The newest advance in skin tightening is here. Aging, weight loss, sun and smoking, all damage the collagen in the skin. As collagen deteriorates, gravity pulls the skin downward. Ultherapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound to lift and tighten skin.
Ultherapy microfocuses the energy on potentially three layers, the dermis (deep layer of the skin), the fascia (covering of the muscle) or the epidermis creating a heat injury. The body responds by remodeling existing collagen and contracting elastin fibers. As it bypasses the skin surface, there is no downtime, no risk of pigment changes or scarring. Improvement will Start 3-4 months after the treatment but can continue for up to 9 months. Most require only a single treatment, which then lasts for 3-5 years.
Ultherapy is FDA approved for skin tightening of the face, brow, neck and chest. It works best in those with mild skin laxity and is not a replacement for a surgical lift. It is performed in the office and typically takes about one hour. There are no special preparations required before the procedure and no restrictions afterward.