Ultherapy® Offers Dramatic Results with Minimal Recovery
Many patients begin to notice that the facial skin loses elasticity and becomes affected by fine lines and wrinkles as early as the 30s. While these initial signs of aging may not warrant dramatic, surgical treatment, most individuals do not want to settle for an appearance that makes them look aged beyond their years. Fortunately, non-invasive treatments can offer patients effective results in order to rejuvenate the face without invasive treatments that require lengthy recovery periods. Ultherapy® improves the tone and texture of the skin around the eyes, face, chin, and neck, to give patients the more youthful appearance they desire, all while allowing patients to avoid surgery and the extensive recovery that goes along with it. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna discusses Ultherapy® recovery with our Minnesota, MN patients, along with the type of results they can expect from this revolutionary treatment.
Ultherapy® is a non-invasive solution for patients who have begun to notice that the skin around the face, chin, or neck is showing signs of aging. Conditions that can be addressed through Ultherapy® treatment include mildly loose skin, sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. During Ultherapy® treatment, a handheld instrument is passed over the treatment area, delivering ultrasound energy. This ultrasound energy reaches beneath the skin to stimulate the natural production of collagen. Treatment typically takes between one to two hours, and results in only minimal discomfort for the patient.
Recovering from Ultherapy®
Because Ultherapy® is completely non-invasive, recovery is virtually non-existent. There are no incisions made during treatment and most patients report no pain, or only the mildest discomfort. In the majority of cases, patients are able to return to work or other regular activities almost immediately after treatment.
Side effects of Ultherapy® are also minimal. Patients may continue to feel slight discomfort around the treatment area for a few hours after treatment. Any discomfort that is felt should easily be managed by the use of over-the-counter pain medication. It is also common for the skin to appear slightly red for a few hours after treatment. This redness is not severe and can be likened to the appearance of a mild sunburn. Few patients may also notice a slight swelling of the skin around the treatment area. Again, all of these potential side effects are mild and usually dissipate within a few hours after treatment.
Ultherapy® works by stimulating the production of collagen to give the skin a fuller and more lifted appearance. While some patients may begin to see improvement in the condition of the skin within a few weeks after treatment, it often takes around two to three months for the full effects of treatment to develop. The results of treatment will vary slightly for each patient, but most will see a dramatic improvement in the tone of the skin, as well as significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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If you want to improve the tone and texture of your skin, but are reluctant to undergo plastic surgery, Dr. Gregory T. Mesna can help you explore some non-invasive alternatives. Dr. Mesna offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments that allow patients to enhance their natural beauty without surgical intervention. To learn more about these treatment options, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.