Are you asking yourself: how long can I expect ultherapy treatment to lift and tighten my skin? You are not alone. One of our most frequently asked questions is, ‘how long does ultherapy last?’ We are here to help you navigate the ultherapy treatment process.
Here is everything you need to know about ultherapy treatments.
What Is the Ultherapy Treatment Process?
As you age, the collagen protein breaks down in the body, causing signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines. Loss of skin elasticity, smoothness, and strength are common signs of aging! Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that reduces the signs of aging, making your skin firm and youthful.
This treatment is perfect for those over age 30 looking to lift brows, lift eyes, tone the chin and neck area, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is easily customizable to fit your skin’s needs.
Ultherapy is a skin-tightening treatment that uses high-intensity ultrasound to lift and tone the skin. Ultherapy avoids using needles to promote the production of collagen in the skin. Instead, this treatment “shocks” the skin, stimulating collagen production through the ultrasound technique.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
The ultrasound tool sends pulses of energy and heat to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface, about 4mm deep. The energy is sent directly to foundational skin tissue, where collagen is produced. The ultrasound triggers neocollagenesis, a process that stimulates the growth of collagen proteins.
The other half of this process is the application of heat. To produce collagen, your body needs blood flow. Ultherapy treatments use heat to stimulate blood flow to specific areas of concern on your face and decollete.
This blood flow helps boost collagen production in the foundational layers of your skin. The heat helps to encourage blood flow and stimulate collagen production.
What is the Ultherapy Results Timeline?
The Ultherapy treatment will last between 30 and 60 minutes. Because the process is non-invasive, there is no recovery or downtime needed.
Therefore, you can expect to start seeing the beneficial effects of ultherapy as early as day one. Results will increase in visibility two to three months after treatment, at the height of collagen production.
Ultherapy delivers a “shock” to the foundational skin tissue, causing the skin to begin Neocollagensis. This process is considered part of your skin’s healing process. Collagen regeneration can take the skin between four and ten weeks to grow.
How Long Does Ultherapy Last?
So how long does ultherapy last? The skin-tightening effects of ultherapy can last up to two years. Or, until your skin’s collagen production begins to decrease and the results of the treatment wear off.
For some patients, effects will last a shorter time, and they may need to receive two treatments per year to keep the skin looking youthful and tight.
Your technician will adjust the ultherapy treatment to meet your skin’s unique needs. To maximize your ultherapy results, be sure to wear SPF, use anti-aging skincare, and avoid smoking. For more information on ultherapy in your area, contact Skin Works!