Skin rejuvenation treatments of today are more effective than ever before, largely because of the advanced technology used to lift, tighten, and resurface the skin. As a result, perfecting your appearance has never been easier. But with so many advanced non-surgical treatments to choose from, how do you know which treatment or treatments are right for you? At Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL we are pleased to offer a new service, Ultherapy
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that works as a great alternative to traditional or mini facelifts. This treatment is ideal for multiple aesthetic concerns on the face, particularly those related to the increased skin laxity associated with aging.
Ultherapy is currently considered one of the gold standards in cosmetic treatments due to its reliability and efficiency, as well as the short downtime after the treatment. If you want a painless and effortless treatment to reverse visible signs of aging, then Ultherapy is your best choice.
How Does It Work?
Ultherapy tightens and lifts the skin by utilizing the power of ultrasound energy. Using a special patented treatment device, Ultherapy generates ultrasound energy, which is directed to targeted treatment areas.
Ultherapy is unique among other skin tightening treatments because the treatment device allows technicians to see all the sub-dermal layers of skin during treatment, which ensures that each problematic area received the exact amount of attention it needs to produce desired results. The goal of this treatment is to heat tissues and stimulate a higher production of collagen within the skin.
Explaining Ultrasound Energy
Ultrasound energy has been a trusted tool in medicine for over 50 years. While you might be familiar with ultrasound technology from medical scans, the application of ultrasound energy to the skin for cosmetic purposes is relatively new. Ultrasound energy generates a certain amount of heat, which can be adjusted to the ideal thermal energy for your body and helps lift and tighten skin.
What Does It Treat?
Ultherapy is generally considered to be a facial skin tightening treatment that rivals the results of traditional surgical facelifts, which ultimately means it is approved to treat skin laxity on various areas of the face, including:
Ultherapy is also approved to treat sagging skin beneath the chin, on the neck, and on the upper chest. Using this treatment on the upper body and neck can produce a more cohesive and younger-looking appearance.
4. How Soon Can You See Results?
The results of this treatment appear gradually over the course of several weeks. The speed at which you see results may depend on your age and the severity of your skin concerns, as well as how you are responding to the treatment. Results can be broken down into two stages: initial results and final results.
The initial results are minor and subtle. Immediately following treatment with Ultherapy, you may notice an initial improvement in the overall appearance of your skin, particularly a blurring of fine lines.
It may take several weeks, sometimes months, for you to enjoy the final results of these treatments. For Ultherapy patients, the final results are usually evident after 3 to 6 months, which is when collagen production reaches a peak, and wrinkles are reduced.
5. Will You Need Multiple Ultherapy Treatments?
Yes and no. Depending on your exact needs and goals, the number of treatments you will need varies from patient to patient. However, if you are using Ultherapy, then your treatment frequency is greatly reduced as Ultherapy generally only requires one or two appointments to achieve optimal results.
How Long Do Results Last?
You can expect to enjoy results from Ultherapy for about 2 years at a time; most patients schedule annual appointments once a year to maintain results.
6. What Is Recovery Like?
There is minimal downtime associated. Recovery from non-invasive and non-surgical treatments is generally shorter than recovering from surgical procedures. For Ultherapy your recovery time will last for about 3 to 4 days; during this time, you will have very few restrictions aside from the post-treatment guidelines we give you.
Your recovery time typically lasts only for as long as your skin is vulnerable from energy exposure. The majority of patients can return to work within 24 hours and can return to all normal daily activities, including vigorous exercise, within 5 to 7 days post-treatment.
The post-treatment guidelines for energy-based treatments such as these are standard. After your appointment, we will give you these instructions to ensure that you achieve optimal results from treatment. The post-treatment guidelines will include:
- Do not use some OTC medications and supplements
- Avoid direct sunlight, excess heat, and excess sweating
- Do not use exfoliants or Retinol products
- Wear sunscreen
- Use products we recommend
- No drinking alcohol
7. How Can You Enhance Ultherapy Results?
Many patients want to know if it’s possible to enhance or prolong the results of these treatments. The simple answer is yes, there are certain things you can do that can help the results of your treatment last for as long as possible. Some things you can do to enhance results include:
Using the right skincare products can help nourish and support the production of collagen in your skin, as well as prevent superficial issues such as enlarged pores and dark spots from forming. We can help you find a medical-grade skincare line that will help prolong results or give you recommendations for OTC skincare for your beauty regimen.
Drinking an adequate amount of water daily helps manage the moisture balance of your skin. When your skin is dehydrated, it is more likely to be thin and dry. Adults should drink at least 48 oz of water a day, or more, to meet the moisture balance their skin requires.
Certain lifestyle habits work in counter to long-lasting results. For example, smoking, eating a diet high in salt and fat, not managing weight, and poor sleep habits can all contribute to premature or visible signs of aging. Leading a healthy lifestyle is the easiest way to prolong the results from these treatments.
8. Can You Combine Ultherapy and Pixel 8 RF Microneedling?
If you are interested in combining these two treatments, please let us know during your consultation. Because Pixel 8 can be used on the body, it is possible to use both treatments to reach your aesthetic goals.
9. Is This Treatment Safe for All Skin Tones?
Yes, these kinds of treatments can be safely used on all skin types and skin tones, including sensitive skin and dark-toned skin.
10. Are You a Good Candidate for Ultherapy ?
Good candidates include any adults who are seeking non-invasive anti-aging treatments as an alternative to surgical treatments, such as facelifts. You are likely a good candidate if you would like to:
- Look younger
- Tighten and lift the skin
- Fix skin imperfections and blemishes
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce scarring
Rejuvenate and Renew With Ultherapy
The advancement of technology has made cosmetic treatments more effective and more easily accessible. For skin tightening and skin resurfacing treatments, nothing beats the long-lasting results of Ultherapy. If this treatment interests you, please contact Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL to schedule your initial consultation today.