Ultherapy is the new generation facelift. With no need for surgery, it offers a safe alternative to a standard facelift, with results that are just as good. Here’s everything you need to know about Ultherapy in Glasgow.
What Is It?
Ultherapy is an alternative form of a facelift, this method is non-surgical and is used to reduce the appearance of ageing by tightening wrinkles and reducing sagging on the face, neck and chest.
How Does It Work
It uses ultrasound technology at the perfect temperature to help regenerate the lost collagen in the face and neck. The heat used effects the affected areas on three different levels, including;
- Superficial wrinkles
the heat from the ultrasound helps stimulate the collagen and tighten the elastic tissue that causes wrinkling, sagging and drooping in old age.
Preparing for Treatment
Due to its non-surgical nature, minimal preparation is required for Ultherapy in Glasgow. Regular activity such as eating, drinking and exercise can all be maintained right up until the procedure and can be resumed directly after.
All makeup and skin care products should be removed from the face prior to the treatment. Check with your practitioner, but usually anti-inflammatory and pain relief medication can usually be taken before the procedure. If you do take medication beforehand that affects your ability to drive, then ensure you are able to arrange to get picked up from the clinic.
The clinician will clean the area that will be effected to remove any excess oils. They will then apply ultrasound gel to the area. The technician will then set the Ultherapy device to the appropriate setting. The areas that are being targeted will then be met with ultrasound energy. Quick, intermittent feelings of heat and tingling might be felt during the treatment.
The procedure can last up to 90 minutes depending on the treatment and treatment area.
The most usual treatment areas, as mentioned above, are the face, neck and chest. Other areas can also be targeted and custom treatment plans can be made for each individuals wants and needs.
Risks and Side Effects
There are next to no side effects when it comes to Ultherapy treatment. Any feeling of heat or tingling will usually go away pretty quickly after treatment.
The skin that has been treated can sometimes become red and flushed in the few hours after the treatment. Tingling, swelling and tenderness may still occur for a short time after the procedure.
In very rare cases, some bruising and numbness may occur, but this will usually go away within a few days after treatment.
What to Expect
After receiving Ultherapy in Glasgow (or anywhere else), you should be able to resume normal activities straight away. Due to the non-surgical nature of the treatment, there is no downtime required after it.
Results from the procedure should start to appear in as little as a few days after treatment, but this will be dependent on your bodies ability to produce collagen.
The results will normally improve for up to three months after the procedure and results will last for as long as your body continues to produce collagen.
The natural ageing process will slowly begin to take over again and more treatment will be needed at this time to maintain results.