What is Ultherapy?
One of the main causes of aging is a decrease in your body’s collagen production. Collagen is integral to making sure your skin stays healthy, plump, and supported. Without sustained collagen production, your skin can begin to sag and become loose with age.
Although plastic surgery has always been the gold standard in anti-aging and tightening loose skin, the cosmetic industry offers more options than ever for tightening skin without the need for incisions or downtime. Ultherapy® is one skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound energy to gently generate heat, tightening the underlying collagen matrix and stimulating new protein production.
With a quick, easy, and non-invasive treatment plan, Ultherapy can achieve mild skin tightening that can last a year or more. There’s no pain, no downtime, and no risks that come with surgery. The result is a lifted, more youthful look so you feel like your most confident self yet.
What are My Treatment Options?
Ultherapy can be used to lift and tighten areas of the face and neck, including:
- Turkey Neck
- Double Chin
- Upper Chest
Results and Recovery
There’s no downtime required after Ultherapy, meaning you can return to your regular schedule right away. Most patients need only 1 treatment with Ultherapy, although you may benefit from additional treatments based on your customized treatment package. It’s recommended to undergo touch-up treatments every year to maintain your results and continually stimulate slowed collagen production. You may notice some redness after your treatment, but this goes away quickly. In 3-6 months, you’ll see a drastic improvement in your skin’s tone, laxity, and overall youthfulness. Seattle Skin and Laser also treats patients from Mercer Island and the Issaquah area.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ultherapy
What should I avoid after Ultherapy?
Avoid using anti-inflammatory medications since these can interfere with the collagen response after treatment.
How soon do you see results from Ultherapy?
This can depend on your unique treatment plan. You may see results as soon as 6 weeks with certain treatment areas, but your final results may take up to 6 months.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
Patients who can benefit most from Ultherapy are those with mild skin laxity and the beginning signs of aging. Specifically, loose skin under the chin and in the brow area can respond well to Ultherapy. If you have more severe skin laxity, our team can recommend whether you may need to explore other options.
How long does Ultherapy last?
Depending on your unique skincare regimen and other factors, Ultherapy can last about 1 year. The best way to maintain your results is to focus on stimulating collagen, and our team can recommend other collagen induction treatments like microneedling for best results.
What are the side effects of Ultherapy?
You may experience some minor swelling, redness, and numbness after your procedure. However, these sensations are short term and usually resolve quickly.
Does Ultherapy hurt?
Ultherapy is not painful for most patients. Rather, you’ll feel a warming sensation generated by the ultrasound energy treating the deep layers of the skin. For comfort, we can supply a topical numbing cream before your treatment session.
How long does it take to recover from Ultherapy?
There is no downtime so you can return to your normal routine immediately after receiving Ultherapy.
What does your face look like after Ultherapy?
You may see some redness and swelling after your treatment but after a short time, you will see the results of a youthful, lifted appearance.
Is Ultherapy good for jowls?
Yes! Ultherapy is effective at tightening the jowls and reducing the sagging appearance.
What is the ideal age for ultherapy?
You can receive Ultherapy at any age but most people starts in their 30s-40s as the first signs of aging appear.
Does ultherapy work well under the eyes?
Yes! Ultherapy effectively reduces the appearance of dark circles.w
What should I do to prepare for my ultherapy appointment?
To prepare for your appointment, remove all makeup and skin care products on the area you will be treating.
How long does the ultherapy treatment take?
Ultherapy is a quick treatment that usually takes about 30-60 minutes.
Does Ultherapy work on crows feet?
Yes! By tightening the skin and stimulating collagen production, Ultherapy can reduce the appearance of those fine lines around the eyes.
What should I do after ultherapy?
After Ultherapy, you can return to your normal routine. The only thing to take note of is that you may be slightly swollen initially after your procedure so you may want to avoid heat and strenuous activities, since this can increase blood flow and contribute to the swelling.
Can I wear makeup after ultherapy treatment?
Yes, you can wear makeup after your treatment but apply it gently and carefully around the treated area.