For many people there are areas of the body that sag when we get older. Some of these areas include the jawline, area under the chin, and the neck. Luckily, with the advancement of science, you can now change that easily with ultherapy.
This is a non-invasive procedure that aids the firm areas of your skin that are saggy. The machine that is used for this procedure utilizes ultrasound technology, aka, sound-wave energy to work on the muscles of the area due for treatment.
The sound-wave energy will then penetrate, and make your muscles shrink and become smaller. As a result, the area being worked on will look firmer, wrinkle-free, and better contoured. One interesting fact to note about this procedure is that as the muscles shrink, they create very tiny wounds that will contract even more during the healing period.
So, in essence, if you were visiting your med spa for a jaw-line treatment, you will visibly notice that the skin around that area gets much tighter weeks and months following your procedure.
Here are a few things you need to know concerning this procedure.
● Your Body’s Healing Process Encourages A natural Lift
As explained earlier, as the sound-wave energy penetrates the skin, it will cause the muscles to contract. This then forms very tiny wounds that will contract further as they heal. Your body will repair itself by making new collagen and as a result, you get naturally lifted and tighter skin.
● It’s Cleared By The FDA
It is worth it to note that this procedure is currently the only procedure cleared by the FDA to tighten and lift your facial skin, skin on your neck area, and your chest area.
● It Is Not A Facelift
It is a non-invasive procedure. This, therefore, means that unlike facelifts, no surgery is required or used. Instead, ultherapy employs the use of sound-wave technology to contract and shrink and tighten saggy skin. Ultrasound technology is a technology that has withstood the test of time.
● No Time Required For Recovery
When you visit the med spa for your session, you will only need 60-90 minutes for the procedure to be done. Recovery is therefore immediate because as we mentioned earlier, no surgery is required. You might have to ask for help driving back home, but, you can go about your day as you normally would have.
The levels of discomfort may, however, vary from individual to individual and there will be a specialist to attend to you in case of any adverse reactions.
● One Visit is All You Need And No Preparation
The only visit you make to the med spa for this procedure is the 60-90 minute treatment visit. Your body will then determine how long it will take before you need another tightening session.
Before your procedure, you are not required to make any prior preparations for your skin. However, if you feel that you may need any pain management, you should take prescribed medication before the procedure.