06 Mar Ultherapy Makes Vogue List of Top Needle-Free Treatments for Youthful Appearance
Want to turn back the clock, but avoid needles and surgery along the way? Ultherapy might be for you—and it just topped the Vogue list of leading needle-free treatments for achieving a more youthful appearance. It’s available at RefinedMD, where we are committed to providing you with surgical and non-surgical options to get the look you want. Ultherapy was originally dubbed the “facelift alternative” because of its impressive results and one-and-done approach. However, it can technically be used on any part of the face or body that would benefit from lifting and tightening. Here’s how it works.
Ultherapy delivers micro-focused ultrasound energy into the deep layers of the skin. This means your provider can see exactly where they are delivering energy thanks to the ultrasound technology, which is very similar to an ultrasound imaging at the OBGYN. This approach results in stimulation of collagen and elastin production. Although it is needle-free and requires no downtime (redness rarely occurs afterward), it can be uncomfortable. As such, your provider will prep your skin by cleansing it and applying a numbing cream first. The good news is that Ultherapy can last for several months and multiple initial sessions are very rarely needed. However, you will need patience with Ultherapy.
Since Ultherapy works via collagen induction, results are not immediate. Your body requires time to make collagen. On average, full results are visible three months after the treatment and may continue to slightly improve beyond that point. Since it is a slow and steady approach, progress photos are a must. This will be the best way to gauge effectiveness.
Love for Ultherapy
This is just one of many instances where Ultherapy topped the charts for non-invasive treatments everyone loves. The technology also recently made the list on Bollywood Shaadis (where HydraFacial was also included). If you’re looking for dramatic and lasting results without the risks of surgery, Ultherapy is likely the solution for you. It’s not just a facelift alternative, but a means of delaying facelifts. It is safe and suitable for adults with any skin tone and type—and of any age. Non-invasive treatments like Ultherapy are the secret for celebrities like Jennifer Anniston who are committed to aging gracefully and surgery-free, but with a little help.
Ultherapy sessions can vary in time depending on areas treated. If you are treating the lower half of the face and neck, which is the same area addressed with a facelift, expect about one hour for your treatment (with additional time needed for numbing). However, increasingly clients are opting for Ultherapy in other areas such as the stomach. Your exact timeframe will be discussed during your consultation or right before your appointment.
Getting Ready for Ultherapy
Virtually no prep work is needed for Ulthearpy. Simply arrive at your appointment with clean skin. You can immediately get back to your day after the treatment with no signs that anything has been “done.” However, there may be some temporary side effects in the weeks following your treatment. Some areas may feel “bruised” (although there will be no sign of bruising) and it is not uncommon to experience numbness at the treatment site. Don’t worry, as these sensations will pass. It’s simply a sign of Ultherapy doing its work.
Collagen and elastin are the building blocks of youthful skin. We create less of these proteins as we age, but Ultherapy can correct that. It’s an intensive form of collagen induction therapy to tone, lift, and tighten. However, if you have also lost good fat in the face with age, you may want to combine Ultherapy with another option like dermal fillers. Fillers along the jawline, cheeks, and temples can restore volume while Ultherapy gets to work tightening the skin. Oftentimes mixing and matching procedures will yield the best results.
Are you ready to give Ultherapy a try and see full results by summer? Get in touch with our team today and let’s put together and individualized plan just for you. Contact RefinedMD during business hours to schedule your consult or appointment, or simply complete the online contact form for the quickest response.