The effects of gravity, sun exposure, and time can often cause the skin on the face to become lax and lose its elasticity and lift. For some people, this laxity can cause them to lose confidence. But not everyone is looking for a surgical answer to these age-related concerns. If you want to achieve skin tightening and lift without the facelift, Ultherapy may be a good solution. At Rejuvenate Med Spa, we offer Ultherapy as one of our state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments in Oak Brook, IL.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical, cosmetic treatment that can be used to address laxity in the face, neck, and décolletage. The device uses ultrasound imaging to bypass the surface of the skin and reach deeper layers, causing the skin to tighten and lift over time. This unique technology stands out from other technologies such as radiofrequency energy and lasers because of its ability to target areas under the skin. This makes it ideal for individuals who are looking for a lift rather than complexion treatments.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
One of the primary reasons for sagging skin is the lack of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin work together as the skin’s support structure to help the skin to defy gravity, feel firmer to the touch, and bounce back. When the body ages, it stops making collagen and elastin which can lead to complaints such as sagging, drooping, and wrinkled skin in the face, neck, and chest areas.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound to create a heating effect under the surface of the skin right in the area where collagen and elastin may be lacking. In reaction to the heat, your body will initiate a healing response and send an army of fibroblasts which will produce collagen and elastin in the target area. This production can continue in the months after the treatment, leading to more lifted and younger-looking skin.
Not only can the treatment tighten and lift the skin, but the increased structure in the skin can also help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles as the surface of the skin becomes more supported.
What to Expect Before, During, and After Treatment
Before Your Treatment
Ultherapy is a non surgical face lift that is simple and straightforward for patients. There is no special pre-treatment procedure that you will need to follow. Simply call and set up a consultation to make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment, and then come in for your treatment.
During Your Treatment
Ultherapy is a comfortable and pain-free treatment. It is perfect for individuals who are wary of injections or surgical procedures. During your treatment, we will gently cleanse your skin and then apply an ultrasound gel to the treatment area. The Ultherapy device will be placed against your skin while we monitor the depth of treatment to ensure you get the best results possible. You may experience a tingling sensation along with some heat during the process. We will always check in with you to make sure you are comfortable.
After Your Treatment
Sometimes your skin can have redness for the first few hours after the treatment along with some tingling and slight swelling. These symptoms are typically very mild and should not affect your day so you can plan on getting back to your regular activities right away. Because it is a low-maintenance treatment, you will not need to follow any special care guidelines after the treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ultherapy Treatments
How Soon Can I See Results?
Both the timing of the results and the results themselves can vary from person to person. Most people start to see their full results between 3 and 6 months. During this time, your body will be building more collagen so you can expect the changes to be gradual.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Ultherapy?
Ultherapy can help to lift the cheeks, reduce jowls, lift the area under the chin, provide a smoothing and lifting effect in the neck, and reduce folds and sagging in the décolletage or upper chest area.
How Long Will Results Last?
It is difficult to predict how long results will last for each individual person, but most people see results for at least a year. Many of our patients choose to schedule maintenance appointments each year to keep their face looking lifted and refreshed.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?
If you have laxity in your face, neck, or chest and you want a non surgical face lift or skin tightening in these areas, you may be a good fit for Ultherapy. You may also be a good candidate if you want to promote collagen and elastin production in these areas to help prevent sagging or laxity in the future. You should always speak to your doctor to find out if Ultherapy and other cosmetic treatments are recommended for you.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
While facelift surgery may still be the best option for those who want a more transformative solution to skin laxity and sagging, Ulthera treatments are the solution that many of our patients are looking for. It is a non-invasive, pain-free, no-downtime treatment that can produce a subtle lifting and smoothing effect. When you start to see results from your treatment, you’ll still feel like you, but you’ll look more refreshed.
At Rejuvenate Med Spa, we want to help you find the perfect treatments to help you with your aesthetic goals. We have a patient-centric clinic that always prioritizes your health, safety, and happiness. You can schedule a free consultation with us at any time by calling or by filling out an online form.