Does ultherapy work?
We would all love to travel back to a time when our faces were flawless and our skin was wrinkleless. Time travel might be just a dream, but restoring a youthful appearance to your skin is very much a reality, thanks to the latest beauty technology.
Ultherapy defies the effects of time and gravity on the skin using ultrasonic waves, which battle the aging process from inside the skin. To better understand the science behind ultherapy, we need to know what leads to sagging skin in the first place.
Human skin is made up of different layers and proteins. In the dermis, the fibrous protein collagen keeps skin flexible and smooth. But unfortunately, once we hit 30, our body’s ability to produce collagen starts to decrease, and we lose 1 percent of this valuable substance every year. As a result the skin becomes less resilient, and wrinkles form on a daily basis.
The Ulthera system was developed specifically with this process of collagen loss in mind, which is why it’s such a powerful tool against aging.
Waves of ultrasound, generated by the ultherapy machine, directly affect the collagen bands deep within the skin, triggering the body’s natural regenerative process. Focused energy from these ultrasonic waves heats tissues, putting the body into self-healing mode. Within a short time (usually up to 2 or 3 months), collagen production rises—and saggy skin becomes history!
But is ultherapy the only way to turn back the clock for your skin?
It’s not—but we are ready to argue that it’s the most effective one!
Laser skin resurfacing is another popular method used to make skin look younger. It’s similar to ultherapy, but because it uses light energy instead, it’s impossible to reach the deeper layers of the skin; so the treatment occurs only on the surface. Consequently, the result is often less effective and shorter-lived than ultherapy. Unlike light waves, ultrasound has no problem passing through multiple layers of skin tissue, thereby stimulating healthy collagen production deep beneath the surface without damaging the layers above.
What makes ultherapy unique is that ultrasound serves merely as the trigger for the skin to start rejuvenating. It’s absolutely noninvasive, yet it acts at the same level as cosmetic surgeons when they perform a face-lift, delivering the same quality of results without the nasty needles and surgical wounds. In short, it’s great for people who want a face-lift—without actually having one!