Ultrasound technology has a wide variety of applications, both medically and cosmetically. Most people are familiar with ultrasound for its use in pregnancy scans and other types of diagnostic scanning including kidney stones. During ultrasound scans, high-frequency sound waves are transmitted into the body using a special device. These sound waves reflect back and are captured to form an image of what is going on within the body. Ultherapy® uses focused ultrasound that is transmitted to a location under the skin. This helps to treat skin that has begun sagging due to the aging process or other factors. It is an increasingly popular technique among those who wish to avoid surgery and the lengthy downtimes, expense, and complications sometimes associated with traditional cosmetic surgery.
How Does Ultherapy® Work?
We use focused ultrasound waves to target the location under the skin affected by sagging and loss of elasticity. This thermal energy stimulates the production of new collagen to lift and tighten skin in the treatment area. It addresses foundational skin layers, including the deeper dermis. The thermal energy used in the treatment causes a tightening of the skin. No alteration of the surface of the skin occurs during this treatment.
What Areas are Treated?
Ultherapy® skin tightening can be used to tighten and lift the jawline, brow, chin, and neck using only one treatment session. It offers some of the benefits of an invasive treatment with no visible downtime and promotes the building of collagen in only one treatment.
Can Ultherapy® Replace a Facelift Procedure?
Although Ultherapy® addresses the deep foundational layer involved in cosmetic surgery, it cannot duplicate the results of a conventional facelift. However, it is still a great alternative, particularly for patients who want to postpone surgery or extend the effects of cosmetic surgery that they have previously undergone.
How is Ultherapy® Different from Laser Procedures?
This treatment uses sound energy, not lasers. Its unique properties allow us to bypass your skin surface to treat depths unmatched by any other non-invasive cosmetic technique. This stimulates collagen production in the foundation of your skin, leading to a significant skin lift over the course of multiple months.
How Does the Procedure Create New Collagen?
The procedure transmits focused ultrasound energy at precise depths under your skin at the correct temperature needed for the regeneration of collagen. Ultherapy® helps to speed up neocollagenesis, your body’s innate collagen formation process. No creams, lotions, serums, or toxins are involved, only ultrasound energy.
To learn more about Ultherapy® and what it can do for you and your skin, book your initial consultation at InVogue Rejuvenation, located in El Paso, TX. Contact our office today to set up your appointment!