What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy in Iran is a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift. It’s used to counteract signs of aging like skin sagging and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest as well as drooping of the brow area.
Ultherapy uses therapeutic ultrasound to inflict thermal injury up to 4.5 millimeters deep in the skin of the face, neck, and décolleté to stimulate collagen production, which tapers off as you get older. If your skin is sagging, this "resets the clock without surgery. Increased collagen causes the skin to tighten, plump, and lift itself back to elasticity levels from some era in your past.
Ultherapy uses the science and proteins locked inside your skin to naturally lift and tighten your target areas. Entirely non-surgical and non-invasive, Ultherapy uses ultrasound waves to stimulate the body’s natural repair and rejuvenation process deep within the layers of the skin called neocollagenesis. Its use of ultrasound waves allows us to identify different layers of the skin in detail, so we can be sure we’re targeting the same areas that surgeons typically treat.
Put simply, Ultherapy in Iran is a treatment which uses ultrasound energy to stimulate both collagen and elastin production in the skin, resulting in a gradual lift over 2-3 months and lasting for around a year. As a completely unique treatment to transform, it is the only aesthetic procedure that uses micro-focused ultrasound imaging and visualisation to target the deep structural layers of the skin without disrupting the skin’s surface.
We are able to pinpoint areas of treatment deep in the tissue using focused ultrasound energy that creates micro-injuries, resulting in collagen stimulation and tightening of the skin. We can target up to 3 different layers of tissue for maximal tightening without any surgery. We can even target the SMAS (Superficial muscular aponeurotic system). This is the same layer that a plastic surgeon will cut, pull back and sue to create deep tightening. The deep dermis and superficial dermis is treated as well, to firm and smooth the skin allowing for tightening and an increase in blood flow for improved skin health.
Those who are experiencing loose, sagging, or folding skin and want to tighten or firm it will benefit from Ultherapy. Common traits associated with ageing skin, sun damage, or lost skin elasticity are good indicators that Ultherapy could deliver great results for you. A lowered eyebrow line, sagging skin of the eyelids, or the appearance of jowls are common complaints that indicate you might be a good candidate to receive this advanced treatment.
Typical Ultherapy customers range in age from 30s- 60s, but those who are older or younger may also be candidates. This is because your suitability for the treatment is not determined by age, but rather by skin quality. The ideal candidate for Ultherapy has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm.
Preparation for the procedure is minimal. Regular eating, drinking, exercise, and work routines can be maintained before and immediately after the procedure.
You should remove makeup and other skin care products from the target area prior to treatment. If instructed by your provider, you may take pain-reducing or anti-inflammatory medication before the procedure begins. If these medications affect your ability to drive, plan to be picked up from the office after the treatment.
Your provider, usually a physician or laser technician, will clean the areas they plan to work on of any oil or residue and apply an ultrasound gel. The Ultherapy device is placed against the skin, and your provider will use an ultrasound viewer to adjust the device to the appropriate settings. Ultrasound energy is then delivered to the targeted areas. You might experience quick, intermittent feelings of heat and tingling during treatment. Pain medication can be administered to address any discomfort. At the end of the procedure, the applicator is removed.
A single procedure can last up to 90 minutes, depending on the treatment. Ultherapy treatment on the chest takes about 30 minutes compared to the face and neck areas which can take 60 to 90 minutes.
It’s used most commonly on the face, neck, and chest. Other target areas include:
. Under the chin
. Décolletage (chest area)
Custom treatment plans should be discussed during your consultation with an Ultherapy provide.
Sensations of heat and tingling typically subside soon after the procedure.
The treated skin areas can sometimes become flushed or red in the hours after the procedure, and short-term sensations including tingling, swelling, and tenderness may occur. On rare occasions, there may be some bruising or numbness, but these typically go away within a few days of the procedure.
There is usually no downtime associated with Ultherapy. Regular activities such as work, exercise, or socializing can be resumed immediately after treatment.
You can start noticing the first results of Ultherapy within a few days, depending on your body’s ability to produce new collagen. Improvement typically continues for up to three months. The results will last as long as your body continues to produce new collagen and until the natural aging process takes over again. Based on your skin’s response to Ultherapy, you can decide if additional sessions are necessary.
The cost of Ultherapy is determined by several factors:
. The area or areas being treated
. The number of sessions completed
. Your geographic location
Since the exact cost can be different in each individual case, contacting an Ultherapy provider in your area might give you a better idea about the ultimate cost.
Most women need just one treatment, but the effectiveness of your treatment will be based on a number of different factors. This can include the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to the treatment and your individual collagen-building process. You may benefit from additional treatments and because the skin continues to age, future touch-ups can help to retain the results of your treatment and a youthful look.
You may see some initial lift, but the ultimate results will take place over 2–3 months, as the growth of new collagen and elastin replaces old tissue targeted by the treatment. A single Ultherapy treatment can give a lasting effect for over a year and in a consultation, your practitioner will advise on the likely outcomes that you can expect for you.
Ultherapy will not duplicate the results of a facelift but is a great option if you don’t want surgery and would prefer a non-invasive treatment with no downtime in recovery. The procedure is CE- certified for non-surgical lifting of the skin on the upper and lower face, neck and décolletage.
. Nonsurgical ultrasound technology used to kick-start collagen production and tighten skin.
. Uses focused pulsing heat energy to lift and tighten skin on the face, neck, and chest.
. Should improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles
. Procedure lasts between 30 and 90 minutes
. No incisions or general anesthesia are needed
. Minimal preparation
. Minimal to no recovery time in most cases