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What is Damaged by Ulthera During the Treatment Process?

What is it that is damaged under the skin during the Ulthera treatment process?

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Ultherapy induces new collagen and tightens connective tissue layers

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Heat is produced when the ultrasound energy is absorbed by the dermis and this induces the production of new collagen.  The dense supportive layer of connective tissue is tightened and this pulls up on the skin and subcutaneous tissue thereby lifting the facial features.

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Manhattan Dermatologist
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Ulthera

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The zones of damage are limited to an area in the subcutaneous space at a depth of 3 mm to 5 mm deep. The reason that ULthera appears to be more effective than most procedures is because the SMAS that needs to be targeted for structural tightening is between 4-5 mm deep in the skin. This is the same structure that is tightened during a surgical facelift proceuduyre.

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Ulthera stimulates collagen remodeling under the skin

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Ulthera uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) given in precise bursts at 2 layers under the skin. Since there is an imaging component, the collagen-rich connective tissue such as the SMAS in the face can be treated. Unlike lasers, which are absorbed by different tissues depending on the wavelength of the laser energy, Ulthera will be absorbed by whatever tissue is in the layer where it is focused. This means that Ultherapy can be used on all skin types.
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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