Ultherapy is a non-invasive way to tighten the many signs of aging
5 August 2018| Last updated on 6 August 2018
Aging of the face is happening on many different levels – the skin starts to get more irregular and wrinkled, more brown spots and broken vessels develop – but that’s not all.
The skin becomes coarser and starts to sag. That is mainly due to the loss of elasticity and collagen content. That is where technologies that involve ultrasound come in. The technology of Microfocused ultrasound with visualization is offered by Ulthera.
The way it works is through inducing small points of thermal injury that will result in the wound-healing response of the tissue – and this will be translated into new collagen production and tightening of the tissue treated.
This works on two layers mainly – the layer that is usually pulled back during a facelift (SMAS) and the deep skin layer (dermis).
What is making this technology so popular is the fact that ALL skin types can be treated with absolutely no risk of injuring the superficial layer of the skin. This means minimal down time, no scars or bruises – one can return to normal day to day activities in about 2-3 days.
Ideally it is recommended to start this earlier on in life – in the mid 30’s – rather than wait until later. During those years tissue heals more easily, and one would be delaying the sagging process rather than treating it at a later age.
There is no age limit for those who want to do Ultherapy – especially for those who never want to resort to the surgical options. Tightening up the area around the jawline is a very appealing procedure nowadays since that is the area that poses more challenges later on in life.