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Ultherapy: Fact or Fiction?

If you look in the mirror and don’t see the same youthful, glowing skin you once did, you’re not alone. You may also be wondering what you can do about it.

Fortunately, you’re not stuck with either learning to live with sagging skin or getting an invasive surgical facelift. Ultherapy offers non-invasive skin tightening that gives you the look of a facelift without having to go under the scalpel.

Let’s look at some facts – and myths – about ultherapy and how you can decide if ultherapy meets your aesthetic goals.

Ultrasound Waves Can’t Really Tighten the Skin


If you’ve ever had a medical ultrasound, chances are you didn’t feel a thing besides a jelly-covered plastic wand sliding over your skin. This type of ultrasound technology allows medical practitioners to create visual images of structures inside the body.

Ultherapy also uses ultrasound waves. Many people who’ve been through the generally benign process of having any other type of ultrasound may think that ultrasound waves just aren’t powerful enough to tighten the skin as promised.

However, this is completely false. With ultherapy, the ultrasound waves are much closer together and set at a different frequency, which generates heat and stimulates the body’s natural collagen formation process.

Ultherapy Can Be Painful


An Ultherapy treatment does cause discomfort. Every patient has a different level of pain tolerance and describes the treatment from a tingling sensation to electric sensation to moderate discomfort. Most of these patients do well with Ibuprofen and topical numbing cream. There are a minority of patients that are very sensitive and require local anesthetic injections to numb the area in addition to oral anxiety medication.

Ultherapy Results Are Long Lasting


With some types of skincare treatments, results tend to vary and may not last long. Ultherapy is not one of these and has an excellent reputation for long lasting results. A typical treatment will last 2 years. I encourage my patients to do a booster treatment at the one year mark to maintain the tightening effect they achieved. This is better than letting the aging process continue and starting over again.

There’s a Long Healing Period


Since ultherapy is nonsurgical and noninvasive, the healing time tends to be fairly short in duration. There may be some mild swelling after the procedure, but very few of my patients need more than a day or two of downtime.

Usually, Only a Single Treatment Is Necessary


Skincare treatments like neurotoxins and dermal fillers are generally temporary and need to be redone every so often to keep the same results. Ultherapy, on the other hand, typically only requires a single treatment to tighten and lift the facial skin.

You may not see results right away, however, after a couple months, the full effects are noticeable. Ultherapy is an excellent option for individuals who want to improve their appearance gradually, without looking like they’ve had “work done.”

Learn More About the “Nonsurgical Facelift” at the Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa

Ultherapy is just one of many options at the Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa to look and feel younger in your own skin without the need for invasive surgical treatments.

Call today to schedule your skincare consultation with me at 1-201-505-1020.

I’ll work directly with you to help you determine a treatment plan that addresses your aesthetic needs and gives you the results you’re looking for. I love helping my patients feel great about themselves and I can’t wait to meet you.