Skin is one of the most affected areas of the human body when it comes to aging. The process can start in forties and within a few years, the signs can become very obvious. It starts with fine lines and wrinkles and ends with sagginess of the skin. Saggy skin gives an appearance of a tired person as the skin hangs loosely.
While some people try nothing to correct the problem, others are more proactive and try different options. Some years back, surgical facelift was the only viable option. That has, however, changed and there are quite a few noninvasive treatment options as well that can help in this regard. Ultherapy is one of these treatments which is making a lot of waves around the globe for its effectiveness.
Like the rest of the world, the demand for Ultherapy is quite high in Gulf Region. Along with resident of UAE, Dubai Laser Treatment is getting many clients from neighboring countries as well for this particular procedure. Oman is one of the top names on the list. Currently, a skincare facility in Oman is being planned. While the facility is established, our respected guests from Oman can continue to get treated at our facilities located in Dubai.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an FDA approved noninvasive treatment for the correction of laxity of the skin. It brings to use ultrasound waves to correct the factors causing sagging skin. The treatment has no ill bearings on the patient which makes it a much sought after treatment around the globe.
How does it work?
In order to correct the sagging skin, the ultrasound waves are set at specific frequencies for the purpose of bypassing the top layers of the skin and work at a deeper level. Upon reaching the deeper layers, the sound energy is converted into heat energy which helps in providing ideal conditions for the production of structural proteins elastin and collagen.
These two proteins are critical for the skin to remain naturally elastic and supple. Often the levels of these two dwindle in the skin due to the pollution in the environment as well as the damage caused by the exposure to the sun. With the improvement in the levels of these two, the skin starts regaining its younger look and sagginess goes away.
Interesting, the treatment only uses sound waves to achieve the desired results. No other serums or creams of any kind are used in the treatment to help in this process.
Does Ultherapy cause pain?
The treatment is more or less free from sensation of pain and discomfort. To remove whatever discomfort might be there, cooling gels are applied prior to the start of the Ultherapy procedure. Some doctors also blow cool air during the treatment with the help of a handheld device to make it even more comfortable.
How long does a session last?
The time taken to complete a session can be anywhere from about twenty minutes to an hour and a half. It largely depends upon the area that is being treated. If some lines on the face are being treated, they will not take long. However, if you are treating a larger area of the body, it can take quite a bit.
How many sessions are needed?
To remove sagging skin, the number of sessions needed is generally around five to six. It is not a universal rule though and this number can go both up and down depending upon the condition of the given person. Factors such as the extent of the skin laxity and how well a person responds to the treatment also play a part in the process.
Most people experience itching in the treated are for some time. Redness and swelling are also quite common which can last for up to 48 hours. It is not uncommon to develop tenderness to touch after a treatment. These side effects do not need any treatment though application of a cold pack can help in getting rid of them in a rapid manner.
Many people end up developing photosensitivity for a few days after the treatment. Some precautions are important to protect the skin from getting damaged at this stage. These steps include avoidance of going out in the sun during peak hours, applying generous amounts of sunscreen when stepping out during the day and wearing hats the cover a large surface area.
Ultherapy is considered to be a lunch time procedure as there is no downtime associated with it. A person can get treated and once the session is over, he or she can get back to work without needing to take any time off. It is, however, advisable that you get the first session done around the weekend so that you can see if your skin reacts in any manner.
Are the results instant?
The results take time to show since they are directly associated with the buildup of collagen and elastin in the skin. This process takes time and it can be several weeks before the final results are obtained. Some improvement can be seen right away after the treatment session.
How long do the results last?
The improvement in the skin can last a fair bit of time. For this purpose, it is important that good care of the skin taken. This can be done by avoiding too much of sun, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ensuring that you consume a balanced diet.
Can surgical facelift be replaced by Ultherapy?
There are two aspects of the treatment. The first is the results it offers. The results are quite fantastic but not the same as a surgical facelift which is a surgical procedure. The improvement obtained through Ultherapy is more than just acceptable for most people.
The second element is the risk factor. Surgical procedures carry several risks including chances of scarring and serious infections and the story is no different in surgical facelifts. There is also a long downtime after such procedures. Ultherapy is a lunchtime procedure that does not pose any of the above mentioned risks. Since it is noninvasive, a person can be certain of not having to go through a tough time after the treatment.
Keeping all the pros and cons in mind, Ultherapy is a safer and more practical option. It has lesser risk associated with it and the results it gives are more than just satisfactory.
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