Does Ultherapy Work For Skin Tightening in New Jersey
29/09/13 20:40 Filed in: Ultherapy
Ultherapy is an exciting new technology utilizing ultrasound energy to provide for a non-invasive face and neck lift. Prior to Ultherapy, many other treatment modalities such as Titan, Refirme, and Thermage relied on radio frequency and broad band light to tighten skin through collagen stimulation. Limitation of older technologies included a top down approach where heat would be delivered from the top layer of the skin into the lower level of skin to result in contraction and collagen remodeling. The heat resulted in shortening of the collagen fibers resulting in stimulation of collagen and elastin production, two proteins necessary to maintain elasticity of the skin.
Ultherapy works by working in a bottom up fashion. By using different hand pieces the energy can be delivered deep into the skin to cause tightening at the muscular layer and then using more superficial hand-pieces tightening can be accomplished at the more superficial layers.
Ultherapy can be used for improving skin laxity in the face and neck and there is currently research under way demonstrating its use for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and skin laxity in other parts of the body such as abdomen, arms and legs. Ultherapy works by using thermocoagulation on the deeper structures. It allows allows the provider to visualize the precise location the energy is delivered in a similar fashion to having an ultrasound during pregnancy.
Ultherapy in New Jersey NJ can be performed in as little as 45 minutes but can require as much as 2 hours for a full facial and neck treatment. There is no downtime associated with the procedure although minor redness and swelling can result. Results can take up to 3 months to become evident and continue up to 1 year. Results last several years and often times only 1 treatment with Ultherapy is required. Some may benefit from a second treatment in 6 months. Ultherapy is ideal for those starting to notice skin laxity. Severe laxity is unlikely to benefit from Ultherapy and will require surgery.
Cost of the Ultherapy starts at $1000 but can be up to $3500 for a full face treatment. Cost of the Ultherapy can vary depending on the provider but can rise up to $5000. Come in to Ethos Spa today for a complimentary consultation for skin tightening and the revolutionary Ultherapy procedure in New Jersey.