UltraTherma: Rewind the effects of gravity
Earlier this year we began hearing about UltraTherma treatments in the US, the latest form of micro-focused “MFU” ultrasound first introduced in the form of Ultherapy. UltraTherma is the latest FDA/CE approved solution for skin laxity. The UltraTherma treatment treats eye brow sagging, jowls and décolletage wrinkling. Collagen levels decline with age and exposure to UV light however UltraTherma treatments can help naturally reverse this process. When skin begins to loose collagen integrity and is therefore easily wrinkled, malformed and sagged, UltraTherma treatments are able to naturally reboot skin’s supportive matrix.
What Is UltraTherma?
Ultratherma treatments deliver especially targeted ultrasound energy to the deep connective tissues of skin. Unlike surgical interventions which permeate skin integrity to generate results, UltraTherma procedures are non-invasive. Ultrasound energy is delivered from the outside of skin to the exact depths of collagen networks.
The Ultrasound energy used in all UltraTherma treatments is specially tuned to initiate a biological process known as neocollagenesis. Simply described this event generates new and healthy collagen.
Declining collagen levels are directly responsible for skin laxity therefore when UltraTherma treatments rejuvenate collagen loss, areas of skin laxity are tightened.
How does UltraTherma Work?
All Ultratherma treatments are non-invasive, have no down-time and minimal to no side effects. These claims are possible because UltraTherma treatments rely on carefully delivered ultrasound energy – the same type of energy used in pregnancy scans however in UltraTherma treatments it’s carefully tuned to regenerate collagen metabolism.
Ultrasound energy is superior to light energy, reaching deeper areas of skin and therefore having a greater effect on skins collagen production. Ultratherma treatments are however not as effective as a surgical face lift. They are not designed to replace a face lift, however they can be used to extend the rejuvenating effects of one.
UltraTherma Side Effects
As a non-invasive cosmetic procedure UltraTherma treatments have minimal side effects. During an UltraTherma treatment Ultrasound energy is delivered into skin which often causes a warming sensation which in turn triggers a flushed skin appearance. This is temporary however is sometimes also accompanied by slight swelling and/or tingling. All side effects will be carefully reviewed before delivery of an UltraTherma treatment.
How long do results last from UltraTherma?
Unlike many other cosmetic treatments, just 1 UltraTherma treatment could be all that is needed to rewind mild to moderate skin laxity. The number of treatments needed depends on skin’s biological response to ultrasound energy and the degree of skin laxity being treated. Following an UltraTherma treatment before and after results take 2 to 3 months to establish as natural collagen rejuvenation takes place.
The procedure itself will take only 30, 60 or 90 minutes to complete depending on the area of skin being treated. Once collagen levels have been rebooted skin’s natural intrinsic ageing process takes over – this is the determining factor for how long UltraTherma treatments last. Taking care to block extrinsic ageing factors such as UV light exposure will help prolong the skin tightening effects of all UltraTherma procedures.