Ultherapy, also known as the Non-surgical Face Lift in Vancouver, is the only non-invasive procedure Canadian Health and FDA-cleared to lift and tighten skin on the neck, under the chin and around the eyebrow. Now also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage, Ultherapy can help you tighten loose skin on the face and neck by boosting collagen! Collagen is a natural protein produced by the body that gives skin its youthfulness – it’s what keeps it firm, smooth, toned and elastic. As we age, our natural collagen breaks down and our bodies produce less of it. The result? A loss of skin strength and elasticity. That’s where Ultherapy steps in by lifting up the skin naturally. It also reduces lines and wrinkles on the upper décolletage. This treatment goes deep to stimulate your body’s own collagen and elastin for natural-looking results without risky surgeries or downtime.
Ultherapy® uses high intensity focused ultrasound technology (HIFU) to generate a thermal effect under the skin. This jump-starts and triggers your body’s own physiological process to create fresh new collagen to transform the brow, chin, neck and chest. It also incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows Arion Skin Laser Ultherapist practitioners to see the layers of tissue they are treating, ensuring the energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial. Arion Skin Laser is one of the Merz Authentic Ultherapy Clinics to offer this non-surgical face lift in Vancouver from 2013.
After ensuring your skin is cleansed, your practitioner will apply ultrasound gel and place the Ultherapy® lift applicator against your skin. Ultrasound imaging will allow your practitioner to see optimal delivery of the treatment energy, to allow it to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface. You will feel the energy reaching precise depths and layers of skin, which will be the indicator that the collagen-rebuilding process has been stimulated. After treatment, you may experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness which usually goes away within a few hours to a day.
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Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
Ultherapy is the inly non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Ultherapy is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial.
With the addition of the new Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment, Ultherapy is also now the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.
Ultherapy treats the deep foundational later addressed in cosmetic surgery, but won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. Ultherapy is a great alternative, however, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Ultherapy uses sound energy – tried-and-true ultrasound – which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. Ultherapy ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-3 months.
Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible.
Ultherapy uses time-tested ultrasound technology to non-invasively stimulate the new production of natural collagen deep below the skin’s surface. With no downtime and only requiring 30-90 minutes depending on the area being treated, Ultherapy is the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, allowing practitioners to see exactly what is going on below the skin’s surface. They are able to see the tissues being targeted, how they react and ensure the energy gets deposited to the areas that will most benefit from it.
Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. Ultherapy doesn’t involve any creams, fillers or toxins; it just relies on your body’s own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
With Ultherapy, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
After your Ultherapy Treatment, you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depends on you. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural ageing process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside.
Most patients only need one treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual’s collagen-building process, some patients benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.
The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear with a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you. For full product and safety information, visit ultherapy.com/IFU.
Ultherapy® is a proven, FDA-cleared treatment and it has a well-established safety profile. The FDA-cleared Ultherapy procedure has been used safely in over 1.5 million treatments worldwide and is marketed in over 75 countries. Ultrasound energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years. In addition, every Ultherapy practitioner receives extensive procedural training. This ultrasound energy has a proven track record – it’s been used in field medicine for over 50 years.
The cost of Ultherapy can range, depending upon the area being treated and factors such as geographic location and individual physician practices. Since the treatment is so personalized, to get the most accurate price quote, it is best to speak with a nearby provider.
A good Ultherapy candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. Of course the best way to find out if you’re an Ultherapy candidate is to consult with your practitioner.
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