There have been recent innovations in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. These treatments can help achieve great results. Toronto Ultherapy is one such treatment. It makes use of ultrasound waves to tighten and lift the skin on the neck, chin and brow. Approved by the FDA and Health Canada, it can be considered a non-surgical facelift. Ultherapy helps in the stimulation of collagen production which leads to skin tightening. If curious about this treatment, we are here to tell you all about it. This will help you to make an informed decision about the same.

Is the treatment painful?

When planning to undergo any cosmetic treatment, one of the first things that come to mind is how painful it will be. The recent innovations in Ultherapy have made the procedure more comfortable. The tolerance varies from patient to patient. There might be some discomfort during the delivery of the ultrasound waves, but it is tolerable. During the treatment, the sensations experienced are temporary. To ensure your comfort premedication will be provided and a topical numbing agent can also be used. Most patients have described the procedure as being bearable.

What makes Ultherapy a unique treatment?

Multiple non-surgical treatments have gained popularity. What makes Ultherapy stand out is that it enables the production of collagen in the deeper skin layers which are usually only accessible during a facelift. As deeper layers are targeted and collagen production takes a while, you will begin to see results in about 3 to 6 months. The treatment is usually about an hour long with no downtime. While the treatment is going on, you will be able to see the area being targeted using ultrasound imaging.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with it?

Ultherapy is a safe treatment. You might experience slight redness for about an hour after the treatment. A very small number of patients also experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch. These effects are mild and temporary.

Who is a good candidate for the procedure?

For one to be a good candidate for the procedure, there should be some laxity to the skin. It could be looking a bit loose or feeling less firm. The procedure is a great option for targeting the first signs of “maturing” skin. Loose skin under the neck and chin, can also be treated through Ultherapy. Those who are usually in their 30s or above with mild to moderate skin laxity are good candidates for the treatment. Though it can target the deep layers of the skin which is usually accessible through surgery, it is not a replacement for a surgical face lift.

Book an appointment

If Ultherapy is on your mind, it is time to undergo a consultation. Speaking to a specialist will help you understand how the treatment works and what it can do for you. It is also a great time to raise any concerns you might have.

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