How Ultherapy Achieves Such Gorgeous Results
- Posted on: Dec 30 2018
Modern technology has brought significant change to the field of medicine. In our Houston area offices, many patients are now able to postpone the idea of facial rejuvenation surgery thanks to innovative science. While there is a bit of magic to injectable treatments, there are also significant benefits to be gained with certain energy treatments. Here, we would like to discuss how Ultherapy is helping patients maintain their youthful facial firmness.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a proven energy treatment based on ultrasound waves. The device uses ultrasound imaging and focused soundwaves to provoke a response deep beneath the skin’s surface through which facial tissue is lifted naturally.
How Ultherapy Works
The efficacy of Ultherapy begins with the use of ultrasound imaging. This initial step is performed to determine the precise depth at which the delivery of focused soundwaves will be most effective. Then, two sound waves are pulsed into that depth, where they meet and create friction. This friction transfers into heat in the SMAS (sub-muscular aponeurotic system) as well as two other layers of superficial tissue to reconstruct the foundation of healthy, youthful skin.
By heating the SMAS, Ultherapy affects change in the same layer of tissue that is targeted in a surgical facelift. By heating the low and top dermis layers, this treatment rebuilds the matrix of collagen fibers that firm and smooth the skin. In combination, the effects within these three layers lift the contours of the face and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Is Ultherapy Right for You?
Biology and lifestyle affect us all in a unique way, causing each person to age differently. For mild to moderate age-related concerns, non-surgical tissue lifting and tightening may achieve dramatic results that last a year or more. Ultherapy is commonly known as a one-time treatment, though some patients may want to repeat the process a second time, six months after the first, to address more advanced signs of aging.
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