Several celebrities have been singing the praises of ultherapy skin tightening treatment as the next big thing in noninvasive nonsurgical treatments for wrinkles on the face, neck and chest, and are seeing great results. So is Ultherapy skin tightening something you should consider, and what do you need to know about it?
What is Ultherapy Skin Tightening?
Ultherapy skin tightening is an FDA approved noninvasive, nonsurgical treatment which uses focused soundwaves, or ultrasound, to trigger your body’s natural healing process to lift and tone sagging skin. It is particularly effective at lifting the skin around your eyebrows, tightening loose skin under the chin or on the neck, and smoothing lines and wrinkles on the chest between the breasts.
Ultherapy skin tightening works by targeting the deep layers of tissue below the skin, using sound waves which bypass the skins surface. The soundwaves are at the optimum temperature to stimulate collagen production at the skin’s foundation, catalyzing the process of new skin production in that area. The new skin once it is produced will look tighter and younger. The process may take two to three months to happen following the treatment as it is a natural process that is started by the Ultherapy skin tightening.
The effects of Ultherapy skin tightening are usually only achieved through invasive surgery, but this new advanced technique means that with just a ninety minute treatment which doesn’t involve any cutting you walk away and over the next couple of months your skin revives itself. You won’t see the same results as a surgical facelift, and the results won’t be permanent, but you will see a big difference on your previous looks.
What Does Ultherapy Skin Tightening Treatment Feel Like?
With Ultherapy skin tightening you will feel the energy being deposited in the depths of your tissues, which will give you satisfaction that the process is being initiated, particularly as you won’t see the effects for some weeks. The sensation will occur only while the Ultherapy treatment is taking place and can vary from patient to patient, for most just a mild discomfort, but for some more significant. Your Ultherapy skin tightening expert can provide you with pain relief if the discomfort is too much for you.
The length of the procedure will vary dependent on how many areas need targeting. For a chest treatment this may take just thirty minutes, while a full face, neck, and chest treatment may take up to ninety minutes to be completed. You will be able to continue with your day after treatment, resuming normal activity, except it is wise to avoid strenuous exercise or lifting for around six hours after any treatment.
Following the treatment you may have some swelling, slight tenderness, tingling, numbness, redness or minor bruising but these shouldn’t last longer than a week. Within sixty to ninety days you should see the full effects of your Ultherapy skin tightening treatment because that’s how long it takes your body to react to produce and naturally regenerate collagen.