Ultherapy is often referred to as the ‘non-surgical facelift’ for the skin and neck, as it tightens the skin without surgery or downtime. It is an effective facial rejuvenation procedure that delivers long-lasting results. But how does Ultherapy work and is the treatment painful.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that lifts and tightens the skin using ultrasound waves. The ultrasound energy penetrates down to the dermis and the foundation layer that is usually addressed during cosmetic surgery. The focused ultrasound energy stimulates the body’s natural collagen creation process, and this causes the skin to tighten and lift over time.
Are Ultherapy treatments painful
Ultherapy is not a painful procedure and is usually well-tolerated. However, patients may feel a warm sensation during the procedure as the ultrasound energy is being delivered. The warm feeling is usually short-lived and is an indication that the collagen production process has been triggered. Nonetheless, since pain thresholds differ, it is possible that some patients may feel discomfort during Ultherapy. Patients that have a very low pain tolerance may therefore choose to have pain medication to take the edge off (click here to learn more).
Are you a good candidate for Ultherapy
If you are experiencing mild skin laxity on the face and neck, you may be a good candidate for Ultherapy. It is generally recommended for younger people wanting to combat early signs of aging. Ultherapy is not a substitute for a surgical facelift, so individuals that have significant signs of aging will get better results with surgery.
Are you ready to give Ultherapy a try? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater Orange County area South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.socoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (949) 701-4454.