Ultherapy—the non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten sagging skin—has become increasingly appealing over the years because it yields natural looking results and offers minimal downtime. For patients who are afraid of going under the knife for a face-lift, Ultherapy is an excellent alternative.
Until recently, the Ultherapy technology has been too strong and too large to effectively treat the more delicate areas of the face, such as the skin around the eyes and lips. The 1.5MM Ultherapy treatment is specifically designed to treat the skin at a more superficial level, improving the tone, texture and appearance of fine lines around these delicate areas.
How does the Ultherapy technology work?
Ultherapy gently stimulates your body’s own natural collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer typically addressed in cosmetic surgery—without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Ultherapy can be used to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, neck, face, under the chin, and also smooth lines and wrinkles on the chest. Ultherapy is the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging and the only non-invasive FDA cleared treatment that will actually lift the skin.
Who is the ideal Ultherapy candidate? And who is best for 1.5MM Ultherapy?
“Ultherapy is ideal for patients who are seeking non-surgical treatments with mild to moderate skin laxity. Many patients prefer subtle corrective techniques, like Ultherapy, initially before they consider exploring more extensive surgical options. This is particularly true for patients in their late 30’s to 50’s. Many men and women are now exploring these non-surgical corrective procedures that provide a more rested and youthful appearance but do not want to take time off of work or their busy personal schedules to undergo a surgical procedure,” says Dr. Sherry Ingraham.
Patients with fine lines and crepiness around the delicate eye and mouth areas are ideal candidates for the Ultherapy 1.5MM treatment.
How long does an average Ultherapy 1.5MM treat treatment take and what does it feel like? Is it painful?
Patients can expect their Ultherapy 1.5MM treatment to take only 15 minutes! We recommend that you come in for your appointment thirty minutes beforehand to apply a topical numbing cream. Comfort levels vary from person to person, with most patients reporting a slight tingling or warm sensation while the treatment is being performed.
What is recovery for the Ultherapy 1.5MM treatment like? Does it make skin red or bruised? Can you wear makeup afterwards and do you need any time off work?
There is very little redness or swelling after the Ultherapy 1.5MM treatment. Most patients return to their daily life and resume normal makeup use immediately.
What is the advantage of combining Ultherapy 1.5MM with SkinPen treatments?
The advantage to combining these two treatments is that you are able to build collagen faster with multiple modalities of treatment. After receiving both treatments, patients have experienced enhanced anti-aging results.