What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy sounds too good to be true: a procedure that can rid you of your jowls, wobbly chin or sagging cheeks that doesn’t require you to go under the knife. There’s no surgery, no stay in the hospital and nothing touching your skin other than sonic waves and an ultrasound wand. The tools needed sound like something out of Star Trek, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was just the newest crazy fad that celebrities such as Vanessa Williams and Jennifer Aniston have leaped upon in a bid to slow down the inevitable aging process. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
Does It Work?
Simple science states that the ultrasound procedure should work. As sonic waves permeate through the skin and heat up tissue up to half a centimeter below the outer dermis layer, the all-important collagen and elastin are stimulated, tightened and regenerated.
This is why visible results are apparent three months after having the procedure. The noninvasive treatment can be completed in thirty minutes, you don’t have to be wrapped up like a mummy for a week, and you won’t have ghastly bruises to cover up, unlike the more traditional surgical facelift option.
Turning Back The Clock
In an ideal world, we would be able to select a perfectly Instagram filtered image from five years ago and ask a specialist cosmetic surgeon to make us look exactly like we did in the photograph. You loved your face back then and had bags of confidence. However, it’s not that simple. We cannot simply remove all of our lines, wrinkles, sagging jowls, and loose skin.
A surgical facelift attempts to do just this but often results in a very fake look where people can tell that you have been under the knife due to your lack of ability to crack a smile or frown. The constant perplexed expression is one we try to avoid however desperate we are to turn back time.
This is where ultherapy is different. The ultrasound treatment doesn’t remove or disguise any part of your decolletage. It simply enhances what is already there by blasting skin cells with heat, tightening the tissue resulting in a smoother complexion, firmer skin to the touch and a more youthful appearance. The results look completely natural.
When considering any cosmetic procedure whether it’s a facelift, chemical peel or ultherapy, you’ll want to enjoy the results for the longest time possible. So, ultherapy – how long does it last? The honest answer is that it’s hard to give a definitive answer. Different skin types age at different speeds. Remember, ultherapy tightens and enhances but it doesn’t halt the aging process.
The natural results could last up to five years which would mean a minimally invasive top up a few years after your initial treatment. One incredible aspect of ultherapy is the constant technological advancements that are being made. Who knows – in five years time, you may be heading to the clinic for a second round of ultherapy to be told that the results now last a decade or more.
Remember, ultherapy tightens and enhances but it doesn’t halt the aging process. The natural results could last up to five years which would mean a minimally invasive top up a few years after your initial treatment. One incredible aspect of ultherapy is the constant technological advancements that are being made. Who knows – in five years time, you may be heading to the clinic for the second round of ultherapy to be told that the results now last a decade or more.
If you’re keen on a treatment that doesn’t rely on a scalpel, anesthetic or a hospital stay, then it’s worth looking into ultherapy. It’s proven to work, is non-invasive and could see you banish the signs of aging with the swipe of an ultrasound wand.