A facelift in less than an hour? It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Ultherapy is a non surgical face lift that has so many advantages over traditional surgical procedures, it’s hard to know where to start. At AestheticKC, the aesthetic branch of Vein Clinic, we are proud to offer Ultherapy as an alternative to surgical facelifts. Ultherapy is a non-surgical facelift procedure that uses ultrasound technology to gradually strengthen your skin from deep within.
Advantages of Ultherapy Vs. Traditional Surgical Facelifts
- No Surgery – Yes, you heard that right…no surgery required. Ultherapy is non-invasive which means that nothing cuts into or damages your skin.
- Stimulates Collagen – Actually helps your body produce more collagen which makes your skin look fuller and plumper so you have fewer wrinkles.
- Fast and Easy – An Ultherapy session takes only one hour, so it’s easy to fit into any busy schedule.
- No Downtime – No hospitalization, no need to take days off work, just one hour and you’re on your way. You may be a little pink because your skin has been stimulated, but that’s it.
- Works on Multiple Areas – Ultherapy is effective for your brow, your chin, your neck and even your chest areas.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to penetrate and stimulate the deeper, structural layer of your skin. It delivers energy into the collagen below the skin, which causes it to produce more collagen making your skin look fuller and minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Because it uses ultrasound technology, it is not invasive, and doesn’t involve anything that cuts into or damages your skin. There are no needles, knives or lasers to make you uncomfortable or require you to heal and recover.
What to Expect During Ultherapy Treatment
When you come to our office for an Ultherapy session, the technician will use an ultrasound device that fits in the palm of his/her hand. The device allows them to see below the surface of your skin into the layers below allowing them to target and treat the places that are most in need of collagen stimulation. The technician then delivers ultrasound energy to the deeper layers of skin on your brow, your chin, your neck and your chest area jump starting the regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen. During your session, you’ll be able to sit or recline comfortably. It only takes about 60 minutes and you can return to regular activities immediately afterward.
What Does Ultherapy Feel Like?
You may feel a heating sensation as the ultrasound energy is delivered. This is an indication that the procedure is working. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but over-the-counter pain relievers should be all that is needed if anything. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, you may be a little flushed from the stimulation or experience tingling, slight swelling, or tenderness. This is natural and will go away in a few hours.
As your collagen rejuvenates itself, you’ll see gradual results in the weeks following treatment. Your skin will become firmer and tighter and wrinkles will fade. Results continue to improve for six to nine months afterwards. We usually see the best results six months post-treatment. These results will last up to six months as your natural collagen grows. Another great thing about Ultherapy is that there is not a lot of tedious followup care required. No special lotions, creams or massage techniques are needed to reap the benefits, just continue to follow your regular skincare regimen. All of the magic is taking place below the surface of your skin. Ultherapy is ideal for women (and men) in their thirties and older. Plus, the younger you are, the better it can work long term!
Side Effects or Issues
Most people who receive Ultherapy treatment don’t notice any issues at all. Occasionally, skin may get flushed or slightly swollen for a few hours. A few people get a little bruising, but that’s very rare.
Ultherapy in the News
Ultherapy is the gold standard for non-surgical lifting and skin tightening. It has been touted by beauty editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and more.
Just look at these recent accolades from the beauty industry:
- New Beauty Award 2020
Ultherapy was honored with another milestone award from New Beauty, marking its seventh consecutive year as the Best Non Surgical Skin Tightener.
- Best Skin Tightening Treatment 2020
At the My Face, My Body Awards Ultherapy was named the Best Skin Tightening Treatment of the year.
- Best Skin Tightening Product 2020
Ultherapy also won another award at the My Face, My Body Awards, as the Best Skin Tightening Product of the year.
There’s so much to be excited about. Whether you’re more excited about a facelift that requires no surgery, a facelift with no downtime, or the fact that you can get a facelift in less than an hour, you’re going to love the results you see with Ultherapy.