Ultherapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical ultrasound technology that tightens, strengthens and lifts loose skin using ultrasound technology. Ultherapy is an FDA-approved ultrasound technology that performs a non-invasive facelift. A single treatment naturally strengthens and renews collagen in the skin. Since serious tightening is possible with Ultherapy, patients can achieve a more pleasant jawline, a tighter neck, raised eyebrows and eyelids. The duration of treatment is 30-60 minutes.
Ultheraphy is a groundbreaking alternative for patients who do not want surgery but want a stretching procedure. Ultheraphy is also an excellent option for patients with signs of skin relaxation. Skin relaxation occurs first on the forehead, which causes droopy eyebrows and tired eyes. Cheek and neck slack causes flattened cheeks, nasolabial folds, jowl, bad-looking under the chin and curved mouth. Ultherapy is the most perfect way to get rid of the aging process and these signs of aging.
HOW ULTHERAPHY WORKS
First, a flat applicator is placed on the skin and transmits ultrasound energy focused at a certain depth under the skin to small foci to achieve the desired effect. The energy activates the production of new collagen, which rejuvenates the skin with increased strength and flexibility. Ultheraphy is different from lasers that can treat deep layers under the skin. Ultrasound can pass near the upper layers of the skin to target the platysma and SMAS layers in the neck muscle. These are actually the structures that are tightened in the facelift process. Delivering the right amount of energy at the right depth stretches the SMAS and platysma.
WHO CAN ULTHERAPHY BE APPLIED?
Patients facing any level of skin loosening on the face or neck are suitable candidates for Ultheraphy treatment. Patients with low/low eyebrows, droopy eyelids, and loose skin on the face/neck may benefit from treatment. While patients of all age groups can benefit from Ultheraphy treatment, patients with advanced skin sagging/loosening are advised to consider other options such as a facelift. Many patients choose treatment with Ultheraphy as an alternative to surgery to avoid possible complications and anesthesia.
WHAT SHOULD BE EXPECTED IN ULTHERAPHY TREATMENT?
One of the important benefits of Ultheraphy is that the social life is not adversely affected after the procedure. Patients can return to their daily lives immediately after the treatment. Minor swelling and bruising, tenderness, tingling and numbness may occur, but will subside within a few days. Some of its direct benefits are a firmer and tighter feeling when collagen production begins, as well as strengthening and stretching of the skin. Similar to other renewal treatments based on collagen development, the results show themselves within 2-3 months. In some patients, this development period has been observed to be up to 6 months.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ULTHERAPY
WHAT IS ULTHERA?
Ulthera is an FDA-approved ultrasound energy/technology with the indication of non-surgical facelift. It transmits energy through focused ultrasound to deep tissues to create a stretching and tightening effect. New collagen production provides additional regeneration.
WHICH AREAS IS ULTHERAPY APPLIED TO?
Ultherapy is applied to loose and sagging skin as well as to deeper loose tissues. Ultherapy lifts the eyebrows, which heals/corrects excess skin on the upper lid and provides a healthier fresh look on the upper face. Tightening in the midface corrects nasolabial folds, jowl, wrinkles and jaw line. Treatment in the mouth part (Perioral area) smoothes wrinkles and fine lines. Ultherapy treatment around the neck tightens the neck muscles and skin to correct the neck angle and chin. Finally, the treatment on the upper chest in women corrects the wrinkles in the area and tightens the décolleté area.
ARE THERE ANY PROBLEMS AFTER ULTHERAPY TREATMENT?
After the treatment, no problems are encountered and the patient can continue his normal life. Mild pain may be felt in the treated area for several weeks after treatment.
DOES ULTHERAPY REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE?
Energy-focused methods such as Ultherapy should only be applied by a physician. Experience and special training on advanced Ultherapy techniques are required to get the best results.
IS TREATMENT WITH ULTHERAPY PAIN?
Ultherapy has recently received a software update called ‘Ultherapy Amplify’, which makes the treatment more comfortable. As the level of relief may differ from person to person, we can say that the Ultherapy procedure is bearable. If any discomfort occurs, this delicate situation is temporary. We take the necessary measures to minimize these inconveniences.
WHEN CAN I SEE THE RESULTS OF ULTHERAPY TREATMENT?
The final stretching and tightening process covers a period of 2-3 months. The process is complete when the weak collagens are replaced by new and more flexible ones. If the collagen production process continues, patients will see better results within 6 months of treatment.
IS ULTHERAPY SAFE?
The Ulthera device has been approved by the FDA after its safety has been proven as a result of clinical studies, and over 100,000 treatments have been safely performed worldwide. Ultrasound energy has a proven track record of most experts in medicine.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DOES IT REQUIRE?
The vast majority of patients require a single session; however, some patients may need to receive an additional treatment – a session – depending on the degree of relaxation already present.