‘ULTHERA’, a procedure offered as an alternative to the aesthetic operations in skin rejuvenation procedures, which is recently gaining recognition as the most preferred technology in the United States is now available in Turkey.
Ultrasound, with its most known definition, is a technology that enables imaging of the fetus in the womb. Today, the same technology is used to treat wrinkled and sagging skin that has lost its elasticity as well as droopy eyebrows, without need for surgery.
Ultherapy is a new technology that can allow for a face lift procedure performed without risk, injection, and need for recovery, which actually cannot be performed with the laser technology and can only be achieved with surgical interventions.
Patients can return to their routine activities immediately after the Ultherapy procedure that takes 30 minutes for the whole face.
‘Heated points’ are created in the deeper layers of the skin, with the ‘focused ultrasound’ technique used within the scope of the technology called ‘Deep sea’ in the Ultherapy system. By this means, the skin forms its own repair process and begins to produce collagen; and consequently, the tightening and lifting effects begin to manifest themselves on the skin. The skin that begins to recover immediately after the procedure gains the desired ideal appearance at the end of a period of 3 months. The result achieved with a single-session procedure can be maintained for a period of at least 1 year.
What is Ultherapy?
Our facial expressions tell lots of things. We often define our wrinkles as ‘experience’ and our sad appearance as ‘tiredness’. Plastic surgery is always an option for the solution of these problems. However, now Ultherapy is available as a new procedure. With Ultherapy, a non-surgical face suspension procedure, it is possible to prevent the destruction that the time and gravity create on our skin.
The ‘nice’ appearance created at the end of a single-session Ultherapy therapy that takes 30 minutes is achieved after the skin creates its own recovery process that strengthens the connective tissue under the skin.
How Does Ultherapy Act?
As in other ultrasound procedures, the applicator (application headpiece) is touched to the skin to enable the specialist, who carry out the procedure, can see the skin and the subcutaneous tissue on the display of the device. Then the skin is enabled to benefit from this through the same applicator that creates thermal injury zones 3 mm and 4.5 mm beneath the surface. This process does not destruct the surface.
The simulation increases and new collagen production is ensured by means of the energy that reaches the skin. A perfect tightening effect is created, which leads to a natural face lifting effect in the course of time.
What is the difference of the procedure from other face lifting procedures?
Ultherapy is the only skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of focused ultrasound technology. With its reliable technology, it allows for achieving effective and satisfactory results with a single-session therapy.
What is felt during the procedure?
Although what is felt during the procedure varies from person to person, the patient is advised to take an analgesic before the procedure. People define the pain that they feel during procedure as a sensation of a momentary pricking. This means that the ultrasound energy reached the deep layers of the tissue; and consequently, Ultherapy created a lifting and tightening effect on the skin.
What should be expect after the procedure?
The patient can return to his/her daily activities immediately after the procedure. There is nothing that should be careful about. Although redness occurs in some people after the procedure, the condition returns to normal a few hours later.
Is Ultherapy a safe procedure?
Ultrasound energy has been used in the field of medicine for a period of more than 50 years. Clinical trials have proven that it has no side effects.
What kind of results must be expected?
A single-session therapy starts the regeneration process; however, the final result will be seen 60-90 days later. In a study on eyebrow suspension, conducted by the FDA, a considerable lift-up effect was observed in 9 out of every 10 patients. This effect resulted in reduced skin laxity in the eye contour area and reduced wrinkles on the eyelid.
Patients, who have had it applied to their face and neck areas, have stated that they have gained a tighter and better quality skin structure. Until today, there has been no non-surgical procedure providing the same dramatic results achieved with surgical intervention; however, today the Ulthera technology is available that can allows for achieving a perfect tightening and lifting effect.