Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure as well as a non-surgical alternative to a traditional facelift. It addresses the signs of aging such as sagging skin, wrinkles on the face, neck, chest and drooping of the brow area. Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared technology which stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin thereby creating a more youthful look.
How Ultherapy works
Ultherapy works by targeting the areas beneath the skin with focused ultrasound energy. This is done using the correct temperature to help in collagen regeneration. The heat energy from the applicator targets different depths which in turn affects layers of the muscles, skin and superficial wrinkles. The main aim is to stimulate collagen production (which tappers off as you get older) and elastic tissue through ultrasound energy. This results in less sagging, firmer skin with fewer wrinkles thus, giving skin a more youthful look and feel.
Ideal Candidate for Ultherapy
The ideal candidate for Ultherapy, just like for other procedures, should be in good health and have realistic expectations. The treatment works best for people for are just starting to show the signs of aging, such as more loose or relaxed skin at the neck, jawline or brow. These are individuals who are in their 30s or 40s. Depending on the degree of your skin laxity, it can work for you even if you are I your 50s or 60s.
Benefits of Ultherapy
- It is non-invasive. It provides significant improvement in sagging skin without the side effects of anesthesia or unforeseen complications associated with invasive procedures.
- No downtime. Patients can get back to their normal schedule immediately after the treatment.
- It can be customized. The use of ultrasound energy during the procedure means that the heat can be delivered to precise locations which are in most need of improvement.
- Natural-looking results. Since the results do not appear dramatically after the treatment but rather gradually, they tend to be natural-looking.
Ultherapy in Dubai is done on an out-patient basis and lasts between 30 to 90 minutes. No incisions are made or general anesthesia used but local anesthesia can be used to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. The treatment area is cleaned of any oil or residue before the application of an ultrasound gel. The ultherapy device is then placed against the skin on the targeted area and adjusted to the appropriate settings. As the ultrasound is delivered, you might experience quick, intermittent feelings of heat and tingling sensations during the treatment. Ultherapy treatment on the face and neck can take between 60 to 90 minutes compared to the chest which takes just 30 minutes.
Recovery and Results
There is no downtime associated with ultherapy treatment and day to day activities can be resumed immediately after the treatment as well as exercise. Depending on your body’s ability to produce new collagen, you can start seeing the initial results a few days after the treatment. The results continue to improve within the next 3 months and they last as long as the body is producing new collagen or until the aging process starts to process over again. Depending on your skin’s response to the treatment, you can decide if you need additional sessions.
Side effects of ultherapy include swelling, tingling, tenderness on the skin as well as redness but these usually subside within a few hours after the procedure. Pain medication is administered in case of any discomfort during and after the procedure.
Book an appointment for a consultation
Would you like to understand what the best options for a younger, fresher, better-looking you are? Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation, to develop a tailor-made plan for having ultherapy treatment in Dubai. Contact us or Book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.