Ultherapy May be the Nonsurgical Facelift You’ve Been Waiting For

Facelift surgery has improved considerably over years of practice and refinement. Still, many people prefer to manage the signs of aging without surgery. Whether you are of the mindset that surgery will never be right for you or you want to postpone the idea of a surgical facelift for as long as possible, we may have the ideal solution for you: Ultherapy.

Ultherapy Non-Invasive Tissue Tightening

Youthful skin is all about one thing: chemicals. Not the chemicals that we put on the skin, like retinol; chemicals that the body makes naturally. Those that are crucial to the skin are collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Once we reach adulthood, the body slows the production of these vital chemicals nearly to a screeching halt. This is why, by age thirty, most people are starting to notice frown lines, crow’s feet, or laugh lines. By age forty, many people are seeing a little bit of sagging along the jawline or across the mid-face, seen as deepening creases around the nose and mouth. The purpose of Ultherapy is to stimulate cellular activity so more of these chemicals are produced.

Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared ultrasound device that triggers a natural healing response. Ultrasound has historically been used in a diagnostic manner, helping doctors observe internal organs and tissues without having to perform surgery. The technology is also used in sports medicine and physical medicine to help repair soft tissue injuries. In the aesthetic world, ultrasound works by instigating a wound-healing response without actually causing a wound.

During an Ultherapy treatment, high-frequency sound waves are delivered to different areas of tissue, including the muscle layer, the dermis, and the epidermis. The varying depths of delivery provoke tissue regeneration in all layers involved in the aging process. This is why it is said that Ultherapy can make you look up to ten years younger.

Facial Rejuvenation with Minimal Downtime

If you’ve never had Ultherapy, you may want to schedule your appointment at a time when you can go home and engage in few, if any, social or professional activities for a day or two. Generally, there is no downtime needed after Ultherapy. However, some people develop redness and swelling that is noticeable enough for them to want to stay in for a short time. If you don’t develop cosmetic side effects, you can immediately resume your normal activities without restrictions.

The side effects that may occur after Ultherapy are related to the absorption of ultrasound energy and its transference to heat. During treatment, the device applicator is placed against the skin, which has been coated with a gel that is similar to what is used during ultrasound imaging tests. Initially, the applicator showed us where to deliver energy. The device is adjusted to target appropriate areas and the applicator is then moved across the skin to deliver sound waves. The absorption of energy can feel like heat, tingling, or, around the jawline, a bad toothache. The procedure takes about 90 minutes.

Learn more about Ultherapy as your option for a nonsurgical facelift. Call 713.271.9000 to schedule a visit to our Sugar Land or Houston office.

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