Aging signs are inevitable and they do occur, you can delay their appearance using certain methods but can’t avoid them. There are certain environmental effects that speed up the aging process and make the aging signs more prominent and deep. These factors may be sun exposure or improper diet and sleep. Whatever the reasons are, fortunately there are now numbers of methods available to fight these signs. Cosmetic procedures are also becoming quite popular for their eradication. Laser skin tightening is quite a popular cosmetic procedure performed for removal of sagginess of facial skin and wrinkles and lines appearing on it. Laser is no doubt an effective treatment for not only wrinkles but a number of other issues also but here we will discuss about a new alternative for laser skin tightening.
Ultherapy is a comparatively new cosmetic treatment that is approved by Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brows. The procedure uses sound energy from ulthera system to lift and tighten the lose skin over time without requiring any downtime or recovery time. It is the non-surgical cosmetic treatment that uses focused sound energy to stimulate the production of new collagen in the skin. Collagen is naturally occurring substance in the skin that gives volume to the skin and keeps it hydrated. With the passage of time, its natural production decreases resulting in appearance of aging signs on the skin. After ultherapy, production of collagen occurs over time.
The procedure for ultherapy treatment is quite an easy and simple. It generally takes nearly an hour and does not require downtime. It is the only procedure that uses ultrasound imaging that allows seeing the tissue layers of the skin and ensures energy is deposited precisely on the targeted area. The collagen is produced over time after the procedure and so the treatment requires a time for results to become more apparent. The treatment is tolerable for most of the patients, however little discomfort may also occur that is minimized using numbing cream and cold packs. Feeling little discomfort during the treatment ensures that collagen production has started.
The procedure does not cause any severe side effects, however there may be slight temporary side effects. Occurrence of redness in the treatment area is the most common side effect that subsides in an hour or so. In addition, slight swelling, tenderness and swelling may also occur. But these side effects are mild and temporary in nature. When it comes to the results of the treatment, the collagen remains fresh even after a year but touch up treatments are required because skin continues aging. The touch up treatments may vary from individual to individual depending on the aging process.
Any person who has moderate skin laxity can be the candidate for the procedure. Ultherapy is not a replacement of surgical facelift but it does improve your skin and is mostly suitable for the people who are in thirties.