The formation of lines, wrinkles, bags and jowls is a natural part of the ageing process, but for those looking to freshen their appearance, there is a way to keep those signs of time’s march, at bay. Clinics providing Ultherapy in London can help lift and tighten those particular parts of your face to keep you looking younger for longer.

If this has caught your attention so far, here’s a brief beginner’s guide to London Ultherapy.

What is Ultherapy?

Although it may sound like science fiction, this treatment is grounded in fact, as it uses a sophisticated ultrasound system that sends waves of sound under the skin. Over time this creates what’s known as a ‘thermal warming’ effect under the epidermis layer which then stimulates the production of collagen and elastin proteins.

Why these are important is because they are what your body naturally produces to keep your skin firm and taut against the muscles of your face and as we get older this elasticity can start to give. So encouraging your skin to produce these two proteins should have the desired effect of creating a firming or tightening of the targeted areas. 

A brief history

Ultherapy was created by Ulthera, a global medical device company that was founded in 2004 and pioneers the aesthetics and uses of medically based applications through its ultrasound therapy tech platform. Their Ultherapy device, that’s widely used in most modern clinics, was cleared for use by the FDA in 2012 and is regarded as one of the main energy-based medical devices to use for lifting the skin to improve its appearance.

 The treatment process

The actual procedure itself is not complicated and on average you can expect a session to take around an hour or so to complete, which makes it easily accommodated, balancing it against a busy schedule.

Generally, patients go through a consultation meeting before the clinic’s team will use the ultrasound machine to heat the targeted layers of skin on your body, to produce the desired de-ageing results that you are after. 

When to expect results

A fairly common question to have about any treatment is how long it will take until results start to show. With Ultherapy you can generally expect a lifting and re-tightening of the skin to start to show a few months after each treatment, so it’s relatively short when compared to other treatments, plus the results are well worth the wait.

Safety concerns

Because the treatment does involve using ultrasound it is only natural for patients to have concerns about their personal safety. In the case of Ultherapy though you have nothing to worry about as ultrasound technology has been around for 50 plus years and the modern machines, especially those used in this therapy, are all strictly regulated and FDA approved before use.

Hopefully, this has helped clear up any questions or queries regarding this unique sonic treatment that enables your skin to look younger for longer. For further information about Ultherapy or to schedule a consultation, get in touch with the team at your local cosmetic skin clinic.