ulthera transducer is the only non-surgical procedure that uses a non-invasive devise with micro-targeted ultrasound waves and energy to lift the skin. The great advantage of having micro-targeted ultrasound is the delivery of low level energy with unmatched precision in terms of depth, temperature and location of the skin that needs lifting.
Others call it Ultherapy facelift because the procedure yields the same skin tightening results as facelift sans the surgery. This procedure utilizes ultrasound technology through the imaging capability of the device to look at the skin and the tissues underneath. This will enable it to target and deliver low level heat or energy to the skin support structures, thereby lifting, toning and tightening the skin.
Aging and time causes the structural weakening in the basic layers of the skin resulting to tissue laxity. Nonsurgical facelift is the only procedure that utilizes a technology that can focus energy to a depth of 4.5mm. This is the actual depth of the layers of skin tissues where laxity starts. Lasers and other non-invasive treatment modalities can only reach a depth of less than 3mm, making the former a more effective and targeted procedure.
Nonsurgical facelift is the only procedure with a device that reaches the optimized temperatures between 60 deg Celsius to 70 deg Celsius at 4.5mm depth without damaging the skin surface. The level of energy released from the device will cause collagen contraction and denaturation – making way for the production of new collagens. These collagen growths will cause the skin to tighten and have that youthful look.
The precise and exact delivery of ultrasound energy will produce consistent results. And only Ultherapy facelift can achieve that perfect consistency.
With this technology, such procedure is the best option for aesthetic procedures aimed at making the skin look youthful and rejuvenated that will not include cutting through skin. And while it is not considered a replacement for facelift, more women are inclined to have it over surgical facelift for the simple absence of surgery.
Additionally, this nonsurgical procedure allows collagen buildup through the body’s gentle healing response which further enhances the skin condition. Improvements on the jowls, neck and face are immediately observed and felt by the patient. While the growing collagen skin tightening continues, the ultimate lift results will take place within 2 – 3 months. Full lifting results are expected to be visible after 6 months.
Ultherapy’s results are said to be superior over the results achieved by radiofrequency (Thermage) and lasers although it’s not as dramatic as the results from surgical facelift. The results generally earn high satisfaction from patients and if used with other anti-aging skin procedures, the results will be even better.
As to the side effects, there may be slight redness on the treated area but the redness will disappear after a few hours following the procedure. Mild tenderness under the affected area may also be felt but it will dissipate over time. A small percentage of patients may experience slight swelling or tingling but they are mild and non-permanent. Overall, the discomfort will only be from these effects and will easily disappear.