Advancing age and a couple of other factors such as sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle habits tend to accelerate skin aging resulting in the appearance of dull, loose, and wrinkled skin. Although surgery may restore your skin’s youthful firmness, the invasiveness and high costs of a surgical procedure discourage many.
Enter Ultherapy. This minimally invasive treatment was recently approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for firming up loose skin above the brows, under the chin, and the neck. In a nutshell, it’s like a facelift minus the downtime of surgery!
At Matsuda Dermatology, an increasing number of patients have shown interest in Ultherapy. However, we have also noticed that several of those who are considering Ultherapy are hesitant to do so because of the following myths:
Ultherapy involves a lot of pain.
While Ultherapy is not pain-free, the Matsuda Dermatology clinic employs the newest Ultherapy technology for optimum results and reduced discomfort. Furthermore, topical anesthesia may be employed before the procedure for minimal pain.
Any skin care professional can perform Ultherapy.
Many first-time patients tend to shop around for providers who offer Ultherapy at a lesser cost. But not all Ultherapy providers are created equal. Desired outcomes from Ultherapy are not dependent on the procedure itself but rather the skill and finesse of the provider. By and large, the ideal Ultherapy provider should have extensive knowledge of facial and neck anatomy as well as a fine sense of aesthetics.
Multiple Ultherapy sessions are needed to achieve desired outcomes.
Most of the time, the skin tightening effects of Ultherapy can be achieved with just a single treatment. Improvements in skin elasticity may be noticed right after the procedure but full results will be apparent between two to three months post-Ultherapy.
One of the advantages of Ultherapy is it can be employed alongside other non-invasive treatments such as laser resurfacing and injectables. Call 808-949-7568 today to set up an appointment!