Skin is one of the parts of the body that is greatly affected by the aging process. The main factors behind this is the loss of collagen in the skin due to exposure to sun and the pollution in the environment. Collagen is a structural protein that keeps the skin firm and supple. Skin laxity leaves a person looking weary and tired with the skin hanging somewhat loosely.
To counter this problem, there are numerous treatment options. Most people now a days prefer noninvasive treatments in order to avoid lengthy downtime and side effects that take place with surgical facelifts. One of the names that has made plenty of headlines off late is Ultherapy. It is a noninvasive treatment that is much sought after around the globe. People in the UAE are also very much interested in it. Let’s dig a little deeper on this treatment.
What is Ultherapy?
It is a treatment that corrects skin troubles with the help of ultrasound waves. These waves are delivered to the skin with the help of a handheld device. That treatment is noninvasive and no cuts or sutures are involved. Unlike some other similar treatments, no other medications or serums are used in Ultherapy and the sound waves are used to treat the skin.
How does it work?
The Laser treatment starts with the application of cooling gel being applied to the skin, keeping the sensation of discomfort away during the treatment. The device is moved over the damaged region of the skin. The sound energy bypasses the top layers of the skin and works at a deeper level. It is converted into heat energy when it reaches the intended deepness and creates the perfect set of conditions for the skin to produce greater levels of collagen.
As collagen levels boost, the skin improves significantly. Some results can be seen soon after the treatment but it can take weeks for a treatment to achieve its full results. The treatment has to be repeated a few times in order to achieve desired results. A break of few weeks is taken after each session to allow the skin to recover. A treatment session typically lasts for a few minutes.
What are the side effects and downtime?
The side effects are mostly limited to some redness, swelling and tenderness to touch in the treated area. These generally subside within a day or two after the treatment. Temporary numbness and bruising may also appear. If it stays, consult your doctor right away.
The treatment is a lunchtime procedure and there is no downtime after the treatment. You can take a day off if you like but is not necessary. If you are getting the treatment for the first time, it is not a bad idea to rest after the treatment for understanding the effects it has on your skin.
Can it replace the traditional facelift?
Surgical facelift is the ultimate solution for skin laxity that brings the very best of results. It however, also carries numerous risks like skin infections and possibility of scarring as well. Ultherapy offers great results though they are not the same as the facelift. It, on the other hand, does not have any downtime and side effects are pretty mild. It is a bit of a trade off and considering the overall pros and cons, Ultherapy is more likely option with no invasiveness and no real threat and results that are pretty good.
To learn more about the Ultherapy in Dubai or to schedule a procedure, please visit us at Laser Skin Care. Alternatively, you can sign up for a free online consultation simply by taking a moment to fill in the form given below.
Please note that we advise cosmetic procedures to be availed only for therapeutic or reconstructive reasons. If you have any symptoms of pain that persist after the treatment, we strongly advise that you see your doctor.