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Collagen is the key to the firm, healthy skin we have in our youth. Through the natural aging process, existing collagen breaks down and collagen production slows, causing the skin to lose its elasticity. If you want to fight gravity and target sagging skin, Ultherapy at Spa One in Albany, NY, might be the solution. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production for firmer, more evenly toned skin.
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- Treatment time: Usually, 45 to 90 minutes
- Discomfort level: Mild to moderate
- Number of treatments: Varies; usually 1, but treatments can be customized depending on individual needs and goals
- Recovery: None; some redness for a few hours; there may be a mild tingling sensation or skin sensitivity for a few days after treatment
- Duration of results: 1 year or more, although patient experiences vary
Answers to Your Questions
How does it work?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production. The energy transmitted from the Ultherapy hand-piece, harmlessly bypasses the top layer of the skin and targets the structural support tissue deep beneath the surface. The underlying tissues are the same tissues that are addressed during facelift surgery.
As the body produces more collagen, the areas treated by Ultherapy gradually become more supple. Skin becomes visibly firmer and regains its elasticity; sagging skin becomes tighter.
Will it work for me?
Ultherapy is a good choice for individuals who have mild to moderate loss of skin elasticity in the brow area and sagging skin beneath the chin, along the jawline, and on the neck.
What kind of results can I expect?
Following treatment experiences vary, although results typically appear gradually over the course of several months as the body produces more collagen. The changes are not as dramatic as facelift surgery, but they usually are noticeable. Many women like that the changes are subtle and come about gradually. Results are usually still visible 1 year after treatment; however, your actual results will depend on the condition of your skin, sun exposure, and other factors.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Once your skin is cleansed, the areas to be treated are covered with ultrasound gel. The hand-piece is guided over the surface of the skin, delivering energy deep into the underlying tissue. Treatment lasts between 45 and 90 minutes depending on your treatment plan.
Does it hurt?
Discomfort is typically fleeting, lasting only a minute or two. The level of discomfort depends on the depth of treatment and individual tolerance levels, but most patients report that the treatment is tolerable.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients only require a single treatment, although patient needs vary. Many return to have multiple areas of the face treated.