Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure that uses ultrasound energy to tighten loose skin on the face, neck, and body. It stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that gives skin its elasticity, to firm and tone the skin from within.
The procedure is performed with a special device that delivers ultrasound energy to targeted depths in the skin. It typically takes 30-90 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. Ultherapy is considered a safe and effective alternative to invasive surgical procedures and is typically performed in an outpatient setting.
This blog discusses skin tightening with Ultherapy in Dubai; a procedure which is suitable for most people looking for younger looking skin.
What Does the Procedure Look Like?
The procedure typically follows these steps:
- Cleansing: The skin is cleansed to remove any oil, lotion, or makeup.
- Numbing the area: A numbing cream may be applied to reduce discomfort during the procedure.
- Marking the sites: The treatment area is marked by the your Specialist to guide the placement of the ultrasound energy during the procedure.
- Applying ultrasound energy: The Ultherapy device is used to deliver ultrasound energy to the treatment area which works by heating the tissue and stimulating collagen production.
- Repeating the process: The procedure is repeated in multiple passes over the treatment area by placing the device against the skin to ensure even coverage.
- Aftercare: Ice packs and anti-inflammatory medications may be recommended to reduce swelling and discomfort after the procedure.
- Follow-up appointment: A follow-up appointment is typically scheduled to assess the results and determine if any additional treatments are needed.
What to Expect?
After skin tightening with Ultherapy, you can expect the following temporary signs:
- Swelling: Swelling is a common side effect and may last for a few days, however, it goes away on its own.
- Bruising: Bruising is also a possibility, especially in areas with thin skin.
- Tenderness: The treatment area may feel tender or sore for some time.
- Tightening: Over time, the skin will gradually tighten as the collagen production is stimulated.
- Improved texture: The skin will assume a smoother and tighter appearance with improved texture.
- Reduced wrinkles: Wrinkles and fine are reduced as the skin tightens and becomes more elastic.
It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your Practitioner and to avoid exposure to sun or heat for at least a few days after the procedure. Results may vary and multiple treatments may be needed toachieve optimal results.
Recovery from skin tightening with Ultherapy require minimum downtime with most people able to return to normal activities soon after the procedure. Here are some tips that will help you sail through the recovery period.
Avoid heat and sun exposure
It is important to avoid exposure to heat and sun for a few days after the procedure to minimize the risk of swelling and bruising.
Follow aftercare instructions
Follow the aftercare instructions provided by your Specialist which may include using ice packs and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and discomfort.
Avoid strenuous exercise
It is recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for a few days after the procedure.
Over time, the skin will gradually tighten as the collagen production is stimulated, and you may notice a smoother, tighter appearance with improved texture and reduced wrinkles.
Results of Skin Tightening with Ultherapy:
The results of skin tightening with Ultherapy vary depending on several factors, including the individual’s skin type, the severity of sagging or wrinkles, and the number of treatments received. In general, you can expect the following results:
- Tightened skin: The ultrasound energy delivered by the Ultherapy device stimulates collagen production, resulting in tightened skin over time.
- Improved texture: The skin may have a smoother, tighter appearance with improved texture.
- Reduced wrinkles: Fine lines and wrinkles may be reduced as the skin becomes more elastic.
- Lifting of sagging skin: Loose skin, especially in areas such as the brow, jowls, and neck, may be lifted as the skin gets tightened.
- Natural results: The results of Ultherapy are generally considered natural, as they rely on stimulating the body’s own collagen production rather than adding foreign substances to the skin.
It is important to keep in mind that results may vary and multiple treatments may be needed for optimal results. Additionally, it is best to maintain healthy skin care habits, such as using sun protection and avoiding excessive sun exposure, to preserve the results of the procedure.
If you are interested in knowing more about Ultherapy in Dubai, feel free to contact the Al Shunnar patient care team. Our coordinators will readily schedule a personal consultation session for you with one of our Certified Practitioners.