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Ultherapy is not a laser because it does not work by using light. Lasers are light that is "picked up" by different targets in your skin. Ultherapy uses ultrasound (sound waves) that is microfocused in your skin and muscles to promote collagen production by your body. The skin is then tightened and lifted over a period of months. Since the sound waves pass through the upper layers of skin there is no change to the surface of the skin and no downtime!
It's common for people to think in terms of "lasers" for most of the technology used in dermatology and and cosmetic or plastic surgery, but there are distinct differences. Ultherapy uses ultrasound - which are sound waves. Most people are fairly familiar with ultrasound and anyone who has had a baby or knows someone who's had a baby has heard of ultrasound. The difference in Ultherapy ultrasound is that the ultrasound waves are delivered in such a way that they meet at a focal point...
Many individuals are familiar with the use of ultrasound in obstetrics and general surgery, however Ultrasound has been employed in Plastic Surgery in various manifestations of liposuction. Ultherapy employs MFU (microfocused ultrasound), which travels through the skin and subcutaneous layers to the deeper fibrous layer overlying the facial muscles of expression). The office procedure is conducted with topical anesthetic (numbing) cream and oral analgesics. Depending on the...