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7 Doctor Answers | Asked by the_scream in New York, NY
Ultherapy technology reaches deeper, with more pinpoint focus, than any other nonsurgical procedure for lifting and tightening. In fact, at this time it is the only FDA approved device for actual "lifting". Don't expect big results "tomorrow" Results take a while to come to full resolution. When you see news programs and people claim they get big results right away, or in a few days, they are really experiencing temporary tightening as a result of the treatment's effect that...
Ultherapy does lift and tighten, but it won't give you the same results as a facelift. However, it is non-invasive with no downtime and does take 3-6 months to see the results. There are of course factors that determine the success of the procedure such as a person's age and the type of treatment they get. For example, Ulthera is entirely customizable. As such, the number of lines performed can affect the outcome.
Utlherapy has a very high patient satisfaction rate. There is minimal to no down time. Over six months one can see some tightening and lifting of the sagging tissues.
Ulthera is a great non-surgical option for lifting the face, jowl and neck area. However, results from NON surgical options tend to be less predicible because they indirectly lift and rejuvenate the skin. In other words, surgery directly lifts and reposition loose muscle and skin, whereas ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to induce collagen growth, which then leads to rejuvenation of the skin and lifting of the underlying tissue. This process takes longer, and depends on the...
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that can specifically target the deep foundation below the skin that is addressed in cosmetic surgery without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. It is also the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective. Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy below the surface of the...
Ulthers predictably puts zones of ultrasound coagulation in mid dermis and on the lining of the muscle in the face. The results seem to be predictable and reproducible. The thermage procedure chas a 20% non responder rate whcih does not seem to be present here. In my opinion this is the most predictable skin tightening procedure there is with no down time. I also just completed a research study for skin toghtening on the body with ulthra and the results seem promising...
The answer to the question about whether it works, is yes, it does really work. Its reliability, is as with every other procedure i.e. it depends upon proper choice of the patient and what their expectations are. Patients with large hanging loose skin are sometimes better served with a surgical facelift unless they willing to accept a more modest result in order to avoid the downsides of a surgical procedure such as post-operative pain, bruising, downtime, anesthetic risks,...