According to Merz Aesthetics, “Ultherapy uses time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime.” It’s a “non-invasive procedure [that can] lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow.” Ultherapy is can also “improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage!”
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Treatment times vary according to the treatment area. Namely, a session for the neck or face can take 60 to 90 minutes. However, a session for the chest can take approximately 30 minutes. Notably, though, here is no necessary downtime associated with Ultherapy treatments.
Says Merz Aesthetics, “As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you may feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, stimulating the collagen-building process. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.”
The system is currently marketed worldwide, and over 1 million treatments have been performed. In addition, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years, ultrasound energy can provide evidence of efficacy.
Since the procedure stimulates a person’s own collagen production, how long the results last depends on the individual. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but the individual’s natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside. Future touch-up treatments can help provide more control over the aging process, which varies by individual.
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firm and toned. As we age, collagen breaks down, and the result is a loss of skin strength and elasticity. Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound to generate a thermal effect under the skin. The thermal effect essentially jump-starts a process that produces fresh, new collagen.
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