Ultherapy: what is it? How is it different from other cosmetic treatments? Is it effective?

Does your skin look less firm than it used to? Loose skin is one of the first signs of the ageing process. As people get older, a youthful and toned appearance can be replaced by mature, drooping and crepey skin. If you are not ready to look your age yet, why not reverse the years with non-surgical cosmetic treatments?

We know what you are thinking, “plastic surgery is not for me”. You and many others share similar sentiments, which is why non-surgical methods, used to restore youth, have received worldwide acclaim.

Ultherapy in London uses non-invasive technology to help lift skin. The treatment has been around for approximately 50 years, with over one million successful treatments administered worldwide.

Why does our skin change as we age?

Collagen is an essential protein in the body that keeps the skin firm. Elastin gives the skin its overall tightness. Both collagen and elastin are produced bountifully when we are younger, but begin to break down as a result of ageing, our lifestyles and sun exposure.

Are there ways to regenerate collagen and elastin?

Yes, which is precisely the function of Ultherapy in London.

Using micro-focused, ultrasound technology, your practitioner applies this energy to the targeted areas to create a thermal affect under the skin.

The result of this action is twofold: existing collagen in these areas is strengthened, and new collagen is produced.

When will I start seeing results?

As collagen takes time to build up, you will start to see results between three to six months after your initial treatment.

How is Ultherapy in London different from other non-surgical methods?

Ultherapy is not only non-invasive, which is a trait common in most non-surgical procedures, but it also uses 3D imaging. During the treatment, your practitioner can see the layers of tissue and where there is damage, which helps to channel the ultrasound energy to exactly where it is needed.

Are the results of Ultherapy in London permanent?

With Ultherapy, you can enjoy toned, even and youthful-looking skin for one year to 18 months, after which the collagen needs replenishing.

Some practitioners might also advise combining your treatment with dermal fillers to prolong the effects, as these work well with Ultherapy.

Will I feel pain during my Ultherapy treatment?

Ultherapy is virtually painless. Comfort levels vary from patient to patient, you may experience quick, intermittent tingling or feelings of heat however these sensations only last seconds while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.

After the treatment, you might experience mild redness and swelling, but this is temporary and will not prevent you from resuming your everyday activities.

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