UltraLift™ uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin by stimulating collagen in the very deep layer of the facial muscle. There is no downtime, and it is CE certified system designed to actually lift and tighten the skin of the face and neck.
Is it for me?
A good candidate for UltraLift™ is someone with skin around the face and neck that looks and feels less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin signals a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates. There are also those under thirty who use this treatment as a “preventative” measure, as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
While UltraLift™ is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, it may be an option for those not ready for surgery, or for those looking for a less invasive option with zero downtime.
The procedure can take anywhere from two to three hours, depending on how many areas are treated. There is no downtime, but some patients have mentioned minimal bruising and tenderness along the bony areas of the face and neck following treatment.
How is it performed?
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. UltraLift™ uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal affect under the skin. The thermal affect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
What to expect?
Patients have reported experiencing a rejuvenated feeling and appearance following treatment, and most patients have said they feel lighter immediately after. There is no downtime, and makeup can be applied immediately after. Patients are also able to resume their normal skin care regimen following treatment.
While a person’s skin will continue to age no matter what, UltraLift causes the production of collagen over time, so optimal results are most visible three to six months following treatment. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
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