You would be hard-pressed to find someone who does not want smoother, younger looking skin but most people are reluctant to undergo surgery to achieve it. Luckily there is an amazing procedure called Ultherapy® that fits those needs perfectly.
Ultherapy® is a quick, non-invasive procedure designed to lift, firm and tighten the skin of the face and neck without surgery. It is the first procedure of its kind to use focused ultrasound energy to first visualize and then treat the deep support structures of the skin. Ultherapy® targets the SMAS, or superficial musculoaponeurotic system, the same deep layer of tissue that is addressed with a surgical facelift. By gradually strengthening the skin from within, Ultherapy® is able to lift and tone the skin for a natural, long-lasting result.
It is commonly used on areas of the face and neck to address sagging of the eyelids, brow, cheeks, chin and jaw line. It can also improve marionette lines and folds and a downturned mouth. The whole face may be treated for an overall tighter, more toned appearance, or individual areas may be targeted. This is an ideal solution for individuals with mild to moderate sagging in the face and neck who are not yet ready to undergo more invasive surgical procedures, such as a full facelift or mid face lift.
One of the most attractive aspects of Ultherapy® is that the procedure is completely non-invasive and does not require anesthesia; treatment times average thirty minutes. During treatment, an ultrasound applicator slowly moves over the treatment area, delivering small, controlled amounts of energy to the skin and soft tissue. The ultrasound energy targets the deep layers of tissue, leaving the upper layers intact and unharmed.
What this means for you is that there is little or no recovery time unlike traditional facelifts. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after the procedure. There might be some redness of the skin but it subsides in just a few hours. Ultherapy® is FDA-approved, safe, and poses very few risks or complications.