As collagen production slows and sun damage further increases collagen breakdown, the results start to show as loose skin that may cause the need for a surgical facelift. For those looking for alternatives to surgery, Ulthera, today’s strongest and most focused treatment for skin lifting and firming is the answer. Highly targeted ultrasound waves break down hydrogen bonds that cause the loss of “plump”, firmness or laxity of the skin by creating fibroblasts responsible for creating new collagen.
Ulthera is unique to other therapies such as Radio Frequency devices that simply provide “bulk heating” because Ulthera offers surgical precision as treatment is rendered to exact points where you need firming.
This FDA cleared (2009 for Non-Invasive Brow Lifting, 2012 for Non-Invasive Neck & Chin Lift, 2014 Improvement of Lines & Wrinkles on the Chest) treatment works by focusing ultrasound waves to precise, well-defined areas in dermal and subcutaneous tissue causing Thermal Coagulation Points (TCPs) resulting in molecular friction and heat which ultimately shrinks tissue for lifting and firming. Ulthera may be used to treat loose skin on the face, neck, chest, breasts, abdomen, knees, elbows, and essentially anywhere else that needs tissue “shrinkage” or reduction/lift.
Ulthera is able to treat at 1.5mm 3.0mm, and 4.5mm, distances not reached with other devices, which ultimately target dramatic skin lifting. Ulthera also treats at more severe temperatures which will result in more tissue denaturing and remodeling.