What is Ultherapy®?

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June 19, 2016

Ultherapy® is a non-invasive procedure that tightens the skin on the face. It uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of collagen. The therapy session doesn’t take much time, and after repeated sessions, most clients notice improvement that continues for several months. Ultherapy® is recommended for those who suffer from sagging skin, non-set wrinkles and poor skin tone. It tightens the skin noticeably without the need for surgery or abrasive resurfacing. We encourage our clients to find out more about how this revolutionary treatment is a good alternative to the more traditional methods of skin rejuvenation.

How Ultherapy® Works

Our trained specialist can custom-set the controls on the device to deliver the proper amount of ultrasound energy. The energy passes through the dermal layers and concentrates in the layers of supportive tissue. The sound energy is absorbed by the tissue, and the body responds by sending nutrients to the affected area. Over the next few weeks after treatment, collagen production increases.

What the Client Should Expect

A typical treatment session lasts only about an hour. The skin is cleansed and a numbing cream is often applied prior to the use of the ultrasound instrument. The instrument is passed along a small section of skin and the energy bursts – which are quite short in duration – focus the vibration on the layers under the skin.

During the treatment, the sound energy is adjusted multiple times. This allows different layers of tissue to absorb the energy. By the end of the session, the skin, the supporting tissue and the underlying structural tissue have all been subjected to the energy bursts.

After the treatment is completed, normal activities can be resumed at once. There is no downtime, and the patient will not suffer from skin burns or notice any undue swelling.

Advantages of Ultherapy®

We highly recommend this skin tightening procedure because it is completely non-invasive. Unlike laser therapy or skin abrasion techniques, this treatment uses energy that completely bypasses the upper skin layers. Clients will therefore not have to worry about bruising, discolorations or burning of the skin.

Ultherapy® is a popular choice for those who are wary of surgical techniques, such as a facelift or neck lift. However, those who have undergone a facelift or neck lift can also benefit from this type of treatment because it can enhance the person’s appearance even further.

There is no required activity or skin care regimen before or after treatment. This is important for those who maintain a busy schedule. The effects of the treatment are gradual but continue for up to three months after the procedure is performed.

Get Tighter, Smoother Skin

Ultherapy® is a medically approved technique for tightening the skin without the need for surgery. To get all the details about this procedure, make an appointment at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in La Jolla. We also serve the San Diego and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation!

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