Ultherapy is a procedure that Dr. Sofonio offers to people looking for a non-surgical procedure that leverages the body’s own healing process. The procedure can lift, tone, and rejuvenate the skin using an FDA-cleared ultrasound device, which can stimulate and encourage the body’s own healing and regenerative properties.
Ultherapy is one of the more popular procedures right now, owing to a number of benefits it provides. These include:
- Non-Invasive – since it only uses ultrasound, the procedure does not require any surgery and is therefore a boon to patients who are scared of the scalpel.
- Mild But Effective – owing to the lack of surgery, Ultherapy is mild enough that it can be performed on people with sensitive skin or those who cannot undergo traditional surgery, such as the elderly or those with existing skin injury.
- Fast Recovery – patients who are so busy that they cannot afford lengthy recovery time should opt for Ultherapy. The procedure itself only takes a single session only requires less than an hour, so there is no recovery time.
How it Differs From Laser Treatment
Unlike laser surgery, Ultherapy does not penetrate the skin from the outside. Instead, the ultrasound bypasses the skin surface and targets the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. The procedure is really just a variation of the ultrasound imaging procedure used on expecting mothers.
As mentioned earlier, Ultherapy is done in roughly the same amount of time you would need to take a lunchbreak. And since it does not penetrate the skin, there is no special treatment needed after the procedures. The procedure does not leave any mark outside of the skin appearing flushed, but this redness should disappear within a few hours.
Some of the rare extreme cases result in slight swelling and tenderness, but these effects are not debilitating nor are they visible during a casual glance. These side effects will disappear in a couple of days and will not hinder a patient from his or her daily routines.
Additionally, Dr. Sofonio is a patient-focused plastic surgeon who will work closely with you after the procedure, so anything out of the norm will receive appropriate remedy.
What Can You Expect From an Ultherapy Treatment
After an Ultherapy session with Dr. Sofonio, you can expect your tired skin to be stimulated. It will start producing fresh new collagen, which will result in a gradual tightening and lifting of the skin. These all culminates in a skin that is more youthful and toned.