Over the years, the collagen and elastin content of the skin decreases. This causes the tissue to become flabbier and lose firmness. Typical effects on the face include sunken eyebrows, the formation of wrinkles (especially nasolabial folds and marionette lines), and loss of contour on the chin and neck. Many patients are bothered by these signs of aging and wish to regain their firm skin appearance. However, they do not want to undergo a surgical procedure in the course of a facelift – because they do not want to expose themselves to the usual surgical and anesthetic risks, are afraid of pain, a “mask-like” result or because the costs are too high for them. In our private practice for dermatology and aesthetics in Munich, we offer a gentle alternative to the scalpel: Ultherapy, a non-invasive treatment without chemicals, with which we can lift your skin from the deeper layers of the skin using ultrasound. How the method works and what experiences patients have had with Ultherapy are explained below.
Ultherapy: treatment with specially focused ultrasound waves
Ultherapy is an innovative anti-aging method that works without surgery or the use of chemical substances or other active ingredients.
It works with ultrasound. You are probably already familiar with this from one or another medical examination – however, here the energy of the ultrasound waves is low and the impulses are short. The waves are scattered and reflected to different degrees in your body. From the echo of the body to the ultrasound waves, a picture of the inside of your body is created.
But ultrasound can do much more! The use of stronger ultrasound waves with more energy and prolonged, specially focused pulses can cause positive reactions from your skin.
With ultherapy we reach the connective tissue layer that is treated during a facelift
With Ultherapy, the energy reaches deeper layers of the skin, up to 4.5 mm. Thus, the ultrasound affects the so-called SMAS, the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system. This is a connective tissue muscle layer in the subcutis and the actual connective tissue holding apparatus of the skin. The SMAS is treated during a surgical facelift.
By treating this layer with Ultherapy (we pass the ultrasound head of the device several times over the areas to be treated, e.g. on your face), the micro-focused ultrasound energy heats your tissue. As a result, the connective tissue contracts and valuable collagen stimulation occurs. So, as your body’s natural reaction to the therapy, fresh and new collagen is created. Your skin becomes firmer and stronger again.
Advantages of ultrasound treatment with ultherapy
- Your body is not stressed and your skin remains undamaged.
- The effect improves more and more as it unfolds slowly over a period of several months.
- With ultherapy we stimulate your deep skin layers to regenerate.
- The procedure stimulates natural collagen production.
- We can use it to tighten your skin and achieve a significant lifting effect.
- With ultrasound lifting, we can optimally treat a sagging cheek, chin or neck area. We can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and lift the eyebrows with it. We can also reduce wrinkles/slackening on the neck and décolleté with Ultherapy.
- After the treatment you will be socially ready again immediately. You do not have to take it easy. The skin may be a little sensitive, but it is not a problem to put on makeup again.
Ultherapy experiences: this is how patients evaluate ultrasound lifting
When patients are interested in a treatment, they are first and foremost curious about what others say who have already tried the treatment. Users of ultrasound lifting are countless – hence many Ultherapy experiences.
Women and men generally describe the treatment process as not unpleasant. The ultrasound treatment feels on the skin like tingling or a slight prickling and tingling sensation, but this is not “bad” and is quite bearable. For some, the ultrasound is a bit painful – but this can be remedied by taking a painkiller.
In many cases, something can already be seen after the first treatment – some patients have the feeling that they have already been “padded up” a bit. Above all, they praise the fact that the final result does not appear immediately and you look like you have changed from one day to the next, but that it occurs slowly and gradually. In this way, it is not so obvious to outsiders that one has “had something done”.
Patients are happy about how rested and fresh they look after Ultherapy. They receive many compliments on their appearance, but the result is very natural. They share in their experiences that their face looks much more defined in profile again.
Ultherapy munich: ultrasound lifting by dr. Pavicic
We offer the innovative ultrasound treatment for more beautiful and tighter skin in our practice in Munich. Dr. Tatjana Pavicic is an expert in the field of Ultherapy.
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