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Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound energy to stimulate the collagen that makes up connective tissues under and in the skin. Because the final result depends on the ability of the collagen to respond, so the younger and healthier the tissues are to begin with, the better the response. So it isn't a replacement for a facelift but can be very helpful with the right expectations.
That is a great question. The wrinkles in the skin are in the dermis and do not go away with Ulthera. You are right! Ulthera helps the supporting structure, more specifically, it tightens the SMAS or the superficial musculoaponeurotic system. This helps the laxity and sagging in the area. It lifts because it helps build collagen. While the little wrinkles that are superficial also get some of the energy and build collagen, the primary reason to do Ulthera is the tightening and lifting....
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production and cause tightening of the connective tissue layers, including the SMAS (the superficial musculoaponeurotic system). Older or more photodamaged patients will not get as good a result with tightening as those who are less damaged and have better deeper tissue collagen and elastin properties.
Treatment of the underlying supportive tissue (SMAS and connective tissue over facial and neck muscles) is the hallmark of the "deep see" Ulthera procedure. Ultrasound focused energy is delivered to thisdeep supportive tissue stimulating the growth of collagen thus tightening and lifting the skin. The cosmetic procedure is performed with out cutting or damage the skin surface. The Ulthera system is the first FDA approved medical device with...