Unfortunately one of the things we have to suffer with aging is the reduced elasticity of our skin, resulting in wrinkles and loose skin, which is particularly noticeable on our faces, and around our chin and neck. Ultherapy skin tightening is a non-surgical treatment which gradually lifts skin around around the eyes, tightens loose skin under the chin and neck, and smooths lines and wrinkles on the chest.

How Does Ultherapy Skin Tightening Work?

As you may have guessed from the name, Ultherapy skin tightening uses ultrasound. The treatment focuses sound waves at areas of the body where the skin needs tightening, targeting the deep layers of tissue under the skin. The natural healing process over the following weeks then lifts, tones and tightens the treated areas resulting in a firmer and younger skin tone.

The sound energy produced by the Ultherapy skin tightening therapy bypasses the surface skin to reach and then treat the tissue underneath. The ultrasound energy is at the right temperature and frequency to stimulate production of collagen in the skin’s foundation layers, catalyzing new tissue growth. It is really just jumpstarting a natural process.

Other treatments use lasers, which is light energy, to try and create the same effect, but light energy cannot reach deeper layers of the skin at the optimal temperature so can’t create the same lifting effect.

What are the Advantages of Ultherapy Skin Tightening?

First of all Ultherapy skin tightening is FDA approved, and it is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment. The results can be as good as those achieved by facelift, browlift or necklift surgery, but without cutting into the skin and leaving scarring behind.

The Ultrasound imagery produced for the Doctor carrying out the procedure allows them to target the exact layers of tissue required during the treatment, ensure best results rather than a trial approach.

Unlike surgery, there is no period following treatment where you can’t work, or have to worry about infections or bruising and swelling. There is no downtime so you carry on with your day and week as normal after the therapy. Typical treatment period is just sixty to ninety minutes.

Is Ultherapy Skin Tightening a Painful Process?

The sensation of the Ultherapy skin tightening procedure can be felt and the level of discomfort varies from one patient to another. A topical anesthetic is applied to the areas being treated to aid with the discomfort, and oral pain medication may be prescribed for some patients to help them relax during the treatment. You will be awake during the therapy.

When will You See Results from Ultherapy skin tightening?

Because Ultherapy skin tightening treatment is kickstarting a natural process of neocollagenesis, production of new collagen, the process has to run full cycle before you will see the full results of the therapy, and this will likely be seen after two to three months. The effects of the Ultherapy skin tightening will last for as long as your natural process takes to start the collagen renewal again.