Ultherapy is a noninvasive ultrasound treatment for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The procedure uses the body's own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissue support.
*Atlantic Skin Care was the first provider of Ultherapy in Atlantic Canada.
How does Ultherapy work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows our dermatologists or technicians to plan where the energy will be directed. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat at just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. Your skin's response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has started to "relax" to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. At the first sign of a lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids or jawline, it is time for Ulthera.
Is Ultherapy safe?
Ultrasound energy has been used in the field of medicine for over 50 years, and extensive clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application.
What does it feel like?
Comfort levels vary from person to person, however a mild analgesic such as acetaminophen is recommended prior to treatment. Many describe the sensation as momentary prickling or heat below the skin.
What can I expect afterward?
You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear in a matter of hours. Occasionally surface welts and/or bruising occurs; this resolves in 1-2 weeks.
What kind of results can I expect?
With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over the course of three to six months. The result can last up to 2 years, and the treatment can be safely and effectively repeated at that time.