Facial aging is the result of the breakdown of collagen and the slackening of elastin in the skin. This essentially means that the skin can no longer hold its original form and therefore moves south and becomes lax.
Although surgery is certainly a way to fix these issues, it’s not the only option, and for many people, it’s not the most realistic. That’s why at Eros Beauty and Wellness, I offer my patients the amazing benefits of Ultherapy, a non-invasive treatment that provides outstanding results.
As a family physician in San Diego, I’m always looking for innovative, non-invasive solutions to help my patients look and feel their absolute best, which is why I immediately gravitated towards Ultherapy. Here are 10 things about Ultherapy that you should know to help determine if it’s the right treatment for you.
1. It’s Not a Facelift
With Ultherapy, there is no surgery involved, and the technology is the most advanced on the market. It uses ultrasound heat to leverage the body’s natural healing process to lift the skin giving a more youthful appearance.
2. It’s FDA- Cleared
In fact, Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved procedure to lift and tighten the skin on the face, neck, eyebrows, and now the chest and décolleté area.
3. Your Body Does the Lifting and Healing
Ultherapy uses your body’s natural healing process to lift and tighten your skin. Ultherapy stimulates the deep structural support layers beneath the surface of the skin and your body’s natural reaction to repair that stimulated area is called neocollegenesis. This is when your body produces fresh new collagen that lifts and tightens the skin. Due to this natural process, the results are spectacularly natural.
4. No Recovery Time
Since Ultherapy is non-surgical the recovery time is immediate. Most people return to normal activity. The procedure can feel hot and zappy. We offer numbing cream and even nerve block to make you more comfortable.
5. Results Occur Over 2 to 3 Months
Ultherapy results can be seen in 2 to 3 months. Some can see changes as early as 6 weeks. Improvements continue for up to 6 months.
6. Ultherapy Does Not Involve a Laser
Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology that bypasses the surface of the skin and penetrates deep within the skin tissues leaving no marks or scars. Ultherapy works to tighten and lift the skin non-invasively, never damaging or disturbing the skin’s surface.
7. It’s Safe for All Skin Types
Because it doesn’t damage the surface of the skin, it’s safe to use on all skin types, colors, and textures.
8. Noticeable Improvements After One Treatment
Results vary for every patient, but for many, just one treatment is needed to see great improvements.
9. No Preparation Required
There is no need to do anything special to prepare for your Ultherapy session. If you would like, I can recommend an over-the-counter or prescribed medication to be taken prior to the treatment to ensure that your experience is as comfortable as possible.
10. Anyone With “Relaxed” or Matured Skin Is a Good Candidate
You may be a candidate for Ultherapy if you are experiencing skin laxity, sagging, or drooping skin, and you would like to restore a tighter, firmer complexion.