Are you longing for tighter, more youthful looking skin? Nubo Spa offers Ulterapy as one of its premier medical anti-aging services.This special treatment is performed only by a medical doctor or a registered nurse. Dr. Shay and Jen are happy to consult with you about the various products and services Team Nubo offers, including Ultherapy. Please read on to this excerpt from the product website to learn about Ultherapy. It explains what it is and how it works. Then just click in the graphic below for an interactive tool to “try on” Ultherapy.
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What is Ultherapy?
Using ultrasound energy, Ultherapy® treatment lifts and tightens skin on the face and neck. Ultherapy treatment works on the deep layers of tissue usually targeted during a facelift or neck lift, but leaves surface skin alone. By heating tissue with sound waves, collagen production increases, resulting in younger-looking skin. According to its manufacturer, Ulthera, Inc., Ultherapy treatment “is the only noninvasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, chin and brow.”
The Ultherapy Procedure
The doctor or nurse cleans the skin and ultrasound gel is applied to the focus area at the start of Ultherapy treatment. The handpiece is placed on the skin, delivering low-level focused heat as it moves over the area. Mild discomfort may be experienced as the heat is delivered beneath the skin. Discomfort levels vary from client to client, and on the area being treated. It takes about 60 to 90 minutes to treat the entire face and neck. Treatment of part of the face or brow usually takes 30 minutes.
Ultherapy treatment is used on mildly to moderately loose or sagging skin on the face and neck. Results, however, vary from client to client, and on the condition and quality of the skin being treated.
Treatment that “lifts” the brow reduces excess skin on the eyelids, making the eyes look more open. Treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin on the neck and under the chin eliminates or reduces a double chin or what is termed as a “turkey-gobbler.”
Although some clients may see immediate improvement, results of treatment are usually apparent within 2 to 3 months, during which old collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. At 6 months, full benefits are attained. Most clients need only one treatment, but those with significant issues may require more. It is possible for results to last up to a year.
Treatment Side Effects
Side effects of Ultherapy treatment are usually minor and temporary, and limited to the treatment area. Side effects include:
- Slight redness
- Slight swelling