Advances in skin tightening: ‘An uplift- not a face lift!‘
If that catch-phrase doesn’t already intrigue you, the technology and details of Ultherapy will. Some people aren’t surgery candidates, are too young for surgery, or aren’t ready for surgery, and lasers don’t really tighten your skin – For people looking for skin tightening, lifting, and toning, this may be the perfect procedure for you.
Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound along with the body’s own healing process to tighten skin on the neck, under the chin, and loose skin on the eyebrow.
Ultrasound energy stimulates the deep layers of skin where collagen lives, which are those addressed in a surgical face lift, without disturbing superficial layers of skin. Energy is focused at the perfect depth below the skin provoking the growth and organization of new collagen, gradually lifting the skin back into a more youthful position. A huge plus about this procedure is the lack of down time afterwards. After a 60-90 minute procedure, you can go about your day or even go back to work!
A short term difference may be noticeable right after the procedure- but the process of building new collagen progresses over time. The results will slowly transpire over the course of 2-3 months and some patients say they see results still unfolding after 6 months. Side effects reported include: Redness at the treated area for up to an hour or so, tenderness, swelling, or tingling. It is important to remember that, in general, all of the side effects are mild and very temporary as Ultherapy is a safe procedure. Ultrasound technology has been utilized in the medical field for over 50 years.
While most patients undergo one Ultherapy treatment, some benefit from multiple depending on your body’s response to the ultrasound energy and your skin laxity. Dr. Vallecillos can help determine how many procedures would be ideal to deliver the goals you’d like to reach.
If your skin looks relaxed to the point of looking less firm, for example: sagging skin on the eyebrows, on the neck, or under the chin are some signs of ‘maturing’ skin- Ultherapy could be a very beneficial treatment for you. Ultherapy is the perfect procedure for someone wanting to get a lift without surgery- if you’re not quite ready for surgery because of mental, financial, or logistic reasons.
For more information on Beverly Hills Ultherapy: http://www.drvallecillos.com/ultherapy.php