Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure offered by Dr. Sofonio to residents of Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, CA. This new procedure for the face uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin.With Ultherapy, there’s no recovery time and no extreme or radical change; just a healthy renewal under the surface that is noticeable on the outside.
With Ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single, 30-60 minute in-office procedure with Dr. Sofonio. You may notice a short-term enhancement but the natural renewal process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time.
The FDA-cleared device used in the procedure utilizes the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift without disturbing the surface of the skin.
Unlike laser treatments, which penetrate the skin from the outside, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, specifically targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy actually works from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively.
In some ways, Ultherapy is just like an ultrasound imaging procedure that expectant mothers may receive. A smooth handpiece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. This allows your practitioner to see where they will treat your skin.
Ultherapy Post-Treatment Care
There are no special measures you need to take. You can immediately return to your daily routine. Your skin may appear flushed immediately after your treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days, or tingling/tenderness to the touch for a few weeks following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature. There is the possibility for other less common post-procedural effects, such as temporary small areas of bruising or numbness, and other rare effects which your physician will review with you.
Your skin’s response to this treatment performed by Dr. Sofonio is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual liftingor shiftingof the skin back into a more youthful position and form-fitting shape.