How Long Does Ultherapy Last?

If you’re experiencing the first visible signs of aging, then it’s understandable that you may want to treat these signs and renew your youthful appearance. For moderate to severe signs of aging, the traditional treatment is a facelift. But if you don’t want to undergo plastic surgery to rejuvenate your beauty, then you may want to consider Ultherapy treatments at Xanadu Med Spa in Fort Collins, CO.

How Long Does Ultherapy Last?

As a non-surgical treatment, Ultherapy won’t last for as long as a traditional facelift, but the longevity of the results rivals other non-surgical treatments. In general, you can expect the results of this treatment to last for about two years. During these two years, the new collagen produced by the treatment will remain in the sub-dermal layers of your skin until the natural aging process catches up with collagen regeneration. After this time, you will begin to notice aging signs again.

Can You Make Results Last Longer?

Even though the results of this treatment are projected to last for up to two years, there are many things you can do to extend your results. In general, skin experts agree that pairing anti-aging skincare products with anti-aging treatments is the best way to temporarily halt or slow down the natural aging process. If you use products that encourage skin regeneration and tightening, you may be able to enjoy longer-lasting results for any cosmetic treatment.

Broadly speaking, there are a few key ingredients that may help maintain your skin’s youthful appearance. Products containing collagen, hyaluronic acid, retinol, Vitamin C, or niacinamide are all ideal for slowing the aging process. Depending on your goals, you can use skincare products to fortify your skin’s resources to look and feel younger. One of our skin experts can give you more guidance.

What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?

In addition to the long-lasting results of this innovative non-surgical facelift, several benefits are attractive to patients. For example, this treatment is incredibly safe since ultrasound technology has been used for several decades. The FDA has also approved this treatment to tighten the skin. Other benefits to consider include:

Natural Improvement

The purpose of this treatment is to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, which is the protein in your skin responsible for the structure of your skin. Your skin will tighten and tone itself to have a smoother, more even texture by increasing collagen production. Increased collagen production can easily reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, minor acne scarring, and skin laxity.

Even more important is the fact that this treatment will improve the appearance of your skin in a way that appears natural. Unlike dermal fillers that use synthetic formulas to increase skin volume or facelifts that can look “overly done”, the results of this treatment will work with your body’s existing regenerative power to improve your appearance.

No Downtime

Unlike a facelift, you will be able to get right back to your daily schedule after your Ultherapy appointment is complete. You will not have any downtime associated with this treatment because the treatment is non-invasive. At most, you may be asked to follow simple instructions, such as wearing SPF during the daytime or using a gentle moisturizer after your treatment.

You may also be asked to avoid using any anti-inflammatory medications before or after your treatment so you can get the best results. Anti-inflammatory medications are known to slow down natural collagen production, so please be sure to let your provider know about any medications or supplements you take regularly during your consultation.

Easy Treatment

Finally, this treatment process is easy and fast. Most appointments can be completed within 45 to 90 minutes. Your appointment will be comfortable and customized to your exact needs. During your appointment, the ultrasound therapy device will use three different penetration levels to direct varying levels of heat to correct the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. All of this is done without disturbing the visible skin tissue.

How Does Ultherapy Work?

Ultherapy utilizes the thermal energy generated by ultrasound technology. This treatment device is different than other energy-based cosmetic treatments as the ultrasound technology enables your provider to see within the sub-dermal tissues of your skin to deliver heat for collagen stimulation with pinpoint accuracy.

At the right temperature, the sub-dermal layers of your skin can be encouraged to stimulate natural collagen production. When your skin produces fresh collagen, superficial signs of aging like wrinkles and skin laxity will diminish. The collagen produced with this treatment will continue to grow for up to six months after your first appointment so you can enjoy long-lasting results.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

For the most part, most patients will be able to see the results of this treatment with as little as one appointment. This is sometimes a major draw for patients with busy lives or those who want to have fast, simple results. In as little as one appointment, ultrasound technology can stimulate long-lasting collagen production.

However, some patients with moderate or severe signs of aging may require additional treatments. Depending on how much skin laxity you have, a follow-up appointment may be necessary to achieve your initial optimal results.

How Soon Will You See Results?

Most patients will be able to see the results of this treatment within two to three months of their first appointment. At this time, the new collagen produced by the treatment will mature to a point where the structure of the skin will be visibly altered and improved. You may be able to see results more quickly if your body produces new collagen faster.

When Is the Best Time for Treatment?

Because it will take up to two or three months to see your optimal results, your timing for this treatment may need to be about three months prior to any special events where you want to look your best. By scheduling your appointment at least three months before your event, you will be able to look your best by the time your special event comes up.

Who Are Good Candidates?

Most men and women who have mild signs of aging, such as skin laxity and wrinkles, make good candidates for this treatment. Although this treatment can accomplish many of the same results as a facelift, this treatment is not considered an alternative for a facelift in patients who have severe skin laxity. This treatment can correct the appearance of:

  • Loose skin on the neck and chin
  • Sagging eyelids and eyebrows
  • Loose jowls
  • Tear troughs
  • And more

This treatment is an ideal option for anyone who wants to correct early signs of visible aging on the face and neck. You do not need to worry about any allergic reactions, scarring, or bruising as a result of this treatment. Women who are pregnant may not be candidates for this treatment.

Rejuvenate Your Beauty in Fort Collins, CO

If you want to halt the natural aging process in its steps, then you may want to consider a treatment that can produce significant amounts of new collagen to restore the appearance of your skin. Ultrasound technology enables pinpoint accuracy to correct all of your visible signs of aging. Please contact Xanadu Med Spa in Fort Collins, CO today to schedule your initial consultation.