*Individual results may vary.
The Ultherapy non-surgical facelift procedure is a safe, non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound technology to counteract the effects of time and gravity on your skin. It uses the body’s own regenerative response – the generation of collagen – to gently and gradually lift skin. The therapy is commonly used on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
Ultherapy non-surgical facelift is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA to lift sagging skin. It is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue best targeted during treatment to give lasting results. On top of that, Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.
Ultherapy uses tried-and-tested ultrasound sound energy, which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin, and allow the treatment of depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic therapy. The ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin, resulting in a lift of skin tissue over approximately 2-3 months.
Lasers however, use light energy to stimulate collagen generation, but this light can’t reach deeper skin layers when operating at the required temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin. In general, the two technologies are used to treat different types of skin issues. Together, they’re actually very compatible, and a powerfully effective treatment for skin beautification.
The ultrasound technology behind Ultherapy is innovative because it builds on a half century old procedure. Ultherapy uses sound waves to reach beneath the skin and stimulate the growth of collagen. Doctors engaging in this technology use the ultrasound imaging capability to see exactly what they’re doing, allowing them to target specific areas. That level of control is one of the things that makes Ultherapy non-surgical facelift so powerful – doctors can see exactly what they’re doing to remove the problem areas. Reaching nearly five millimeters (1/4 inch) below the skin, Ultherapy gets to the fibrous tissue underneath to stimulate collagen production and give patients a younger, healthier looking appearance.
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. A Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center consultant will be able to give you more information after discussing a tailored plan to suit your needs.
After your first treatment, you’ll see some initial changes, but the best results tend to take place over a period of 2-3 months as your body naturally begins to regenerate your collagen. Since the purpose of the treatment is to stimulate your collagen production, just how long results last really depends on your body. Although the treatment produces new collagen on the inside, your natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside.
Is Ultherapy Safe?
The treatment has been used safely in over 250,000 treatments worldwide. Before it’s cosmetic use at facilities like the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center, ultrasound energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years. Every Ultherapy practitioner receives extensive procedural training, so you can feel confident you’re getting the highest level of treatment at Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center
As with any medical procedure, there is a small chance that you may temporarily experience some side effects. The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience swelling, tingling, or tenderness of the skin, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin.
The debate on which among Ulthera vs Thermage is the best skin tightening treatment rages on. Ulthera harnesses the power of ultrasound while Thermage uses radiofrequency technology. While both skin tightening treatments leave one looking younger and glowing, there are some key differences that set them apart.
Ulthera comes out tops in efficacy as it treats multiple layers of tissue below the skin and works deeper for a more natural and longer lasting effect. Ulthera has the additional advantage of causing less pain and discomfort with fewer side effects. Some side effects one might experience with Thermage include skin redness, mild swelling, and bumps but these wear off within hours.
Thermage relies on a cooling spray to cool your skin which heats up during treatment but the more advanced ultrasound technology used in Ulthera targets deeper skin layers without heating up the skin surface.
Both treatments are safe and FDA-approved though it’s not advisable to use Thermage on people over the age of 50 or on areas with loose muscles or high concentrations of fat. Ulthera makes use of acoustic imaging for accurate targeting. This provides an extra layer of safety as your skin specialist can make real time decisions during treatment.
How does Ultherapy work? The procedure uses ultrasound to tighten skin around the brows, chin, neck, and chest. The procedure harnesses the power of ultrasound to stimulate the fibers in the skin’s foundational layers to regenerate collagen production.
As we grow older, our bodies stop producing collagen. We then start losing the collagen in our bodies when in our 30s. This leads to sagging wrinkled skin.
Ultherapy is ideal for anyone over 30 who sees the onset of sagginess, wrinkles, fine lines, and jowls around the brow, neck, and chest.
The Ultherapy device delivers ultrasound to the skin’s inner layers without harming the top layers. This stimulates the body into a state of collagen regeneration, or neocollagenesis.
Collagen takes 4-10 weeks to grow, and the stimuli works to activate Neocollagenesis for 3 to 6 months. Ultherapy results are visible from the second month, though best results are often experienced between the fourth and sixth months.
Why Ultherapy Natural results Non-invasive No anesthesia Minimal preparation Minimal recovery time High efficacy and satisfaction rates Minimal side effects
Having a facelift can quickly transform your physical appearance from haggard to awesome. A few Ultherapy treatment sessions and your image is wonderfully repaired. But what is Ultherapy and how does it work?
It’s a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure designed to tighten your skin. It’s FDA-approved for the face, neck, chin, and decolletage.
Ultherapy works to stimulate cells in the lower layers of our skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is the main protein in our bodies that holds our skin together. Collagen makes our skin strong, healthy, firm, and elastic. Collagen also works to replace dead skin cells with new ones.
Ultherapy works via a device that focuses Ultrasound waves and delivers thermal energy to the inner layers of our skin. The energy transmitted have no effect on the top skin layer but stimulates cells to produce more collagen in the lower layers.
Ultherapy treatment is delivered in multiple short sessions. Each session typically lasts between 45 minutes and an hour. Initial results are immediately noticeable, though the optimal results will be visible after 4-6 months.
Ultherapy works to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. If you’re experiencing any of those aging signs then you’re probably a good candidate. The procedure works best for patients over 35 years.
Ultherapy is less costly compared to surgery. It also doesn’t require bed rest or prolonged recovery periods. The treatment sessions are short and you can immediately get back to your normal schedule.
Unlike Ultherapy, lasers require healing time. Neurotoxins are good for banding, but show poor results in treating sagging skin. Radiofrequency doesn’t penetrate deeper skin layers.
Ultherapy works to focus ultrasound waves and deliver thermal energy to inner layers of our skin. This stimulates the cells to produce more collagen. Collagen strengthen and tightens skin. Ultherapy results are noticeable after the first session, but the best results will be visible after 4-6 months.
At Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center, our primary goal as a premier wellness center and anti-aging medical spa, is to rebalance and rejuvenate your body, and allow you to feel in control again. BHRC makes use of the latest advancements in medical knowledge and technology to make that happen. For over 10 years, we’ve led the pack when it comes to cutting edge technologies, pioneering a proprietary hormone optimization therapy program, as well as offering a high level of service to the wellness and aesthetics industries.
Among the treatments offered to BHRC clients are Neocutis bio serums, a suite of InMode body contouring technologies, BodyFX fat and cellulite removal, regenerative cell therapy, Ultherapy non-surgical facelift, NeoGraft hair restoration, CVAC hypobaric chamber, BHRT, HydraFacial, Botox Cosmetic dermal fillers, medical grade peels, Vanquish ME, and many more.