During an Ultherapy treatment, a handheld device is used to deliver precise ultrasound energy to the targeted areas. The practitioner will monitor the ultrasound imaging to ensure accurate delivery of the energy. The energy heats the deeper layers of the skin, which triggers a natural regenerative response and the production of new collagen fibers.
The procedure typically takes around 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the treatment area. The intensity of the treatment can be adjusted based on the individual’s specific needs and comfort level. Most individuals experience some mild discomfort or a tingling sensation during the procedure, but it is generally well-tolerated.
Following an Ultherapy session, there is no downtime, and individuals can resume their normal activities immediately. Some temporary redness, swelling, or sensitivity in the treated area may occur, but these effects typically subside within a few hours to a few days.
The results of Ultherapy develop gradually as the new collagen fibers form over time. Some individuals may notice an initial lifting and tightening effect, but the full benefits become more apparent after a few months as collagen continues to rebuild. Results can last for several years, although the natural aging process will eventually affect the skin again.
Ultherapy is a customizable treatment, and the number of sessions required can vary depending on the individual’s skin condition and desired results. While some individuals may achieve their desired outcomes with a single treatment, others may benefit from multiple sessions spaced several months apart to achieve optimal results.
It’s important to note that Ultherapy is not a replacement for surgical facelift procedures, especially for individuals with significant skin sagging or excess tissue. However, it can be a viable option for those seeking a non-invasive approach to address mild to moderate skin laxity and signs of aging.