8 Common Myths About Ultherapy

Ultherapy is an amazing treatment, but there are a few misleading myths about what this treatment can or cannot do. We will be breaking down eight of the most common myths we have heard about Ultherapy so that you can be better prepared to choose the right treatment for your needs.

1. Ultherapy Melts Fat

Ultherapy only tightens loose skin and cannot melt fat. The Ultherapy technology is designed to deliver energy only to certain layers of the skin, not deep tissues where subcutaneous fat is stored.

2. You Have to Change Your Diet

Although it is important to maintain a nutritious diet, changing your diet after Ultherapy will not impact the effectiveness of your Ultherapy treatment.

3. Ultherapy is a Non-Surgical Facelift

Ultherapy tightens the skin on the face and neck (including under the chin), but Ultherapy cannot lift and redefine your features like a facelift. The results are much more natural than a facelift. Ultherapy helps with skin laxity

4. Wearing Sunscreen After Ultherapy

Although some people recommend avoiding sun exposure after Ultherapy, it is not necessary. The ultrasound waves during your treatment may make your skin more sensitive, which is why this is recommended. 

5. Ultherapy Tightens Superficial Veins

Some people believe Ultherapy can tighten superficial spider veins but this is not true. What Ultherapy can do is stimulate the production of blood vessels and collagen to plump up the surrounding skin and conceal superficial veins.

6. Ultherapy Makes You Look Older

You may have heard that Ultherapy weakens the facial muscles and makes you look older but this is definitely a myth! Ultherapy actually slows down the aging process by stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin. Your body will recover within 4-8 weeks from this skin tightening.

7. Ultherapy Treats Stretch Marks

Unfortunately, Ultherapy cannot treat stretch marks. Stretch marks are caused by the separation of surface skin tissues and thinning of the skin. Ultherapy does not target the skin layers where stretch marks develop so it cannot be used for this purpose.

8. Ultherapy is Only for the Face and Neck

Ultherapy is most commonly used on the face and neck but this doesn’t mean it is not beneficial for other areas of the body. Ultherapy can also be used on the chest or decolletage to smooth wrinkles and signs of aging.

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At Erwin Dermatology, we offer the most advanced technology and treatments for medical and cosmetic dermatology. Schedule a consultation to learn more about Ultherapy and other cosmetic treatments that can target your specific skin concerns.