When many residents hear about Ultherapy, they think it’s too good to be true. A non-surgical, non-invasive treatment with no downtime that can tighten up facial and neck skin and improve overall skin tone and texture by stimulating collagen production?! How can it be?
Because of the prevalence of laser treatments for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction, some patients incorrectly assume that Ultherapy, too, is a laser treatment. That is not the case. Ultherapy is an ultrasound-based system that delivers ultrasonic sound waves to the deep layers of your skin, without affecting the top layer of your skin.
Ultherapy differs from laser treatments in a variety of ways, including:
- It targets deep layers of your skin, whereas laser treatment can only reach patients’ surface level of the skin.
- It is FDA-approved to not only improve skin tone and texture but to lift skin, whereas lasers are not.
- Since it doesn’t affect your top layer of skin, there is no downtime and no telltale signs that you’ve had work done. You can get Ultherapy treatment first thing in the morning and be in the office before lunch, with no noticeable signs of your treatment.
Your Ultherapy Experience at Natural Image OC
Women and men who choose to have Ultherapy treatments performed at Natural Image OC will experience the best in care and professionalism. At your initial appointment, you’ll meet with the physician’s assistant who will perform your treatment. During this consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the treatment, and so you are completely knowledgeable about the procedure. We’ll also examine your face and neck to confirm you are a candidate for Ultherapy, as well as take a full medical history. Even though Ultherapy is a quick, outpatient procedure, it’s important that we know your medical history to confirm you won’t have any allergies to the numbing agent your physician’s assistant will apply prior to your treatment session, or to any oral medication you may be prescribed to provide you with optimal comfort during your session.
On the day of your treatment, you’ll arrive at our office makeup-free, ready to get that skin looking tighter and more toned! Your physician’s assistant will apply the numbing agent to your treatment areas and, if you desire, you’ll have the option of taking prescription medication for additional comfort, with the only limitation being that you won’t be able to drive yourself home after your treatment session.
Ultherapy treatments can last between 30 to 90 minutes, depending on how much skin is being targeted. You can expect to see the beginning results of your treatment about 2 to 3 months after your session as your outer layers of skin begin to exfoliate, and your final results about 6 months after your treatment. The makers of Ultherapy themselves acknowledge that there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer as to how long your results will last. It all depends on your unique genetic makeup, how your skin reacts to the treatment, and how much collagen is produced.
Schedule Your Ultherapy Consultation Today.
If you’re ready to lift your face and neck without committing to surgery, then Ultherapy might be the right solution for you. Schedule an initial consultation with us to learn more about this unique treatment option by contacting us at our office.