We have to admit it: We love our phones for the convenience they bring — and for the photo apps that take 10 years off our selfie faces! The apps are so powerful in waving a magician’s wand over our faces, that we wish we could do the same in real life, right? With Ultherapy, that overall uplift and toning is possible.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical, non-invasive, no-downtime skin tightening treatment to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA).
It uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin. Your skin’s response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lifting — or shifting — of the skin back into its more youthful position and form-fitting shape.
Who is it suitable for?
As the signs of age start setting in from our 20s, it is never too early to start maintaining good skin. In our 30s and beyond, bone resorption kicks in, where bone tissue is absorbed by the body. With the bone mass that props up our flesh and skin shrinking, facial drooping sets in. Photo-aging also contributes to the wrinkles, folds, and loose skin that start to show on our faces in the jowls, brow, and undereye areas.
Why is Ultherapy so effective?
Because Ultherapy can be applied with much precision, doctors are able to tighten soft tissue and skin with pin-point accuracy. Ultrasound energy is directed to 1.5mm, 3.0mm, and 4.5mm underneath the skin without disrupting the surface. Hence it can target and treat the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), a layer of fibrous tissue beneath the surface that helps give the face its shape. The body’s regenerative response is then triggered, rejuvenating collagen and resulting in a tighter firmer appearance.