Ultherapy is an ideal solution for patients who are looking for a fast and non-invasive way to improve the appearance of their neck, chin, and brow. However, many people still don’t know much about the details of this innovative and relatively new procedure. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions about Ultheraphy that we hear each day in our medical spa.
Most people are able to return to their regular activities, including work and exercise, immediately after their Ultherapy treatment. Additionally, most people do not need assistance getting home or back to work after their appointment. Some people may experience redness or mild discomfort, but no special measures are needed after your procedure beyond oral pain medication if necessary.
In order to stimulate the skin and encourage the new production of collagen, Ultherapy delivers pinpoints of energy to specific points under the skin. This can create a variable amount of discomfort in the patient. Although many patients undergo the procedure without any pain medication or sedatives, some prefer to take oral pain medication before or after their therapy.
Ultherapy will show some results immediately, but most patients won’t see the full effect of their procedure for several months as they produce more collagen in the treated areas. How long this additional collagen production lasts varies from person to person and the therapy has not been used long enough to know the exact results for certain. While Ultherapy can set back the clock on aging, the clock does continue to tick.
Ultherapy has considerably fewer side effects and complications when compared to invasive procedures such as facelifts and brow lifts. Still, like any medical procedure, it does involve some possible side effects and a small amount of risk. Side effects may include redness, swelling, tenderness, numbness, or tingling. Complications are rare but include temporary nerve damage or thermal burns. Before any Ultherapy treatment, your doctor will review all risks and side effects in detail.
Ideal candidates for Ultherapy are in good health, would like to improve the appearance of their aging skin, and have reasonable expectations for the procedure. Candidates will have skin that is losing its firmness in key facial areas, including the neck, brow, and chin.
Ultherapy can be an excellent option for both men and women who are searching for an innovative and non-invasive way to look and feel younger. To learn more about Ultherapy, non-surgical facial treatments, and our other medical spa services, please contact us today