Ultherapy® for Men
What Is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that works to lift and tighten your skin naturally using ultrasound technology. Ultherapy® works for both men and women and not only targets deeper layers of skin tissue to improve your appearance but allows our cosmetic experts to see the layers of tissue that are being targeted to ensure a more precise treatment.
How Does Male Ultherapy® Work?
Ultherapy works, the same for men and women, by bypassing the surface of the skin and delivering ultrasound energy to the treatment area. This stimulates collagen production in the foundations of your skin. Ultherapy is often used to:
- Firm the brow, chin, neck, and chest
- Reduce lines and wrinkles
- Lift skin on the neck and eyebrows, and under the chin
Our cosmetic experts at Skintology will start with cleansing your skin. Next, ultrasound gel is applied to the targeted area, and the applicator is placed against the skin. Ultrasound imaging is used to see deep within your skin to determine the best placement of ultrasound energy. The ultrasound energy is then delivered beneath the surface of your skin.
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How Long Does An Ultherapy® For Men Treatment Take?
The Face and neck Ultherapy® treatments take about 60-90 minutes, while chest treatments take about 30 minutes.
Recovering From Ultherapy®
Your skin may appear flushed immediately following treatment, and you may experience slight swelling, tingling, tenderness, or bruising and numbness on small areas of skin. These effects are temporary and will subside within a day or so.
Why Does Offering Ultherapy® For Men Make Skintology Medical Spa Unique?
Ultherapy is one of the only non-invasive procedures cleared by the FDA for both men and women. It is also the only cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to allow our doctors to see deep layers of tissue during treatment in order to tailor where the ultrasound energy is targeted.
Benefits Of Ultherapy® For Men
Benefits of Ultherapy for men include:
- No needles or incisions
- No downtime following treatment
- A completely comfortable and non-invasive procedure
Is Ultherapy Safe For Men?
Ultherapy is a very safe treatment for men and women, it has been used in over half a million treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy has also been used in the medical field for more than 50 years.
Side Effects Of Ultherapy For Men
The side effects of Ultherapy® are the same for men and women. Some side effects include redness, slight swelling, and tenderness to the touch. These side effects should go away within a few hours.
How Does Ultherapy Stimulate Collagen Production?
Your body naturally produces collagen protein when you get a scrape or a cut. In youth, collagen production is consistently strong enough to ward off the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This slows down around age 25 and continues to decline with age. Studies have determined that collagen production can be stimulated in a few powerful ways. Ultherapy accomplishes this using micro-focused ultrasound energy. The energy of the targeted sound waves causes a thermal (heating) response in deep layers of tissue. The body sees this warming as an injury so sends collagen to the area to remodel "damaged" tissue. Because there is no true injury, the fresh new collagen that's produced works to firm and sculpt the skin and other superficial tissue.
How is Ultherapy Different from Other Cosmetic Treatments?
Ultherapy was developed in the early 2000s. We've had nearly 20 years to study and evaluate the results that this treatment can achieve. It's known as one of the first and finest non-surgical facial contouring procedures in recent history. Unlike other energy-based treatments at that time, such as laser skin resurfacing, Ultherapy utilizes ultrasound technology to reach deeper layers of tissue for more profound remodeling.
Similar to other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, Ultherapy is performed in the office without any systemic anesthesia. Your provider will apply a topical numbing medication prior to your procedure. This desensitizes the nerves in the area of focus but does not completely eliminate all sensation. Some areas of the face and neck can feel the absorption of the ultrasound energy more so than others. That said, there are no incisions, no needles, and no use of foreign objects or substances.
Is Ultherapy Comparable to a Facelift or Neck Lift?
Ultherapy has been described by some as a non-surgical alternative for a facelift or neck lift. We should say that, although this treatment can achieve impressive results, it cannot be compared to the long-term effects of surgery.
A surgical facelift or neck lift will most likely require general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon pulls the deep plane tissue into a more youthful shape. The new position is secured with special suturing techniques. The skin is laid back down over the secured subcutaneous tissue and muscle and the excess is trimmed. Incisions result in faint scarring around the ears and in other discreet areas. A few weeks of downtime is needed to overcome bruising, swelling, and pain, regardless of the type of face or neck lift you've had done. That said, the results of surgical facial rejuvenation are more dramatic, making you appear as much as a decade younger, and they last a decade or longer.
Ultherapy doesn't warrant any downtime. You may feel slightly sore or tender and may appear slightly flushed for a short time, but you should be able to go back to work and other light activities right away after your treatment. Due to the power of the focused ultrasound energy, you won't require follow-up treatment; one Ultherapy session is all it takes to achieve noticeable improvements. That said, the effects of Ultherapy last approximately two years, making it an efficient, yet shorter-lived, alternative to a surgical facelift or neck lift.
Why Choose Skintology MedSpa?
Our experts at Skintology MedSpa by Dr. Jennifer Walden understand that men often face different skin issues or desire to correct differnt areas than women do. While other cosmetic practices may recognize this as well, many only offer universal treatments. These treatments may work, but at our practice, we offer treatments that are specific to both men and women, so you can feel confident that you are getting the treatment that fits your unique needs. Plus, we focus on providing non-invasive, no-surgery treatments so you do not need to worry about scarring or recovery time. Contact us today to learn more, and to set up your consultation.