Visualization: To begin the treatment, the healthcare provider will first assess your skin and mark the areas to be treated. They may use ultrasound imaging to visualize the underlying structures and determine the optimal placement of the ultrasound energy.
Delivery of Ultrasound Energy: Once the treatment areas are identified, the provider applies a conductive gel to your skin. This gel helps the ultrasound energy to penetrate effectively. The Ultherapy device then delivers focused ultrasound energy to precise depths within the skin and underlying tissues.
Stimulation of Collagen Production: The ultrasound energy heats the targeted tissues, which triggers a natural wound-healing response in the body. This response stimulates the production of new collagen, a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. Collagen helps to tighten and lift the treated areas over time.
Real-time Monitoring: During the procedure, the provider may use ultrasound imaging to monitor the delivery of energy and ensure accurate treatment. This allows for real-time visualization of the layers being targeted and ensures the energy is delivered to the intended areas.
Gradual Results: After the treatment, the body’s natural healing process takes place. Over the following months, the newly generated collagen continues to strengthen and improve the skin’s elasticity, resulting in gradual lifting and tightening effects. The full results become visible within 2 to 3 months, although some individuals may see improvements earlier.