Do you have bags under your eyes? Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment using ultrasound waves to tighten the skin and is one of the only treatments safe enough to be used under the eyes. The treatment can tighten skin that has become lax and can also reduce and eliminate aging signs. The treatment has numerous benefits and advantages over other surgical and non-surgical treatments. If you have questions about this treatment, contact Nubo Spa in Berkeley, CA for more information.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen production. The treatment device was developed by Merz Aesthetics and has been used in over 1.5 million treatments worldwide. Ultrasound therapy has been FDA cleared to tighten skin without invasive surgery. You can get tight and rejuvenated skin without pain, bleeding, and bruising.
The treatment results are also long-lasting and more effective than treatments that only stimulate collagen on the surface of the skin. Ultrasound therapy uses safe ultrasound waves that are comparable to the waves used in ultrasound scans. The technology has been safely used in medical applications for over 50 years.
How Does It Work?
Ultrasound therapy begins with a consultation from our team at Nubo Spa. We will help you understand what to expect from the treatment and how many sessions you might need to reach your goal. We will also identify any health risks that might prevent you from undergoing treatment. After your consultation, we can plan a treatment session if ultrasound is determined to be safe and beneficial for your skin.
Ultrasound therapy is administered by a trained specialist and utilizes ultrasound scanning to identify the best areas to target to induce collagen. The targeted areas experience an increase in collagen production at various depths in the skin to rebuild and lift the skin. Collagen is a substance naturally found in the skin that keeps your skin healthy and smooth, but as you age, your skin’s collagen production slows. The loss of collagen allows the skin to become lax, forming lines, wrinkles, and creases. The restored collagen from the ultrasound waves tightens the skin and makes it appear healthier and younger.
Your ultrasound therapy session is quick and painless. You will not need any numbing agents or anesthetic, and you will not need to do anything to prepare for your session. After your session, you can quickly return to your normal routine without significant changes. Nubo Spa is physician-owned, and our treatment processes are customized by specialists to ensure you are getting the optimal results. Your ultrasound therapy treatment will be like no other non-surgical skin tightening treatment.
9 Benefits of Ultherapy
Almost Anyone Is an Ideal Candidate
If you are a healthy adult looking to tighten and rejuvenate your skin, you are likely an ideal candidate. Patients of every age, gender, and skin tone can enjoy the benefits of ultrasound therapy. The treatment can reduce signs of aging and skin laxity, and it is also a powerful preventative measure for eliminating signs of aging before they appear. Most patients looking for anti-aging benefits are in their 30s or 40s, but the treatment is also gaining popularity among patients in their 20s looking to prevent aging.
The treatment is safe for most patients but is not recommended if you are suffering from certain conditions. If you have an auto-immune disease, bleeding disorder, or active infection, the treatment is not recommended. It is also not recommended to proceed with the treatment if you are pregnant or nursing.
Safe Enough to Treat Under the Eyes
Ultrasound therapy is safe enough to treat even the most sensitive areas of the body. Unlike many other skin tightening solutions, it can be used to treat the skin around the eyes, under the eyes, and even the eyelids. It is also one of the few treatments that have been cleared by the FDA for skin tightening around the eyes. We can use the treatment to tighten sagging eyelids that are blocking your view and tighten the skin under the eyes that form eye bags. We can tighten the skin on the entire face, reversing the signs of aging. The neck and chest area are also commonly treated to reduce loose skin from aging or weight loss.
The body can also be tightened with ultrasound therapy. We can tighten loose skin on the abdomen, buttocks, underarms, knees, and almost every area where saggy skin can be a problem. Whether you are looking to reduce wrinkles and lines on the body or reduce laxity after weight loss, ultrasound therapy can provide you with tight and smooth skin.
Reduce Aging Signs
Anti-aging is one of the most common reasons patients choose ultrasound therapy. Ultrasound waves work to increase collagen production that has slowed with age, so you can have tight, firm, and smooth skin. The treatment provides powerful age-reversing effects and age prevention effects that will help your skin remain healthy and youthful. Not only will you have fewer wrinkles, lines, and creases, but the treatment works below the skin’s surface, so you will also experience a facelift-like lifting.
You can gain the following anti-aging benefits from ultrasound therapy:
- Eliminate “crow’s feet”
- Reduce frown lines
- Tighten sagging jawline
- Tighten skin laxity in the cheeks
- Reduce “marionette lines”
- Eliminate “smoker’s lines”
- Tighten under-eye bags
- Eliminate forehead creases
- Reduce nasolabial folds
- Tighten drooping and hooded eyelids
Eliminate Skin Laxity
Ultherapy provides skin lifting that is unmatched by other non-surgical treatments. Most alternative non-surgical treatments only restore the skin’s surface by heating the skin. Ultrasound waves penetrate the skin’s surface to lift and replenish the deepest layers of the skin. They also replenish the skin at every level without ablation or damage to the skin’s surface. The treatment serves as a good alternative to tummy tuck procedures or butt-lift procedures. It offers skin tightening benefits to restore loose and saggy skin after childbirth or weight loss.
Typically, one session is all that is needed to reach your desired skin tightness with few patients needing a second session. Each session takes approximately 30 to 90 minutes to complete. A small area of the body can be treated in 30 minutes and full-body treatment or multiple areas of the body can be finished in 60 to 90 minutes. If you need more than one session to achieve your desired skin tightness, the treatment will be scheduled at least four weeks after the first session. This gives your body time to recover and allows each treatment session enough time to provide the maximum benefits.
Fast Sessions With No Downtime
Your treatment session can be finished in as little as 30 minutes, and there is no downtime accompanying the treatment. This means that the treatment can be squeezed in to even the busiest schedules. If you can’t afford to miss work, you can schedule the treatment during a lunch break and return to work immediately. Since most patients only need a single treatment session, you will not need to return numerous times to reach your goal. Your session is performed conveniently from our Berkeley office. Because the treatment uses no laser ablation to tighten the skin, you will not experience redness or tenderness in the treatment area.
After the treatment, you will not need to make any significant changes in your daily routine. You can apply makeup and moisturizer, work out, and resume normal activities without interference. You will not need pain relievers as the treatment causes no pain or lingering discomfort. Protecting your skin from the sun will help you get the best and longest-lasting benefits from the treatment, so it is recommended to wear sun protection or sunscreen.
Gradual, Natural Results
You will not see an unnatural or sudden change in your skin’s texture or tightness. Instead, you will experience gradual changes that become noticeable two to three months after the treatment. This means that the changes maintain a natural look and will not raise any suspicions from your friends and coworkers. Only those who you have told will know you underwent treatment, and most people will only see your youthful appearance.
Some treatment results are too sudden or even restrict the natural movement of your facial expressions. Ultrasound waves stimulate your body’s natural collagen production, so the changes you see are natural. Your results should peak around the sixth month of treatment when you will reach your desired skin tightness. At this point, the collagen production slows to a more normal rate, and you will no longer see improvements: but your skin will remain tight and rejuvenated for months after collagen production peaks.
Unlike other treatments that require monthly or seasonal touch-ups to maintain your healthy and youthful skin, ultrasound therapy results last approximately one year. After one year you may want to return to our spa for a touch-up session to maintain your skin tightness. The collagen will once again be stimulated and improve your skin texture and tightness for another year.
Every patient has slight differences in their skin and collagen production, so your results may last more or less than one year. You can experience the optimal and prolonged results by taking good care of your skin, following a skin-healthy diet, and avoiding sun exposure. We can help you learn more about your skin’s health during our consultation.
No Need for Expensive Surgery
Ultherapy can be an excellent alternative for those who are not ready to undergo surgical skin tightening. If you are not ready to commit the time and money but want long-lasting tight and lifted skin, ultrasound therapy may be the best treatment for you. Surgical facelift and tummy tuck procedures were once the only way to get long-lasting tight skin, but now you can have similar results with non-surgical ultrasound treatment.
Surgical lifting procedures can be costly and time-consuming. You will typically be hospitalized or stay overnight for inpatient care for at least 24 hours after the procedure. This is followed by several days of rest from home and several days of missed work. Ultrasound therapy does not require any downtime for recovery, so you will not need to miss any work. The treatment is also more affordable than surgical procedures, but it is typically not covered by your health insurance provider. Contact Nubo Spa for a customized plan and treatment costs.
Experience the Many Benefits of Ultherapy Today
If you are ready to tighten your skin and eliminate aging signs without surgery, visit Nubo Spa in Berkeley, CA for an initial consultation today. Ultherapy can provide long-term results without the need for multiple treatment sessions and long recovery times. Your skin will naturally become youthful and healthy in one or two quick sessions. Experience lifting results that cannot be matched by other non-surgical skin tightening methods and avoid invasive surgical procedures.