Is Ultherapy Worth The Pain?

Ultherapy has generated quite a bit of buzz over the past few years. This is because it is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure which uses ultrasound to stimulate collagen production. Below is a description of the procedure.

How it works

Ultherapy, done in our Issaquah & Bellevue offices, is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that triggers the body's own regenerative response to tightening the skin around the brows, neck and lower face. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the chest, to tighten the jowls, and even to treat fine lines around the eyes, with absolutely no downtime.

According to Ulthera, the company that introduced Ultherapy, the procedure can’t be compared to lasers, radiofrequency or surgery, or other aesthetic services at Vivaa. This is because the ultrasound bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of energy at the right depths and the right temperature. When this energy is delivered, it triggers a natural response under the skin, which jumpstarts the regenerative process that produces new collagen.

On average, Ultherapy treatment lasts for sixty to ninety minutes. It may be longer depending on how many breaks are taken. The results of the procedure are not as fast as one has to wait for about three or so months before you can notice any change. On the other hand, they are lasting results as the effects of the procedure last up to two years.

Patients may be advised to take pain medication prior to the procedure. Most patients have found that oral medication has lessened the pain, and reduced the discomfort one is under when the procedure is under way.

Is it worth it?

Yes. If you can live with a little temporary discomfort, Ultherapy is a lifesaver as it can make you look five years younger.

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Dr. Sidhu
Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

Author - Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

SPECIALTIES: Percutaneous aneurysm repair, endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease, treatment for varicose veins, open vascular surgical procedures, deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism treatment and aesthetic services.