As we grow older, facial skin and tissue are affected by a lack of collagen, loosening its structure and elasticity. The underlying firm, fresh skin quality we took for granted in our youth is lost, with fine lines, wrinkles, and creases now starting to make an appearance.
Ultrasound has been used safely throughout the medical field for over a half century. Ultherapy is a process that uses ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin by activating the body’s healing power. The advanced technology in the Ultherapy device bypasses the epidermis and dermis to focus energy at three specific layers to stimulate collagen growth in just one treatment.
As the ultrasound transducer is applied, all tissue levels from the skin to the bone are visible on an imaging screen. This transducer can focus 95% of the ultrasonic energy to a point less than a millimeter in diameter. The system then releases thermal energy to targeted points causing to stimulate contraction of collagen fibers to tighten and areas that in the past could only be treated with surgical intervention.
The procedure is painless and does not require the use of anesthetics. This technology can result in a precise and non-surgical facial tissue rejuvenation once only possible with facial surgery, but without the aggressive approach and recovery time.