Published: July 10, 2017
Category: Ultherapy

There’s an alternative facial skin treatment that doesn’t involve the use of chemicals, lasers, plumping fillers or toxins. It’s called Ultherapy®. It’s a revolutionary new skin rejuvenation treatment that uses ultrasound waves to kickstart the regenerative process. We often get asked how sound energy can help smooth the facial skin and create a more youthful appearance.

The answer is in the sound waves themselves. When body tissues are subjected to repeated exposure to sound vibration, it assumes that some sort of injury is occurring. The natural response is to send nutrients to the affected area. While Ultherapy® causes no injury to the body, it stimulates the same response and results in a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, discolorations and even sagging. The skin can be tightened and made suppler without the need for surgery.

How Ultherapy® Works

For many years, medical professionals have understood the effectiveness of ultrasound for creating a virtual image on a monitor. It’s not all that different from sonar. Ultrasound can penetrate deeply below the skin, and the frequency can be adjusted so that the energy is absorbed by certain tissue densities while passing right through others.

Ultherapy® employs this technology to deliver concentrated energy to the subcutaneous tissues, the material that lies directly beneath and supports the skin itself. It is here that new skin tissue is formed, slowly moving upward to eventually become the middle layers and then the epidermis. When healthy skin tissue is created at an accelerated rate, the older, damaged skin is more quickly discarded.

The Procedure

We first consult with the client and note the thickness of the skin, the amount of discoloration, the depth of wrinkles and the amount of fat that lies beneath. This helps us to customize a treatment plan using the proper frequencies and ultrasound energy waves.

The instrument used is a handheld device that looks a bit like a small hairdryer. Our specialist may first apply sonogram gel to the skin and slowly move the instrument along the skin surface. Each ultrasound blast lasts only a few milliseconds, and the client feels a powerful push but no actual discomfort.

The energy is absorbed by the subdermal tissues. This causes an immediate reaction by the body to send nutrients to the affected areas. Although the treatment is completed in just an hour or so, the real magic occurs over the next month or two.

After Treatment

Most people will feel a slight pounding sensation underneath the skin for a few days after treatment is completed, but it isn’t uncomfortable. This is just a sign that the body is reacting to the energy absorption and is now beginning the process of tissue regeneration. The resulting acceleration of tissue creation also causes an increase in collagen production. Positive results can last for up to a year or more.

Get Smoother, Tighter Skin Without Surgery

Ultherapy® is the perfect alternative to those who are wary of skin ablation procedures or chemical peels. We are pleased to offer this treatment at Eminence Medical Aesthetics. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about how Ultherapy® can take years off your appearance and boost your level of self-confidence.

*Individual Results May Vary

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