January 20, 2020
Whether due to aging, genetics, or various other factors, our faces may change over time. We want to reverse the clock but might not want to undergo an invasive surgical procedure like a facelift quite yet. One non-invasive procedure that’s available and has given patients results they love is called Ultherapy.
Ultherapy is a treatment that utilizes ultrasound. This procedure uses ultrasound to produce heating in various layers of the skin. The intensity of the ultrasound will be determined by which layer or layers need to be treated. The heating causes the body to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are essential building blocks of our skin. These substances help our skin be stronger, firmer, and more supple after treatment and healing.
The treatment area or areas will be thoroughly cleaned by the technician to make sure there is no residue or oils that may interfere with the procedure. The technician will then apply an ultrasound gel to the areas. They will then adjust the settings to make sure the ultrasound energy levels are properly calibrated.
This concludes preparation, and the actual treatment will begin. During treatment, you may feel some tingling or heat. This is normal, but let your technician know if you need pain medication. Once all of the areas have been treated, the ultrasound gel is removed. Time per procedure depends on the areas you choose to treat. It can range from 30-90 minutes.
Some areas people get treated include:
You can work with your technician or medical provider to decide which areas you will treat. Individual treatment plans give the best results because every patient is different.
This procedure is non-surgical, non-invasive, and outpatient. You should not expect to need any downtime or time off of work afterward. You may immediately get back to your daily routine.
Every body and the patient are different. Some people can see results in a matter of days, and others take longer. This depends on things like how much collagen your body will produce, and how fast your body heals. As the body continues to heal, you will see results unfolding. There may be an improvement for up to 3 months.
The risks of side effects are very minimal and include:
These are usually rare and resolve on their own shortly. Consult your provider if they are severe or persist longer than a few days.
If you are in the Beverly Hills area, and you want to book an ultherapy session, reach out to the staff at Resplendence MedSpa to schedule an appointment or consultation today.