How Often Should you Get Ultherapy Treatments?

Do you wish you could tighten your skin a bit? Do you wish you could improve the health and appearance of your skin without undergoing surgery? At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we may have the perfect skin tightening treatment for you. Today, we’re taking a closer look at Ultherapy, answering some of the most frequently asked questions about the FDA-approved skin rejuvenation treatment. Here’s everything you need to know.

How Often Should You Get Ultherapy Treatments?

As a general rule of thumb, you should get Ultherapy treatments every 5.5 years. This is because it can take anywhere from four to six months for the final results to become apparent, and the final results will last for approximately 60 months.

There are only a couple of exceptions to the general rule of thumb that you should come in every 5.5 years for treatment. You may benefit from coming in annually if you are worried about hyperpigmentation. Also, you may benefit from coming in every 2.5 years or so if your problems are severe due to advanced age and very poor skin health.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need to See My Ideal Results?

Even though it takes four to six months to see your final results, you may want to come in for an evaluation three to four weeks after your first treatment session. At this point, we will be able to tell whether one treatment session was enough for you to achieve your ideal results. Usually, clients only need one treatment session to achieve the skin tightening results they desire.

What Areas Can Be Targeted With This Treatment?

You can target just about any area that has loose skin with this treatment. People usually seek this revolutionary skin tightening treatment when the lower region of their face starts to sag. However, it can also be used to tighten loose skin in such areas as the:

  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Lower legs
  • Midface
  • Upper face
  • Thighs

 

What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?

You should expect your treatment session to start with a gentle cleansing of your skin in the treatment area. Then, an ultrasound gel will be applied to your skin. Once we have applied the special gel, we will use the FDA-approved Ulthera device to gently warm your skin. When you start to feel your skin warming, you will know that the special device is delivering ultrasound energy to your skin’s foundational layer.

People often report that this gentle treatment feels like a hot stone massage, enjoyable and relaxing. It is not painful or uncomfortable at all. You should also expect to feel refreshed once your treatment is complete.

How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?

Generally, this treatment takes between half an hour and 1.5 hours to finish depending on the scope of your goals. For example, you can expect to have a 30-minute treatment if you are only targeting your chest. Your session will take closer to 1.5 hours if you are treating your lower face, chest, and neck.

What Factors Affect How Long the Results of My Treatment Will Last?

There are many factors that affect how long the results of your treatment will last. Most of the time, skin laxity is caused by the natural aging process. The older you become, the slower your skin produces essential proteins and fibers, like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Eventually, your skin starts to break these essential supportive structures down faster than they are replenished. This means the skin starts to sag, wrinkle, and show other signs of aging.

Since your skin produces collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid at a greater rate when you are younger, the younger you are, the longer your results will last. However, there are factors you can change that will extend the longevity of your results. For instance, you can help your results last longer by taking steps to ensure your collagen remains as healthy and plentiful as possible, like:

  • Staying hydrated
  • Wearing sunscreen
  • Eating nutritiously
  • Exercising regularly

 

Is This Treatment Safe?

Yes, Ultherapy is absolutely safe for individuals who are considered good candidates for this treatment. In fact, there have been numerous independent clinical trials that have determined this treatment is definitely safe. The FDA has reviewed these clinical trial results and created a list of people this treatment is safe and effective for.

There is no need for incisions. Also, there are no synthetic chemicals being administered beneath the surface of your skin. Finally, you can feel confident that this treatment is safe because it is based on the same ultrasound technology that has been used for over five decades to capture images inside the wombs of pregnant women. If it is safe enough for pregnant women, it is probably safe enough for you.

What Can I Expect After My Skin Tightening Treatment Is Over?

Once your skin tightening treatment is complete, you can expect to get back to your usual routine as soon as your post-treatment recovery steps have been reviewed. Fortunately, due to the very gentle nature of this treatment, you don’t have to worry about your skin being red, irritated, or peeling. You can go straight back to work without anyone knowing you had an anti-aging treatment.

Will I Qualify for This Treatment?

You will probably qualify for this treatment if you are worried about the way your sagging skin looks. Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, there are no strict health requirements. We will verify your candidacy for this treatment during your initial evaluation by discussing your aesthetic goals, talking about your current health and health history, and discussing the drugs and supplements you are currently taking.

We will also talk about what to expect before, during, and after your skin tightening session to help you figure out whether this is the best skin tightening treatment for you. If you are deemed to be a good fit for this skin tightening treatment, we will answer any and all questions you have about it. Here’s a closer look at some of the benefits both younger and older candidates can expect.

Benefits for Clients Who Are Younger

Remember, a reduction in elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid production is a natural side effect of the aging process. Typically, this reduction rate doesn’t occur until you are 20 to 25 years of age. The results of this production slowdown don’t become apparent until you are between 25 and 30. If you first get an Ultherapy session when you are in your late 20s or early 30s, you will easily find yourself aging gracefully.

If you get this treatment as soon as you notice aging signs, your signs of aging will be reversed because your skin will start producing extra collagen in response to the treatment. You can confidently expect your youthful visage to remain for roughly five to 5.5 years. However, you won’t just erase the signs of aging. You will seriously slow down the skin aging process.

Benefits for Clients Who Are Older

Clients who are older significantly benefit from this gentle, dramatic anti-aging treatment. This is because the results of invasive anti-aging procedures only last between five and 15 years. Unfortunately, older people may not be healthy enough to undergo an invasive skin tightening procedure. Also, it is important to note that the older you are, the sooner you will need a follow-up procedure.

If you’re in your 50s or 60s, you may need a couple of treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. However, you can expect your ultrasound-based therapy results to last for roughly 2.5 years. While it may sound like a bad deal to get a treatment that provides results that last half as long as surgery, there is no downtime required after this treatment. On the other hand, six to eight weeks of recovery are required after expensive surgery.

Discover Today Whether This Treatment Is Right for You

If you feel concerned about loose skin, there is a good chance you will qualify for Ultherapy. However, the only way to determine for sure whether this treatment is right for you is to come in for an initial evaluation. Whether you need one or two sessions to achieve your desired results, you can feel confident this treatment will improve the health of your skin. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your appointment and learn more.