According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15.6 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2020 alone, and of those cosmetic procedures, 234,374 of them were facelifts. However, while there’s no questioning the popularity of facelifts, they aren’t for everyone. The recovery is long and often painful, they aren’t without their risks, and the procedure is quite expensive. The average cost of a facelift is $8,005, and that price doesn’t even include anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related expenses.
Luckily, there’s another way to provide your patients with the dramatic results of a facelift without all of the hullabaloo. Treatment with an Ultherapy machine is significantly less expensive (Ultherapy costs $2,625 on average), and highly effective at lessening wrinkles, reducing the appearance of jowls, lifting droopy eyelids and eyebrows, and overall, increasing the skin’s elasticity. The best part? That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits an Ultherapy machine can offer.
How Does An Ultherapy Machine Work?
We’ve heard of using surgery to lift skin, and we’ve heard of using light to lift the skin, but what about using sound energy? Ultherapy machines do exactly that. Using micro-focused ultrasound, Ultherapy devices generate a thermal effect deep beneath the skin. This stimulates the dermis causing it to produce new collagen, which in turn, leads to firmer, smoother skin. The applicator can apply this heat energy to different depths, giving it the ability to affect muscle, skin, and superficial wrinkles.
Laser Treatments vs. Ultherapy
Now, you might be wondering if this technology is really all that different from laser therapies, but let us assure you, it is. To start, Ultherapy employs traditional ultrasound imaging techniques, allowing practitioners to see the exact layers of tissue they are targeting, helping to ensure that heat is delivered to the areas where it will best benefit the patient. In addition, an Ultherapy machine can penetrate a full 5 millimeters beneath the skin, which is much deeper than lasers. This allows the device to reach the specialized structures where most collagen production takes place in the second layer of muscles under the facial muscles.
Is Ultherapy Safe?
When deciding if you should invest in a skin tightening device, one of the first things you’ll likely want to know is if it’s safe. With an Ultherapy machine, there’s no question that it is. The underlying ultrasound technology has been used within the medical field for over 50 years, and Ultherapy itself was FDA approved in 2009 for noninvasive eyebrow lifts, noninvasive neck and submental area (under the chin) lifts, and to improve lines and wrinkles of the décolletage (chest area). The treatment is currently being offered in over 75 different countries, and as of today, over 1.5 million Ultherapy procedures have been performed.
What Can Patients Expect?
Ultherapy is one of the easiest, most effective skin-tightening treatments you can offer your patients. There’s no preparation required before the procedure (besides removing any makeup), and after the fact, patients can immediately resume normal activities without any post-treatment restrictions. While some patients experience mild flushing, swelling, tingling, or tenderness, these side effects are temporary and typically resolve themselves within a few hours.
The practitioner will start the procedure by cleansing the skin, then they’ll apply the ultrasound gel and use the applicator to visualize the underlying tissue with the device’s imaging feature. This allows them to specify exactly where energy should be sent in order to best treat the patient. Then, the actual Ultherapy procedure can begin. The process is pain-free, although patients may feel a slight heating sensation, and is relatively short. Face and neck treatments typically last around 60-90 minutes, and the upper chest area takes about half an hour.
While the Ultherapy treatment process is quick and easy for patients, the results are truly spectacular. Most patients begin noticing a difference within a few days (depending on their body’s unique ability to produce collagen), and improvements continue for up to three months. The best part? Unlike many cosmetic skin tightening procedures, it only takes one treatment session to see an improvement, and after 90 days, a staggering 67% of patients were either satisfied or very satisfied with the results.
Invest In An Ultherapy Machine Today!
By harnessing the power of ultrasound technology, Ultherapy devices are able to offer safe, hyper-targeted treatments that give visible results in just one session; between the relatively low cost, painless experience, and impressive results Ultherapy can offer your patients, there’s no better time for your medspa or dermatology practice to invest in an Ultherapy machine.
That being said, you’ll want to choose who you purchase one from with care – not all cosmetic device resellers can be trusted. All too often, these companies will claim to have a machine in stock when in reality, they don’t. You might get the device you ordered, but it’s not uncommon for a completely different machine, a broken machine, or no machine at all to show up instead.
Laser Resellers doesn’t play that game. When you order a cosmetic device from us, you can rest assured that you’ll get exactly what you purchased. We only advertise products that we currently have in stock on our website so you never have to worry about a bait and switch, and we provide maintenance to every device we sell to ensure they are in perfect working condition when they arrive. So, if you’re searching for a high-quality cosmetic device, and you aren’t looking to get duped by a sleazy reseller, check out our inventory, or request a quote today!