Collagen is the substance in your skin to give you elasticity and firmness. In order to reverse sagging and inspire newer, healthier-looking skin, this material must be cultivated. Many proceedures work to get your body to begin producing and healing damaged collagen. The most common method is to heat up the layers of skin below the surface to the right temperature. Cosmetic surgery is a very effective option, but can be very expensive and have a long recovery time.
Lasers and radiowaves also manage to inspire collagen growth using the same concept, but the non-surgical methods hit a significant hurdle. In order to heat the lower levels of the skin, energy has to be transmitted through the upper layers, meaning some of the energy is lost just getting to the appropriate depth. Once at the right level, collagen is heated up to the point of coagulating. The collagen is not destroyed, but damaged to a degree. Such is miniscule, and does no permanent damage whatsoever. However, this does incite the body’s healing response, and the natural process begins where your skin begins to create newer, stronger collagen.
Ultherapy uses the same idea. That is what makes it as effective as other treatments. Collagen is altered, and your body reacts to the change to heal naturally. As a non-invasive procedure, it does not require you to have surgery, nor will it leave marks. Unlike radiowaves or lasers, Ultherapy uses sound. This new technique allows specialists to focus the soundwaves on a specific point without losing their energy. This means the upper layers of your skin are not affected, but the areas that most treatments focus on still receives the full attention it needs. All the benefit, pinpoint accuracy, no marks or loss of energy.
Ultherapy does not rely upon any foreign material in the body. This means no toxins or needles will be in your skin. Ultherapy bypasses the surface of your skin to focus soundwaves on precisely the layers of skin it needs to stimulate collagen growth. The response from your body is natural and completely safe. Your own regenerative processes produce fresh, new collagen that tightens up your skin and gives a more youthful appearance.
Cosmetic surgery can work wonders, but you have to deal with a few drawbacks. When the body is cut, you run the risk of scars. The healing process works, but takes a significant amount of time as your body heals not only new collagen, but also from the incision. Lasers and radiowaves do not cause that incision, but can have other side effects such as discoloration as the pigment in your skin is altered. Energy lost in the layers of your skin reaching the deeper levels can affect your skin, possibly doing as much cosmetic harm as good. Ultherapy works in different ways and provides similar results.
Some patients see a near-immediate effect, but the real benefit comes along later. Over a period of about 2-3 months, the skin fully heals with the newer collagen, and lifts the skin. Tighter, youthful skin replaces the formerly saggy skin in the affected areas. Typically, Ultherapy is used to tighten skin on the neck, chin, and brow, but can also help with skin on the chest. Ultherapy is not a replacement for cosmetic surgery, but can provide a far less intimidating option for those not ready to go under the knife. Some even have found benefits in Ultherapy after cosmetic surgery to extend the lifespan of the effects.