What You Should Know
You’ve lost a ton of weight and you’re left with this hanging skin on your face and neck. You are not ready for a facelift, but you do want to tighten up that skin to create a more even, youthful look. Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to promote collagen growth. According to the website, it takes just one treatment (up to 90 minutes in length) to start the growth process. Over the next few months collagen grows and skin tightens. Ultherapy cannot be used for lifting large areas of the body like arms, legs and abdomen, but it can address hanging skin on the face and neck.
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- Ultrasound therapy for loose skin.
If you are looking for an FDA-approved treatment for loose skin, Ultherapy is a viable option. The therapy is designed to treat smaller areas not commonly treatable with larger cellulite reduction and skin-tightening procedures. The before and after photos on the Ultherapy site show great progress over the three to six months after just one in-office visit. The pictures do not show a drastic change like that associated with a facelift, but there is clearly a reduction in fine lines and loose neck skin in every patient pictured on the website.
Ultherapy is not a weight loss solution, but it can help dieters tighten skin after they’ve already achieved weight loss. There are no pictures of overweight people in the before and after gallery. We doubt the process will work if there is cellulite trapped beneath the skin. All of the before and after pictures appear to be of people of normal weight with loose skin.
- May tighten loose skin.
- Before and after pictures show reduction in fine lines and neck tightening.
- Will not promote weight loss.
- The process may not work on overweight or obese patients.
Ultherapy is the after treatment for dieters who have successfully lost weight. Hanging, loose skin can leave the face looking older or aged; a common side effect of weight loss. Ultherapy is an FDA-approved procedure that is pain-free and non-invasive. We were impressed with the before and after photos, but this procedure is not likely to be covered by most insurance plans so the patient will likely have to pay out of pocket. If you are looking for a weight loss or cellulite reduction system, Ultherapy is not the procedure for you. Ultherapy focuses on the face and neck not the problem areas commonly affected by cellulite.