What Is Ultherapy?
It is a non-invasive lifting procedure that utilizes micro-focused ultrasound technology. With dozens of clinical studies conducted on it, and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ultherapy is an alternative for those who do not wish to have a surgical facelift.
Ultherapy, which is becoming more and more popular among non-surgical face lift applications that utilize focused ultrasound technology, triggers new collagen production rather than preserving existing collagen.
Ultherapy is applied to the entire face and body with its probes that allow working on the skin at 3 different depths at levels of 1.5, 3 and 4.5 mm. It yields effective results in reducing the fullness of cheeks, correcting the deformed V line of the face, treating the loosening and sagging in the chin and cheeks, treating wrinkles around the eyes and the nasolabial folds.
How Is Ultherapy Carried Out?
Ultherapy focuses on the SMAS layer, which is located above the muscular layer. The ultrasonic imaging system indicates which subdermal layer is being operated on and thus enables dermatologists to work safely in the right layer. At the same time, it enables carrying out the procedure beneath the skin without damaging the skin surface.
During the consultation, the application area is determined and marked by dermatologists. Then, a gel is applied to the area and the procedure begins. During the procedure, thermal damage is achieved on the skin using targeted shots with temperatures of 60-70 degrees. Thus, the process of regeneration and tightening of the skin is initiated.
As the treatment area can be visualized on the digital screen during the procedure, dermatologists are able to work comfortably and directly see the fat layer and any existing fillers.
What Is Ultherapy Used For?
- Facial volume reduction (reducing cheek fullness, transforming a square shaped face into an oval one),
- Restoring the V-shape of the face.
- Tightening the sagging and loosening of the skin around the chin,
- Tightening the sagging and loosening in the jowl and below the chin,
- Tightening sagging cheeks,
- Tightening eyebrow and upper eyelid drooping,
- Smoothing out nasolabial folds,
- Eliminating bags under eyes,
- Smoothing out wrinkles around the eyes and crow’s feet,
- Tightening loose skin folds around the neck,
- Correcting wrinkles and sagging skin on the chest
- Sagging of skin around the hips, arms, and abdomen caused by weight loss.
Who Cannot Get Ultherapy?
- Those with skin cancer,
- Pregnant and breastfeeding individuals,
- Those with light sensitivity,
- Those with active acne.
How Many Sessions Are Recommended?
One session of Ultherapy is usually sufficient. After 6 months, a second session may be recommended by the doctor depending on the results of the procedure.
Is It a Painful Procedure?
It is not a painful procedure. However, a very slight pain may be felt in the deeper tissues during the application. During the application, the skin surface is not affected, the procedure only affects the lower layers of the skin.
Does It Affect Social Life?
Depending on the sensitivity of the skin, there may be some redness after the procedure. However, it resolves within 15 minutes. Social life can easily be resumed.