Ultherapy is a non-surgical facelift that can assist with skin tightening. Many people are choosing this treatment to bring back a youthful glow to their faces without the invasive effects of surgery. Spa West in Westlake, OH can provide professional Ultherapy treatments. We take pride in our services and aim to leave our clients satisfied. Contact us if you would like to know more about our Ultherapy treatments.
The Purpose of Ultherapy Treatments
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy uses an ultrasound device that is designed especially for skin tightening and non-surgical facelift purposes. Collagen production is stimulated using ultrasound energy. This will cause your face to contract and increase the elasticity of your skin.
This is slightly different from a medical ultrasound that you would have if you were pregnant since it is micro-focused to treat specific areas. The device consists of a handheld piece that is connected to a screen where an image is displayed. The ultrasound energy passes the top layer of your skin and goes directly to the deeper layers of your skin to tighten the area and lift the targeted tissues.
The image that is displayed on the screen allows us to see the deeper layer of your skin and treat the desired area accurately. The ultrasound can also be used on your face, neck, and chest to induce the production of collagen and tighten your skin.
What Areas Can It Be Used On?
The treatment can be used on multiple areas of your body. You can even treat more than one area during a single session. The following areas are eligible for Ultherapy treatments:
Who Can Undergo Ultherapy Treatments?
You may be excited to start your Ultherapy, but it is important to check that you can undergo this treatment. The treatment is perfect for anyone between the ages of 30 and 60 years that would like to restore elasticity in their skin for a youthful appearance. Starting the process while you are young is an ideal way to ease the effects that aging has on your skin.
While this treatment is FDA-approved and considered fairly safe, it is not advised for pregnant women, patients with pre-existing skin conditions, and sun damage. However, before dismissing the idea, consult us since we are healthcare professionals that can give you expert advice. Speak to us before you make up your mind. We can tell you if you are a good candidate for Ultherapy.
What Should You Do Before the Procedure?
Since this is not a surgical procedure, there aren’t many conditions or restrictions, but there are still some things that should be avoided before your Ultherapy treatment. This treatment uses sound waves and thermal energy to stimulate the production of collagen. You will have to steer clear of the following things to ensure the procedure goes smoothly:
- Blood-thinning medication and dietary supplements
- Direct sun exposure for 3-5 days before the session
- Retinol, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid
You will have to reschedule your session if you have a cold sore or skin infection. You can shave the area that will be treated before the session for the best results.
What Happens During the Ultherapy Treatment?
Each Ultherapy session takes between 30 and 90 minutes to do depending on the area that is being treated. We will use the handpiece to have ultrasound waves travel to the deeper layer of your skin to increase collagen production to aid skin tightening.
The procedure is relatively painless. You will experience a warm sensation as the production of collagen is stimulated. We can apply a topical cream to your skin before the treatment to prevent any discomfort you may feel.
What is Recovery Time Like?
We will give you a list of post-treatment instructions that help your skin recover quickly. However, it is important to note that there is no downtime, and you can resume daily activities after the session. Post-treatment instructions should be adhered to at least 5 days after your treatment. Some of the post-treatment instructions are:
- Avoid blood-thinning medication and supplements
- Avoid sun exposure
- Prevent excessive sweating caused by saunas and hot tubs
- Use at least SPF 30 sunscreen to protect your treated skin
- Avoid Retinol, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid
How Long Until I See Results?
Some patients experience immediate results after the treatment. You may see instant improvements in your skin. Your skin can contract instantly as the ultrasound energy passes through it and stimulates collagen to tighten your skin.
It will take some more time for the production of collagen to continue. More noticeable results can be seen 2-3 months after your initial treatment. Your skin will continue to tighten for up to 6 months after your Ultherapy treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Results from a single treatment can last up to a year. Touch-up sessions can be scheduled as required to enhance or boost initial results. Most patients only need one session to achieve their skin results. However, this depends on the condition of your skin and the collagen production after the first treatment.
Get the Best Ultherapy Treatments with Us!
Spa West in Westlake, OH will ensure that you get the best service when you come in for your Ultherapy treatment. We strive to make sure that you are comfortable during the procedure. You are welcome to contact us if you need more details on the treatment.