Everything You Need to Know About Ultherapy

  • Posted on: Nov 22 2021
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Even with a well-balanced lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise, the ageing process continues. As you age, your skin’s collagen breaks down, resulting in a loss of strength and elasticity in your skin. Luckily, Ultherapy is the go-to treatment to firm facial skin. Through non-invasive ultrasound therapy, Ultherapy can lift the jawline, neck, chin and brow; and improve lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. 

And the best part? This treatment can tighten the stubborn area underneath the chin and improve lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. Here is everything you should know about Ultherapy: 

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved and non-invasive treatment that uses safe ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally. The technology uses highly intensive micro ultrasound energy which heats deep into the tissue at precise depths of the treated area, delivering a collagen boosting treatment. The machine being used allows for superficial, medium and deep penetration, giving the clinician the best view into the layers of tissue they are treating. This allows the clinician to ensure the treatment is delivered to the area of the skin that needs it most. Ultherapy will cause the tissues to contract and tighten, resulting in a firming, wrinkle-smoothing and contouring effect. 

Can Ultherapy replace surgery?

Ultherapy treats the deep foundational layers of the skin very similarly to plastic surgery; however, it will not duplicate the result of plastic surgery. Ultherapy is a great alternative for those who are unsure or aren’t ready for surgery. 

What should I expect when doing Ultherapy treatment?

The procedure’s duration will depend on which area of the body you’re treating. A face or neck procedure takes approximately 60-90 minutes, while a brow treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. There is no downtime, meaning you can resume your normal activities immediately without having to follow any special post-procedure measures. 

Is Ultherapy painful?

Being a non-surgical treatment means there is no cutting involved. Any pain associated with the treatment is all relative and will depend on the patient’s pain tolerance levels. Pain management can be provided for the procedure, and you may experience slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to touch in the area for a couple days post-procedure. Less common side effects include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of the skin. 

When can the results be seen? How long do they last?

Some patients see results quickly, sometimes even immediately. Since Ultherapy triggers the creation of new collagen by inflicting thermal injury, the collagen rebuilds itself and continues to grow for approximately 2-3 months and then plateaus. As a result, most patients will see the best results in 2-3 months post-procedure. 

Most patients will only need one treatment and depending on a person’s age and their response to the ultherapy treatment, results can last for a year. 

We’re offering all our patients a Neocutis bundle valued over $300 when purchasing a full face ultherapy treatment. If you’re considering Ultherapy, book your consultation at MunkMD today.


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