How Is Ultherapy Different From Laser Treatments?

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Have you considered Ultherapy for younger, more rejuvenated skin? Many before you have tried and benefited from this increasingly popular treatment. But there are a lot of different non-invasive skin procedures out there, including other laser treatments. While Ultherapy and laser treatments are used to minimize the signs of aging, it may not be clear which procedure is right for you. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 5 differences between Ultherapy and other laser treatments.

Ultherapy Penetrates Much Deeper than Traditional Laser Treatments

Whereas traditional laser technologies focus on the surface of the skin for rejuvenation, Ultherapy goes much deeper. It is the only non-invasive cosmetic skin treatment that targets the foundational level of the skin. To be specific, it goes about 3.5 to 4.5 mm beneath the surface. Why does that matter? Because the skin is tightened from the bottom up, ensuring that even the deepest structures of the skin are enhanced and beautified. Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to target the collagen production beneath the surface, whereas laser therapy targets only issues at the top.

No Downtime After a Treatment

Because laser therapy targets the surface of the skin, the immediate impact is much more apparent and long-lasting. Anybody who receives a laser treatment will need at least a week or two of social downtime before skin returns to normal. This isn’t the case with Ultherapy. It targets structures of the skin that aren’t visible, and this requires absolutely no downtime after a treatment. You can normally go for Ultherapy during your lunch hour and return to work without anyone the wiser, making it much easier and more convenient to fit Ultherapy into your schedule.

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Post-Treatment Side Effects

After being treated with laser therapy, skin will experience a few side effects. These are mainly swelling and redness, but skin may experience peeling as well. Ultherapy, on the other hand, has hardly any side effects. Some people do experience a bit of redness in their skin for a few hours after the procedure, but this normally subsides very quickly and is hardly noticeable in any case.

How Long do the Benefits Last?

Laser treatments generally last longer than Ultherapy. Laser treatments stimulate collagen growth for 6 months, which then delivers benefits to your skin that last for a couple of years. Ultherapy works much quicker. But to continue to enjoy the results, clients often return for yearly touch-ups. Nevertheless, it is important to note that there are many factors that impact how your skin changes and that the effects will differ from person to person.

The Nature of the Results

If you are looking to address many minor surface issues like wrinkles and red spots, a traditional laser therapy will work best. It will stimulate collagen production to help reduce the impact of these problems. Ultherapy offers something that is very different. Because it targets structures deep within the skin, the results are much more transformative. Ultherapy transforms skin at its structure to address issues like sagginess and a lax appearance. The result is a much more toned and tightened look through your entire face and neck, impacting your entire appearance. Want to learn more about whether Ultherapy is the right procedure for you? Contact Dr. Torgerson’s Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Clinic at (647)343-0207 and get started on a more youthful you.

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