The skin sags when you lose weight because it no longer occupies the space in the body. Even if you lose the excess weight you have been meaning to get rid of, it still doesn’t guarantee that you’ll lose it in specific areas, such as the chin, arms, thigh, or legs, because weight loss is an overall response of the body to stress. It is a common misconception among lifestyle influencers who claim that with the help of specified workouts, they’ll lose fat in that area.
In addition, plenty of factors contribute to skin aging and laxity besides extreme weight loss, but some factors exacerbate this and may make you look older than your actual age. As a result, your body begins to droop, which is why many individuals go for surgical lifts to address this. Luckily, Ultherapy is your answer. Ultherapy is a great way to tighten skin laxity with outcomes that were previously only possible with extensive face surgery.
Ultherapy is a product developed by Ulthera (R) Systems and Merz Solutions using ultrasound technology. For the longest time, ultrasound technology has been used in a wide variety of illnesses, check-ups, therapy, and screening in the medical field. Additionally, it has proven its safety and effectiveness in the above-stated disciplines. With the help of recent technological advancements, many dermatologists and board-certified doctors administer ultrasound technology in cosmetology and aesthetics, one of which is Ultherapy.
It is the combination of Ulthera, the device used for the treatment, and therapy, the procedure. In simple words, Ultherapy is the application of Ulthera as a mode of treatment. Ultherapy is an ultrasound-based therapy created by Ulthera (R) Systems and Merz Solutions. Ultrasound technology has long been employed in the medical industry for a wide range of ailments, check-ups, rehabilitation, and screening. Furthermore, it has demonstrated its safety and efficacy in the aforementioned areas.
Ultherapy works by using Ulthera to trigger the regenerative properties in the body via focused ultrasound energy. The administering doctor will gently pat your facial areas that need lifting. Then, the Ulthera will showcase a specific point in your skin’s innermost layer and transmit the ultrasound waves to it with high precision. Ultherapy targets the SMAS layer of the skin. Then, its thermal energy stimulates the collagen, which helps the skin tighten. Through a face-to-face consultation with our doctor, we always guarantee that you are compatible with our treatments. This procedure allows us to identify whether there are any allergies or illnesses that might interfere with the treatment’s efficacy, considering some treatments are harmful to lactating and breastfeeding women and those with chronic illnesses. Nevertheless, Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that has been authorized by the FDA. Hence, it is allowed and safe to deliver by authorities.
In preparation for the treatment, the doctor advises avoiding consuming alcohol, smoking, and drinking caffeine 24hrs before your session. You must also remove makeup and other skin care products on your face, for it may hinder the treatment’s optimal results. The doctor may advise you to take pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medicine before the operation only if your specialist instructs you to do so because, during the treatment, you may feel a slight burning or intermittent feeling of tingling sensation and heat throughout. If these drugs impair your ability to drive, make arrangements to be picked up from the clinic following treatment.
The treatment may last up to thirty to ninety minutes, depending on the severity of your skin. In addition, we highly advise all patients to use generous amounts of sunscreen throughout the face and neck for optimal sun protection during the healing period. This process allows the skin to work while under protection, allowing it to achieve optimal results. You may also want to re-apply every two hours and avoid harsh products, such as topical acne prescriptions during the healing period, for it may severely influence the healing process. Hence, you may want to opt for a milder cleanser and moisturizer and keep your skincare routine as simple as possible. In addition, you must follow the doctor’s prescribed [and specific] aftercare procedures along with the stated precautions [before the treatment] to help with the healing process and to achieve the desired results.