How Should You Prepare for Ultherapy Treatment?

At our Old Town Med Spa, we are proud to offer ultherapy, an innovative treatment that uses ultrasound energy to naturally increase collagen production. For those who don’t yet need a facelift or don’t want to commit to this surgical procedure, this non-invasive treatment is an incredible alternative that will help transform your appearance and help you ward off the signs of aging naturally. Contact one of our Old Town Med Spa locations in Chicago, IL, to learn more.

How Should You Prepare for Ultherapy Treatment?

Unlike a surgical procedure that requires days to weeks of preparation, ultherapy requires very minimal preparation. Unlike a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the skin and requires surgical techniques, you won’t need anyone to drive you to and from your appointment.

All you have to do is show up in comfortable clothing ready to experience this incredible treatment that can help transform loose, sagging skin and help you achieve a tighter and visibly lifted countenance.

What Is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin lifting and tightening aesthetic treatment that can help improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, and chest. This treatment will restore youth to your appearance without having to undergo an invasive or surgical procedure to do so. Treatments are quick, virtually painless, and will increase collagen production so that you can look younger the natural way.

Ultrasound Energy Versus Other Forms of Energy

There are many different cosmetic treatments that utilize different forms of energy to improve the appearance of the skin. Some treatments use laser energy which is light energy; others use radiofrequency energy, which is heat energy. Ultherapy utilizes ultrasound energy, which is sound energy, to tighten the skin by stimulating collagen production in the deeper layers.

One of the benefits of sound energy compared to heat and light energy is that it can reach deeper into the layers where collagen grows and effectively force the body to tighten existing collagen and create new collagen so that you can achieve some amazing results.

The Treatment Areas

This anti-aging treatment is designed to improve the appearance and health of the skin on the face and neck. Particularly, it can address skin laxity on the cheeks, jawline, eyebrows, and chin. It can also address chest wrinkles.

It is possible to address more than one area of concern during a treatment session, so be sure to inform the technician about the areas you want to treat during your initial consultation so that we can design a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses each area you want to treat.

How It Works

Once you arrive at our office, we will prepare your skin by cleansing the treatment area, and then the technician will apply ultrasound gel to the treatment area. If you have ever been pregnant and have had an ultrasound, this process may feel similar, only the gel won’t be applied to your stomach this time. Instead, it will be applied to your desired treatment area, such as your neck, face, chest, or a combination of all three.

Once the gel has been applied, the technician will take the handpiece and apply it to your skin. The ultrasound energy will reach deep into the collagen layers, and you may feel a tingling sensation as the ultrasound energy performs its work.

A Precision-Based Treatment

During the treatment, your technician will be able to view a thermal image of the layers of your skin on the screen attached to the treatment device. This image will allow for accuracy and precision in targeting your treatment areas.

There’s no guesswork involved in this process, but instead, it is a fine-tuned and detailed treatment that will adequately address your area of concern and help that ultrasound energy reach into the deepest layers of your skin to promote increased collagen production.

Ultherapy Versus the Facelift

While many people call this treatment the non-surgical facelift, it will not deliver the same results as a facelift. It is an alternative treatment that delivers some incredible results and can help patients who don’t necessarily want to schedule a facelift to improve their skin.

If you aren’t ready to commit to a facelift, or if the signs of aging on your face, neck, and chest aren’t so severe that you require surgical intervention to address those concerns, you may be the perfect candidate for this treatment. It is the perfect alternative to a facelift, especially for those who aren’t ready to commit to a surgical procedure, either for financial, emotional, or physical reasons.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Benefits?

Patients love this treatment so much because one, it is effective, and two, it’s completely natural. It’s non-surgical, doesn’t require anesthesia or incisions, and will help combat the aging process by forcing your body to increase collagen production. You will look completely natural as your results will appear gradually, and no one will know that you underwent a treatment to target aging, but they will notice your results.

How Long Do Treatments Take?

Depending on which area you choose to treat, you can expect your treatment to take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. If you choose to treat different areas on your face, expect your session to last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes.

If you choose to treat your chest, your treatment may only take 30 minutes, and treatment times will vary if you choose to treat multiple areas during a single session. Once we design your unique treatment plan, we can give you a better idea of what your appointment will look like so you can plan accordingly.

What Happens During a Treatment?

Most patients only need one treatment to achieve their desired results. However, depending on the severity of your area of concern, you need multiple treatments to achieve your goals. One of our experienced technicians can give you a better idea of what your treatment plan will look like after an in-person consultation.

Once we evaluate your problem areas, we can tell you how many treatments you should schedule to achieve your desired results. Additionally, some patients schedule maintenance appointments after achieving their desired results to help maintain tight and lifted skin for long as possible.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

Once you undergo this treatment, you will achieve tighter and lifted skin. While you may notice some initial improvements in your skin due to the immediate contraction of your existing collagen in the deeper layers, it will take some time for your body to initiate collagen production. Most patients begin to notice visible improvement in their skin within two to three months of their initial treatment.

Your results depend on your body and the rate at which it produces more collagen, but you can rest assured your body will respond accordingly, create new collagen, and you will see some amazing results.

Tracking Your Results

One way to track your results is by taking before and after pictures and taking a picture from multiple angles of your face, chest, neck, or planned treatment area before your treatment will give you something to compare your post-treatment results to. Each week, take pictures from the same angles so that you can compare your results with your pre-treatment photos as they begin to appear.

Sometimes it’s hard to notice results when you’re looking in the mirror every day, so if you have something to compare your before pictures with, you’ll be able to notice changes each week.

Am I a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?

If you are looking for a non-invasive, relatively quick, and effective treatment to improve the appearance of the skin on your face, neck, or chest, you may be a good candidate for this anti-aging treatment. Patients who schedule this treatment come from all different walks of life.

Some patients are in their early 30s and want to get one step ahead of the aging process, so they scheduled this treatment to increase collagen and production before the signs of aging become more advanced. Other patients want to target and treat skin laxity but don’t want to schedule a surgical procedure to do so. Whatever your concern and whatever your reasoning, you may be the perfect candidate for this treatment.

Your Pre-Treatment Consultation

A pre-treatment consultation is necessary to determine if ultherapy is right for you. You’ll meet with one of our experts who will evaluate your areas of concern and confirm that this is the right option for you.

Once we confirm that you are eligible for this treatment, we can begin the treatment process. It’s important that we learn more about your health history, current health, and whether or not you have any metal implants so that we can plan accordingly and make sure that this treatment is a safe option for you.

Lift and Tighten Your Skin the Natural, Non-Invasive Way

There is an innovative and effective treatment that will treat and improve the appearance of skin laxity and deliver completely natural results. If you aren’t ready for a facelift but want to target and treat skin laxity, our experts are ready and waiting to help you become the best version of yourself. Contact us today at one of our Old Town Med Spa locations in Chicago, IL, to schedule a consultation to learn more about this treatment and all of its benefits.

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