How does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound. Ultrasound is also known as the same technology that is used to scan pregnant women. The ultrasound helps guide where to deliver micro points of heat to stimulate collagen, to lift and tighten skin on the face, neck and décolletage. The ultrasound sees beneath the surface of the skin and maps the patient’s skin layers. Using this ultrasound we can focus high thermal energy in a hand-held device in one session lasting up to 90 minutes, with no downtime, no injections and no surgery.
The initial effects are seen within a few days, but then nothing much happens until 2-3 months when the collagen really starts to tighten. The results can last for approximately 18 months. Then the treatment can be topped up.
Ultherapy process explained:
Ultrasound imaging allows us to see each individual’s skin and the energy is delivered exactly where it is needed, to tighten the deep layers of the skin by producing new collagen formation. Collagen is a protein that gives skin its firmness. Ultherapy is now tailored to each patient at three different levels of treatment. We do this treatment without heating of the top layers of the skin, and hence without redness or risk of post-treatment soreness.
During the treatment, the Ultherapy device is set to deliver the focused points of energy to different levels of the skin. The deepest one is used to mimic the surgeon’s face lift. The middle depth layer stimulates the deep dermis. Lastly, the most shallow transducer works in the superficial layers of the skin, providing an immediate lifting effect due to the proteins in those layers contracting.
Ultherapy gives a natural looking and effective result.
Merz Aesthetics is the company behind Ultherapy in the UK. Ultherapy is used on patients aged 30-80. The best results are generally for those aged 40-60, particularly for the laxity around the jaw line, neck and décolletage. It is also used around the eyes to lift the upper outer brow.
At Clinica London, our nurses receive training, education and support from Merz Aesthetics. The initial consultation is done with the oculoplastic surgeon, Miss Jane Olver, and the nurse, together. Then subsequently the patient is booked back in to have the treatment by the nurse.
Ultherapy is never going to completely replace cosmetic surgery. However, it is an excellent solution for those who either cannot have surgery or are reluctant to do so because of downtime. It is often used to maintain the lift effect, as well, of more conventional face lift surgery. This technology helps you look the very best you can.