Ultherapy: Harnessing the Power of Sound for Skin Rejuvenation
When you hear the word “ultrasound,” your mind probably doesn’t automatically think of skin care. However, ultrasound isn’t just for medical imaging. Ultherapy, the only FDA-approved modality shown to lift the skin without surgery, uses ultrasound to lift and tighten sagging skin.
If you aren’t ready for facial surgery but desire noticeable, natural-looking results, Ultherapy may be right for you.
The Science Behind Ultherapy
The science behind Ultherapy is the key to why it works so well and achieves such natural-looking results.
The Role of Collagen
As with many other skin rejuvenation modalities, the stimulation of collagen production plays a key role. Collagen, a naturally occurring protein in the body, provides support to the underlying dermal structure and accounts for the smooth and supple appearance of skin.
Because your body produces less collagen as you age, what is known as skin “laxity” occurs, along with wrinkles and lines.
Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy restores collagen levels, rejuvenating the complexion and reducing signs of aging.
How Ultherapy Works
Ultherapy is a non-surgical method that uses ultrasound technology to achieve results. When the Ultherapy device is applied, it bypasses the surface of your skin to deliver focused ultrasound waves to treat the layers below.
The procedure delivers just the right amount of heat to constrict tissue and stimulate collagen production. The results are both long-lasting and natural.
During Ultherapy, ultrasound imaging is also used to ensure the sound wave energy is placed precisely at the right depth to have the greatest impact. The procedure does not damage the surrounding skin and tissue.
What Happens During the Procedure?
After a thorough consultation, you will simply relax while a specialist applies the treatment to your skin. Ultherapy is performed right in our offices.
Will I Need Anesthesia?
No anesthesia is needed for Ultherapy. There may be some sensation as the energy is delivered, but the feeling is mild and short-lived.
How Long Does It Take?
Ultherapy treatment lasts anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes. Treatment time depends on the size of the area being treated, as well as the number of areas to be addressed in a single session.
Who Should Consider Ultherapy?
Ultherapy may be right for you if you’re thinking about a non-surgical neck lift, facelift, or overall tightening without committing to a more invasive procedure.
What Areas Does Ultherapy Treat?
Ultherapy treats the following areas with ultrasound waves:
- Drooping brow line
- Crow’s feet
- Lines around the upper and lower lips
- Early formation of jowls along the jawline
- Mild to moderate submental fat underneath the chin
- Sagging skin and lines along the neck
Ultherapy is also used to treat signs of aging around the décolleté (the upper chest and neck area), firming skin and smoothing away fine lines that often form there. This means that Ultherapy is the ideal modality for a non-surgical neck lift.
How Does Ultherapy Compare with Other Treatments?
If you have done any research on skin rejuvenation procedures, you may have heard of laser therapy as well as the traditional surgical facelift.
Ultherapy vs. Lasers
Lasers use heat energy that doesn’t penetrate the dermal layers as deeply as the energy that is generated by ultrasound. While lasers can successfully treat superficial skin imperfections, they have not been FDA-approved for the lifting of the skin, as Ultherapy has been.
However, after discussion and consultation and depending on your goals, you and your specialist may decide to combine the two therapies for more dramatic results.
Ultherapy vs. Surgical Facelifts
Ultherapy is often referred to as a non-surgical facelift. However, Ultherapy treatment will not produce the same amount of lift and tightening as facial surgery can. A true surgical facelift requires sedation, incisions, sutures, and a few days of recovery time.
A non-surgical neck lift with Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that does not require anesthesia and has little to no downtime.
Radiesse – An Injectable that Addresses the Signs of Aging
Another modality that provides noticeable skin improvement is Radiesse. Radiesse injections are a non-surgical way to address the following issues:
- Smile lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Undefined cheeks or chin
- Facial hollows
- Aging hands
- Marionette lines
- Necklace lines
- Décolleté lines
- Wrinkles above the knee
As you can see, Radiesse is not just for the face but also for other areas of the body.
Restore Volume with Radiesse
Youthful skin appears smooth and plump with volume. During the natural aging process, the skin loses this volume. Radiesse restores volume to the skin, correcting laugh lines and softening the appearance of folds and wrinkles.
Like Ultherapy, Radisse injections also stimulate the body’s production of collagen, which contributes to younger-looking skin.
Radiesse injections are a simple, non-invasive way to rejuvenate skin that doesn’t require downtime.
Ready for the Next Step?
If you’re ready to take the next step on your skin rejuvenation journey, the experts at Spa in the City in Dallas, TX, are here to help.
Trust Spa in the City – the Best Med Spa in Dallas, TX
Through careful consultation, we at Spa in the City can help you achieve the results you desire, as well as advise you on the proper modality to achieve them. We want all of our clients to have the best possible experience, from the minute they enter the door to the time they leave to enjoy the benefits of their renewed skin.
We take a conservative approach to our procedures, encouraging natural-looking results. We believe our clients should be able to look in the mirror and see themselves looking more youthful, not a stranger. Our staff has decades of combined knowledge, and we specialize in caring, honesty, and working within every client’s budget.