Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound waves to tighten skin on the face and neck. It is not a new treatment, but it has recently experienced a surge in popularity as more people come to hear about this non-invasive option for skin rejuvenation. With increased chatter comes a larger percentage of myths and misleading claims, so we’re here to set the record straight of what you can and can’t expect Ultherapy to do.
Ultherapy can help tighten up treated areas, but it cannot melt fat. The Ultherapy device is fine-tuned to deliver energy to precise layers of skin, rather than the deeper tissues where subcutaneous fat is stored. Therefore, there is no evidence of elimination of fat with Ultherapy alone.
There is no evidence that diet influences how effective Ultherapy is or how much it is able to help tighten skin. Dr. Sarraga recommends anyone seeking body contouring, skin tightening, or other non-invasive cosmetic treatments eat a nutritious, balanced diet for the best chance at enjoying long-lasting results from procedures like Ultherapy.
Ultherapy can effectively tighten the skin in some face and neck areas, including under the chin but not necessarily more than other areas of the face. Although Ultherapy is not a substitute for a facelift, since it is more fine-tuned to treat the neck, chest, and even around your eyebrows, but not the cheeks or midface.
Some people have recommended that you avoid sun exposure after Ultherapy because the ultrasound waves will make skin more sensitive. The truth is that you can still tan after Ultherapy, although for the best results and safest behavior, people should generally avoid sun exposure for several days following treatment.
Ultherapy does not cause the skin to feel unusually tight or tighten any superficial veins. Ultrasound treatments can stimulate the production of blood vessels under the skin, but this is a natural process that occurs due to the skin stimulation and increased production of collagen in cells called fibroblasts in your skin.
Ultherapy does not cause permanent damage to facial muscles or weaken facial muscles. Although Ultherapy will tighten skin and stimulate collagen production, this is still a temporary effect that the body recovers from within four to eight weeks. It is important to remember that it is now possible to reverse the effects of aging with Ultherapy by stimulating essential natural processes that keep your face and neck looking youthful.
Stretch marks are caused by the subdermal separation of skin tissue, causing skin in some parts of the body to be thinner and less strong. Ultherapy does target the skin tissues, but not in a way that leads to the elimination of the appearance of stretch marks.
Although Ultherapy is commonly used to tighten skin on the face and neck, it is also possible to use this treatment to tighten skin on your chest as well. It is important that you only use a doctor trained in providing this type of non-surgical procedure without damaging your body.
As you can see, some of the most common ideas about Ultherapy are not true. However, it is important to remember that only a doctor or surgeon like Dr. Andre Sarraga can provide proper advice about the effectiveness of Ultherapy and other skin tightening treatments. Learn more about this fantastic non-invasive procedure and schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or calling our office.
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