Are you interested in lifting and rejuvenating the skin of your face, neck, chin, or décolletage, but hesitant to undergo an extensive and painful facelift to make these changes? Ultherapy is a great, non-surgical, natural alternative to a facelift that can tone and tighten your skin without downtime.
Located in San Mateo CA, Renew Laser Clinic is dedicated to providing our clients effective, non-surgical aesthetic treatment options in a relaxing office environment. If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation appointment or would just like some more information about the procedures we offer, contact us today.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved procedure to lift and tighten the eyebrow, neck, and chin non-invasively. It has also recently been approved for use on the décolletage. Ultherapy works by harnessing the gentle but effective power of ultrasound energy to trigger the body’s natural process of healing. While the results patients get from Ultherapy aren’t as dramatic as those from a facelift, it’s an excellent alternative for patients that want beautiful results but aren’t ready for the commitment of surgery.
How Does it Work?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate healing in the deepest layers of the skin. This energy can effortlessly and precisely pass through the upper layer of the skin and be directed at these key foundational layers. Because this energy passes entirely through the topmost layers of the skin, the surface of the skin is left completely unharmed.
Once the ultrasound energy reaches these deep layers, it heats the tissue there, causing growth factors like collagen and elastin to coagulate. This coagulation initiates the body’s healing response, rejuvenating and lifting the skin as time passes.
What is Treatment Like?
Ultherapy requires only a single in-office procedure that lasts between 30-90 minutes. The time the process takes varies depending upon the area being treated: the face and neck typically take between 60-90 minutes, and a chest treatment can take as little as 30 minutes. The treatment feels like tiny electrical pricks. Fortunately, any discomfort felt is mild and limited to the treatment time.
One of the biggest benefits of Ultherapy is the lack of downtime associated with it — once you’re done with treatment, you’re really done! This means that you can return to your routine as soon as you leave our office. While some patients do experience swelling, tingling, tenderness, or flushing of the skin after treatment, these side effects usually wear off within a few hours.
While you may be able to see some subtle improvements immediately after your treatment, substantial changes don’t become apparent until 2-3 months after treatment, with improvements continuing through 6 months.