Ultherapy: A Lift Without the Facelift
Treatment with Ultherapy is quick and pain-free, taking anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes (depending on the size of the area to be treated). During Ultherapy, ultrasound waves will be directed underneath your skin. The gentle heat emitted from these waves will stimulate your skin to produce more collagen, the material necessary for filling out skin and making it look healthy and firm. Some people will emerge from their Ultherapy treatment and notice results within the first week. For many though, the majority of the results will become apparent during the 2 to 3 months after treatment. During this time, the body’s natural collagen production will ramp up, causing skin to become fuller. You’ll begin to see sagging areas tighten up and begin to lift. As collagen in the skin increases, fine lines and wrinkles will begin to fill out, lighten, and disappear. Best of all, Ultherapy is a subtle cosmetic procedure that you can have done and then get right back to your normal day-to-day activities. Some patients experience a mild amount of discomfort and swelling that can be treated with cold packs. There are no restrictions on your normal activity after Ultherapy, however. You can leave your doctor’s office and return to work, run errands, or do the things you need to get done. Your doctor will likely ask you to avoid soaking in spas and saunas during the duration of your skin’s healing process. You’ll also be asked to avoid using pillowcases that were washed using fabric softener for the first several days after treatment. There is no downtime, however, and none of the bruising or major swelling that often occurs with other surgical and injection treatments.