Ultherapy is the only non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is cleared by the FDA to lift the skin on your face, under your chin, neck, and eyebrow. The technique used is ultrasound therapy. It is a non-surgical procedure that harnesses the power of ultrasound.
Ultrasound has been a staple medical procedure initially for creating an image from inside the body. By checking the tissue layer beneath your targeted area, the specialist can specifically focus the ultrasound therapy where it is needed.
Here is what happens before, during, and after your treatment.
Before the Treatment
The first thing you have to do is look for an Ultrasound Therapy provider. Talk to their specialist and ask for a consult about your problems. They will assess and suggest which areas of your skin would need the treatment.
Once you agree, they will give you a specific skin regimen that you have to follow strictly. You may also be given some prescription or medication prior to the treatment.
During the Treatment
On the day of your Ultrasound Therapy, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly. The specialist will mark and note the particular areas where you need the treatment. An ultrasound gel will be applied on the target area. The ultrasound imaging will be used to see the tissue layers underneath the area. It is necessary to choose the specific spot where to focus the ultrasound energy.
During the procedure, you will feel some energy being directed to certain depths of your skin. The energy is creating the optimal temperature needed for collagen generation. The energy serves as a stimulant to start the natural process called neocollagenesis which produces a new collagen resulting to fresher looking skin.
There are no added chemicals or toxins because the treatment only relies on the natural processes in your skin. The length of treatment depends on the targeted area. Usually, face and neck treatment would take about 60-90 minutes.
After the Treatment
After the procedure, there are no restrictions. You can continue with your normal routine. Immediately after the procedure, you might feel flushed at first but after a few minutes the redness should subside. Other patients may feel some tingling, swelling, or tenderness. But all these are only temporary.
The best part about Ultherapy is that you do not need many sessions just to see results. For most patients, one treatment is enough. The side effects of the procedure is very minimal. Redness and flushing of the skin is the usual side effect immediately after the treatment.
But eventually, the redness will disappear in a few hours. It is a proven safe procedure because it is cleared by the FDA. If you are interested in trying this treatment, inquire about it at any of your trusted cosmetic clinics in Malaysia.