Ultherapy: HIFU Skin Tightening Treatment
The A to Z of Ultherapy
Modern medicine and science has made such a lot of progress in the past few years that it has actually become possible to defy time and look younger than what you would traditionally look at a certain age. Ultherapy is one of the latest methods in the world of skincare and is fast becoming a popular choice with people, all over the world.
What is Ultherapy?
Imagine a high intensity focused ultrasound being directed on your skin, and it working its magic underneath all the layers to ensure that you have skin that is firmer, more elastic and having a more even tone. Approved by the FDA, this is a non-invasive facelift, which will ensure that you have skin that you had in your late teens and early twenties. Initially, the treatment was being used only for the face, but now the same procedure can also be used to improve your décolletage. This means that from your forehead to your chest, you can now look younger.
The ulthera skin tightening treatment has been designed in such a manner that not only will it tighten your skin, it will also stimulate the collagen production within the skin, ensuring that your skin looks firmer and younger. The treatment is available at our clinic.
How Ultherapy Works?
The ultherapy procedure is non-invasive and involves no cuts or injections – the procedure is done solely with the help of an ultrasound wand. Ultrasound rays will generate energy which will lead to stimulation of collagen, renewing your skin.
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Working theory of the HIFU
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) delivers the heat energy to skin layers and subcutaneous tissue that can stimulate and renew the skin’s collagen and therefore improving the surface and reducing sagging of the skin. This technique can be applied to the face as well as the whole body, and also, it works equally well on every skin tone.
Cost of Ultherapy Procedure
The cost of an Ultherapy treatment can range depends upon the following factors which can make treatment less costly or costly.
Since the treatment is so personalized, to get the most accurate price quote, it is best for you to visit AK Clinics nearby. You can fix your appointment on call and consult with our expert dermatologist.
Right Candidate for Ultherapy
A right candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has relaxed to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin of the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Typically, those who are in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are considered to be the right candidates for ultherapy.
Ultherapy is not a replacement for surgery, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, financially or logistically.
Why Ultherapy & its Benefits?
Ultherapy stimulates the collagen production and provides skin tightening & lifting effects. Think of Ultherapy as a non-surgical face lift – this treatment uses ultrasound energy to rejuvenate your skin. Patients who are undergoing ultherapy can look forward to the following benefits
Side effects of Ultherapy
There are very few side effects which you can face after the ultherapy skin tightening procedure. However, these side effects will not last long and you will feel the new rejuvenated and tightened skin within few days. However, if your treatment is done by an experienced dermatologist, there are minimal chances of any side effects
Once the procedure has been completed, there is bound to be a little redness; in some people, it presents almost as if the skin is looking flushed. This redness will however, disappear in a matter of hours.
Tenderness and SwellingIn certain people there can be a small amount of swelling, tenderness and a tingling sensation. These too are temporary and will not last for more than a few hours.
Temporary BruisingThis is a rare and once again temporary side effect, and is normally seen on a very small section of the skin. If the bruising does not reduce even after 24 hours, you might want to head back to get it checked.
Ultherapy vs. Thermage
While both Ultherapy and Thermage are non-invasive and non-surgical methods of skin toning and tightening, the former is a newer procedure
|Work Action||Ultherapy works from the inside out, ultherapy goes deep into the skin and works its way towards the outer layers of the skin||Thermage tends to work inwards from the outside. Thermage starts to work on the surface of the skin and the heat goes inwards.|
|Radiation Type||Ultrasound waves||Radiofrequency waves|
|Comfort level||No discomfort||Sensation of hot & cold at same time|
|Downtime||No downtime. You can go back to normal routine after the procedure||There is bound to be some discomfort in the hours after the procedure|
|Duration||Ultherapy sessions normally take anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes, but the results will start to become visible almost immediately.||Thermage, the minimum taken is about 45 minutes and in order for you to see the complete results; you will have to wait for a few months.|