People who are afraid of having a surgical facelift can opt for Ultherapy. It is a wonderful non-surgical facelift procedure that delivers exceptional results. Unlike facelift surgery, Ultherapy does not require incisions, cutting or stitching. Also, it not only lifts the saggy skin but also responsible for diminishing other aging signs as well. When we age, the collagen levels in our skin start decreasing due to which skin becomes dull, thin and loose. By this top-notch treatment, you can lift, plump or tighten the skin painlessly. It is FDA approved and becoming the first choice of a majority of people because of its brilliant results.
How Ultherapy works?
It uses ultrasound energy to encourage collagen growth. During the process, the skin is exposed to the focused heat energy to tighten the drooping skin. The energy is delivered in the underlying structure of the skin so the results last for several months. The treatment can be done one face, neck, and décolletage. It improves the elasticity of the skin and reduces wrinkles, fine lines, spots, blemishes, and freckles. As a result of the treatment, the patient gets a more youthful and glowing look overall. As compared to all other non-surgical facelift procedures Ultherapy delivers better results. Results are gradual and continue to improve for about 3-4 months after the procedure. The longevity of the outcomes depends upon the patient’s immune system, genes and body’s natural ability to produce collagen. In most cases, one or two sessions are enough to get the desired results.
PROS AND CONS
- Non-invasive nature
While discussing the advantages of Ultherapy, its non-invasive nature is considerable. The treatment provides a significant lift to the face and regenerates new collagen and elastin in the skin without downtime. This aspect of treatment is worthy of time and respect.
- Short and safe procedure
The procedure is short, safe and can be done on all the areas of the face even around the eyes. There will be no pain or discomfort during the process so choose the therapy without giving a second thought. It yields highly effective results without leaving scars behind than makes it better than traditional facelift surgery.
- FDA approved
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical treatment that has been approved by FDA to lift the skin on the face, neck, and chest. It also improves the appearance of wrinkles and spots appearing in these regions.
- Outstanding results
Results are not as effective as facelift surgery but they are better than other non-surgical facelift procedures. They appear gradually but last longer. Fuller effects will be seen after a few months of the treatment so wait calmly to see them.
- Short recovery period
Because it is a non-invasive treatment, therefore, it involves a short recovery time. Most patients take only 3-4 days to fully recover. This recovery period will not affect your life because no restrictions will be imposed on you after the treatment.
- Combats aging signs
When we age or when our skin is exposed to sunlight, collagen concentration in our skin drops which gives rise to different skin problems including wrinkles, fine lines, spots, melasma and more. Ultherapy can help in this regard. It rejuvenates the skin and makes it look smoother, firmer and flawless.
- Just like the pros, it is important to know about the cons of the therapy especially if you are getting it on your face. The biggest downside of the treatment is that the results are not guaranteed, they vary from person to person depending upon the immune system and genes.
- Another biggest con of therapy is its high price. The doctors charge separately for each session so greater the number sessions, the more costly is the treatment. We cannot tell you exactly how many sessions you will need to get the desired results. To some patients, maintenance sessions are also recommended.
Which one to choose: ultherapy or facelift surgery?
Depends. If you have severe skin laxity issues then you should only go for facelift surgery because there is no such non-surgical procedure available that can overcome this degree of sagginess. For mild and moderate skin sagging, ultherapy treatment can help.
Before deciding for Ultherapy, initial consultation with your practitioner is required to discuss all the aspects of the procedure. Ask him in detail about the treatment’s recovery period, benefits, cost, risks, results, etc. and then make a decision. In this consultation session, he will also ask you some questions regarding your health so be prepared for it.