There’s no sign of aging more prominent than sagging skin, and unfortunately, it’s also almost impossible to hide. No matter how young you feel or how healthy you are, it can be frustrating to have the effects of gravity and time front and center because of sagging skin. Of course, if you feel like you’re not ready for a painful and invasive surgery, your options are limited. If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and hopelessly pulling your skin tight, then Ultherapy might just be for you.
Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical treatment that tightens sagging skin and can also help smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. Using the body’s own healing mechanisms, Ultherapy triggers a tightening and firming effect in the skin that leads to a natural lifting effect. Ultherapy is also the only cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to ensure that the energy is delivered at the best depth.
The Benefits of Ultherapy
Without a single suture or incision, Ultherapy can help you reverse the effects of gravity and tighten sagging, drooping skin. Ultherapy can lift sagging skin on areas like the:
- Under the chin
- On the neck
- And on the chest
There’s no significant downtime or recovery required; after the treatment, you’ll be able to see your skin gradually lift into a younger looking form.
We recommend a consultation to discuss your options. We have several options for skin tightening at Renew- Ultherapy and Profound RF being our most popular. We’ll help you determine which procedure would be best for your lifestyle, goals and current degree of laxity and collagen loss.
The Ultherapy Procedure
Your Ultherapy treatment can be performed right here in our office. The length of your treatment will depend on the area you’re treating and what your individual treatment plan is. Typically, our face and neck procedures take 60-90 minutes to perform, while our chest treatments take around 45 minutes for complete.
The Recovery from Ultherapy
Immediately after their Ultherapy treatment, patients can return to their daily activities or work since there’s no significant downtime or recovery required. Some patients experience some redness or more commonly soreness in the treated areas, but these effects gradually disappear. Bruising in the treatment area can occur, which should be a consideration when planning your treatment schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ultherapy
Typically, the ideal candidate for Ultherapy has mild to moderate skin laxity. Many of these patients have lowered eyebrows, loose skin on the neck, sagging skin under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. If you want to find out if you’re a candidate for Ultherapy, contact Renew MediSpa for a consultation.
Using ultrasound imaging, Ultherapy delivers ultrasound energy deep underneath the skin—all the way to the layer of connective tissue under the skin called the SMAS. That heat energy then triggers the body’s healing response, resulting in the increased production of collagen—a natural process called neocollagenesis. The skin becomes firmer and tighter, and over time the surface of the skin and the deeper layers begin to smooth and lift. Ultherapy doesn’t use any fillers or foreign substances—it just uses your body’s own natural collagen-building mechanisms to lift and tighten the skin.
Ultherapy will address the deeper layers of skin, but it won’t create the same results as a facelift. However, Ultherapy is a great option for patients that want to lift without significant downtime, patients that aren’t ready for surgery, or patients who want to maintain their cosmetic surgery results.
Ultherapy isn’t a laser treatment; it uses sound energy that goes through the surface of the skin to deliver heat deep into the tissues. Ultherapy goes deeper than any other cosmetic device; laser systems’ lasers can’t reach deep enough at optimal temperatures, so they usually only treat skin superficially. Laser systems and Ultherapy are so different that they can actually be used together.
With Ultherapy patients can return to work or their daily activities almost immediately.
As Ultherapy delivers ultrasound energy deep into the skin, patients may feel a warm stinging sensation. Ultherapy typically does not involve any topical or local anesthetic before use. Ultherapy will feel different from person to person, and some areas might feel more sensitive than others.
You might see some immediate improvement after your treatment, but the final results typically energy after 2-3 months as your body gradually rebuilds its collagen stores. Your results will last however long your collagen lasts, which varies depending on age, genetics, and lifestyle. Remember, we have not stopped the aging process, we have simply put back some of what you have lost. You should expect to have maintenance procedures at some point in the future, though it may not be for a year or more.
Most of our patients see significant improvement after one treatment, but some factors like the degree of skin laxity, the skin’s response to the ultrasound energy, the body’s rate of collagen production, and more can affect how many treatments a patient might need.
Ultherapy is cleared by the FDA, and it’s been used safely in over 350,000 treatments worldwide. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy, which has been safely used in the medical field for more than 50 years. In addition, every Ultherapy practitioner at Renew MediSpa has extensive training with the device.
The cost of Ultherapy can range depending on where you’re being treated and the individual practice performing the procedure. Ultherapy treatments are personalized, so to get an accurate quote you should speak to Renew MediSpa.
You don’t need surgery to lift sagging skin–all you need is your body’s healing processes; if you want to turn back the hands of time with no downtime or pain, contact Renew MediSpa now for a consultation.
At Renew MediSpa you have options.
We pride ourselves in providing the very best and latest technology. Our energy-based skin tightening procedures include Pellevé®, Viora, SculpSure laser, TruSculpt 3D, Profound RF and Ultherapy. Which procedure is best for you will be determined by multiple factors including the body region of concern, the degree of laxity, the degree of textural change in the skin, the thickness of the skin, the presence or absence of unwanted fat in the region, your tolerance for downtime, and your budget and personal preferences. Let our experts at Renew MediSpa guide you through this important decision-making process so that you can make the best decision to match your goals and concerns.