Ultherapy is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment that uses radio frequency to reach the deepest layers of the skin. The heating of the inner layers stimulates blood flow to the facial skin and boosts collagen production. This is a very special treatment that can be done once in a few months.
The results? Younger, wrinkle free skin.
At this point of your journey maybe you have decided that Ultherapy is something you would like to try.
Probably the most common question that pops up in our practice is:
What are the side effects of this treatment?
Today we will help you with the answer by providing full information about the post-treatment skin condition.
1. Skin redness
Ultherapy is a treatment that uses radio frequency to heat up the deeper layers of the skin. The most natural consequence after doing ultherapy is to experience redness for a few days. Usually this particular discomfort is gone by the second day after the procedure.
Unfortunately painless skin tightening treatment doesn’t exist. Professionals say that you should feel it. If you feel it – it is working. Please, have in mind that the pain is completely tolerabale.
Sometimes if a patient experiences a very bad toothache the pain can intensify. This happens if we place the device on the jaw line. In other cases the pain feels like an increased sensitivity.
The treatment doesn’t cause bruising.
Immediately after the treatment you might feel your skin swell. This may last for a few days and it’s absolutely normal. As new tissue builds up the area retains liquid and this results in swelling. When the healing process is over the skin goes back to normal and looks much better than before the treatment.
Some practitioners perscribe meds for inflammation but most patients reject the idea of taking pills. If meds are not for you a simple Aspirin can work wonders for you. Anyway – swelling is part of the healing process and means that Ultherapy is working.
4. Tingling sensation and tenderness
The most common side effect of Ultherapy is the tingling sensation or tenderness. It usually stays up to two weeks. It is not something that can affect your daily life. Just make sure to put numbing cream if the sensitivity bothers you. Again this is part of the healing process and means that tissue is recovering.
Not so common – numbness can be quite frightening to patients. It feels like 12 hours after an anaesthesia injected into your skin. Of course this lasts for a few days and it won’t paralyze you. You will be able to move all of your facial muscles and do all expressions you feel like. The numbness is felt only when you try to touch your skin.
This side is very temporary and garmless.
You don’t have to worry about side effects if your practitioner is certified and professional
Ultherapy is a very sophisticated treatment. The device is FDA approved and comepletely safe. Nonetheless damages can be done if your professional is not familiar with the device’s potential. Your therapist should be able to evaluate your skin condition. This will help with the choice of heat depth.
Here at 7 Derma Center you can find two wonderful specialists with more than 15 years of experience in Aesthetics. Olga Lelekova and Lyudmila Yaghorova are fully certified Ulthera practitioners. They precisely determine whether your skin is suitable for Ultherapy or not.
Make sure to learn more about Ultherapy on our FREE consultation. Call us now!