At Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH, we proudly offer several aesthetic services to help our clients boost their self-esteem and care for the health of their skin. Today, we’re talking about one of our most popular aesthetic services. Read on to discover everything you need to know about Ultherapy, including how often you should receive this treatment.
How Often Should I Get Ultherapy?
The results of Ultherapy can last up to two years depending on several factors, including whether you smoke, whether you expose yourself to UV rays too often, your age, your nutrition, and the health of your collagen. But just because you may still see results two years from now doesn’t mean you should only receive this treatment every other year.
We strongly recommend that our clients receive Ultherapy once a year as part of their regular skincare routine to keep results consistent. That’s because this revolutionary non-surgical facelift encourages your body to produce new, healthy collagen, and this takes between several weeks and several months. If you wait until you are no longer satisfied with the results, you’ll go six months showing your true age.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Almost all of our clients find that they only need one treatment to achieve their ideal aesthetic. However, people with significant collagen loss find that they need two treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve their desired aesthetic initially. After this, they only need annual maintenance treatments to maintain their desired results.
How Does Treatment Work?
This treatment works by targeting three layers of your facial structure at different depths, depending on your facial structure and aesthetic goals. The heat from the ultrasound energy targets your muscle tissue, deep skin tissue, and superficial skin tissue.
The heat from this ultrasound energy stimulates your body’s production of collagen and elastin. The result is tight, smooth skin that looks five years younger than it did before treatment.
How Should I Prepare for Treatment?
Because this treatment is non-invasive, there is little preparation required in advance of your treatment session. You may eat, drink, work out, and work as you usually would before treatment.
We encourage clients to come in without makeup or other skincare products. We will sanitize the treatment area with alcohol before treatment starts. You are free to take NSAIDs before treatment. If you’re worried about discomfort, let us know during your initial consultation. We’ll provide you with a local anesthetic so you don’t feel anything during treatment.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Depending on the size of the area or areas being treated, you can expect this “facelift” to take between 30 minutes and two hours. Treating the chest usually takes around half an hour. Treating the face and neck can take anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes.
Unlike a traditional facelift, there is no pain or discomfort associated with this treatment. Rather, it feels akin to a hot stone massage. Clients report that they feel relaxed and rejuvenated after treatment.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
One of the most significant benefits associated with this treatment is there is no downtime or recovery period associated with treatment. All work, exercise and leisure activities may be resumed immediately after treatment with no restrictions.
Within 72 hours of treatment, you will start to see the results. Depending on your body’s production rate of collagen, you may see your final results anywhere from two to three months after treatment. However, we strongly encourage our clients to come in for a follow-up appointment or schedule a virtual consultation to see if they need a second treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
During your initial consultation, we will review your medical history, bone and muscle structure, and aesthetic goals to determine if this is the right anti-aging treatment for you. In general, you are a good candidate for this treatment if you are bothered by a lack of volume and skin elasticity in the chest, neck, or face.
Most of our clients are at least 30 years of age. It is not until 30 that your body’s production rate of collagen and elastin slows. However, some of our clients are as young as 25. Some of them want to get ahead of the game. Others have skin laxity due to weight loss, extensive sun damage, smoking, or other factors.
What Other Aesthetic Services Can Help Me Enhance My Appearance?
BOTOX is an FDA-approved neuromodulator featuring the active ingredient Botulinum toxin A. This anti-aging treatment is the perfect complement to Ultherapy because it erases wrinkles caused by hyperactivity. It is most often used to treat smile lines, frown lines, laugh lines, and crow’s feet. However, it can also serve as a non-invasive brow lift.
The best candidate for Botox is one who wishes to shave years off of his or her face without committing to an invasive cosmetic procedure. This revolutionary treatment only takes around 10 minutes to complete. You will start to see results within 24 to 72 hours of treatment. Depending on your lifestyle, the results may remain for three to six months.
Discover How to Achieve Your Ideal Aesthetic Today
Do you think you could benefit from Ultherapy? Would you like to learn more about this revolutionary skincare treatment? If so, contact us today at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH to schedule your consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your ideal aesthetic.