What Is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that involves using ultrasound energy to lift, tone and tighten loose skin under the chin, brow and neck. This procedure also helps the skin produce more collagen. Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, Ultherapy does not disturb the skin’s surface. Ultherapy has been approved by the FDA.

Is Ultherapy Right for Me?

You will most likely be considered a good candidate for this procedure. However, you will need to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon if you are interested in getting this procedure. You should also have realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure. Ultherapy is a very effective procedure, but it cannot slow down the natural process of aging.

Why Should I Opt to Get Ultherapy Instead of A Facelift?

There are a number of reasons that you should opt to get Ultherapy instead of a facelift. It takes anywhere from four to six hours to complete a facelift. However, Ultherapy can be completed within an hour. This procedure is also more affordable than a facelift.

There is no downtime associated with Ultherapy. In fact, you will be able to leave the clinic and return to your normal activities as soon as your procedure has been completed. It takes about a week to recover from a facelift. You will not have to do anything special to prepare for this procedure.

Furthermore, Ultherapy is safer than a facelift. Bleeding, scarring, skin loss and excessive scarring are just a few of the many risks that are associated with getting a traditional facelift. Because Ultherapy is non-invasive, you will not have to worry about suffering any of those complications. It is important to note that some patients experience tingling, swelling and tenderness after getting this procedure, but those problems usually go away within a day or two.

Is Ultherapy A Painful Procedure?

Some patients experience discomfort during Ultherapy, but it is usually not unbearable. The doctor will most likely apply a topical anesthetic to the areas prior to starting this procedure. Additionally, if you do experience discomfort, then it will go away after the treatment has been completed.

How Long Will It Take to See The Results?

Most patients will notice an improvement immediately after they get one treatment. The results of the procedure will continue to improve for the next six months. It is important to note that ultherapy does not deliver permanent results.

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Peter Wendt is a writer/researcher who proudly calls Austin, TX his home. His wife recently visited a dermatologist to learn more about plastic surgery and found AI4PS to be a respected resource on the subject.


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