatment uses ultrasound waves to penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate the production of collagen.
Collagen provides a rejuvenating effect for the skin by rebuilding damaged skin and tightening the skin by increasing elasticity. This natural process can reduce signs of aging and skin laxity. The surface of the skin is not damaged and patients will benefit from increased collagen production in each layer of the skin.
What Parts of the Face Can Be Treated?
Ultrasound treatment can be an excellent alternative to a facelift treatment. While the treatment will not provide the same sudden and drastic benefits as a facelift, it can provide effective lifting without the same recovery time. The treatment is gentle but also penetrates deeper than lasers for more satisfying skin rejuvenation results.
The treatment is exceptional for treating laxity and wrinkles on the decolletage, or the upper area of the chest and neckline. Skin laxity on the neck can be tightened and lifted to provide patients with a more youthful appearance. Lines and wrinkles on the brow, such as frown lines, can be reduced and removed with treatment. The treatment is also effective in fixing eyelid laxity that can interfere with eyesight and can help patients look younger.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Skin rejuvenation from ultrasound treatment can take some time to see results. Most patients will require several treatments to reach their desired goals. The number of treatment sessions will vary by patient depending on the severity of the skin laxity and depth of the wrinkles and lines. Each treatment session will take approximately 30 to 90 minutes to complete depending on the size of the target area.
Sessions are spaced approximately three to four weeks apart to allow the collagen time to rebuild the skin. Most patients will reach their desired goal three to six months after their first treatment as collagen production and rejuvenation continues.
How Often Should You Get Ultherapy?
The treatment results are long-lasting but will not provide permanent skin rejuvenation. As the skin ages, more wrinkles and lines will likely form, but this treatment will reduce their severity. For prolonged results, patients should return for treatment once or twice per year, and this generally means treatment sessions every 6 to 12 months after the first treatment is completed. A patient who cares for their skin can prolong the results with proper moisturizing, diet, and reduced sun exposure. The length of a patient’s results will depend on the age, lifestyle, and skin condition of each individual.
How Safe Is Treatment?
Skin rejuvenation with Ultherapy is FDA-approved for use on the face and the chest. There is no downtime or recovery time associated with the treatment and no overnight inpatient care is required. The non-invasive treatment is completed from our Manasquan office location, close to NYC. Patients do not feel discomfort during the treatment and most patients report only a mild warming sensation.
Ultrasound treatment is an excellent alternative for those patients who do not want the risk and recovery time associated with invasive facelift surgery. Ultrasound will not cause scarring or damage to the surface of the skin.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
Patients of all ages, genders, and skin tones can enjoy the benefits of skin rejuvenation. The treatment appears to be natural because of the amount of time it takes, and most people will only see the results and not realize a patient has had any treatment performed. Typically, patients start the treatment when they are over the age of 30, but many patients start earlier as a proactive measure.
Patients with busy schedules can enjoy the treatment during a long lunch hour since it is quick and has no recovery time. Most patients return to their normal routines or work immediately. The treatment is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women.
Tighten and Lift Your Skin
If you are ready to choose Ultherapy to address your skin rejuvenation needs, visit Improve Health Solutions MedSpa in Manasquan, NJ for your initial consultation today. This treatment safely reduces wrinkles and lines and offers a painless alternative to laser therapy and surgical procedures with extensive recovery times while also providing deeper collagen-building benefits than treatments that only address surface-level conditions.