What Risks Are Involved with Ultherapy?

Ultherapy has become a very attractive skin tightening option in recent years, because it is an effective treatment that requires very little recovery time. It is a completely non-invasive way to lift sagging skin on the face and neck. Although the ultrasound energy that powers Ultherapy is considered very safe, people are still curious about what risks are involved with Ultherapy.

About Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment that uses micro focused ultrasound energy to lift, and tighten the skin. The procedure helps to stimulate collagen, which ultimately makes the skin fuller and firmer. It can be used on areas such as the face, neck, and décolletage. Treatment time ranges from 60 to 90 minutes.

What risks are involved with Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a FDA cleared procedure, and was performed safely during clinical studies carried out prior to approval. In addition, ultrasound energy has been safely used in medicine for many years. Nevertheless, as with all medical treatments, there are possible risks associated with Ultherapy. These include swelling, bruising, and redness. A small number of patients have also had tingling, numbness, and tenderness.

For maximum safety, the device should not in those areas where nerves are located, as it could lead to temporary nerve injury or nerve palsy. When considering treatment, patients are therefore advised to seek the services of a qualified medical professional, trained in the use of the Ultherapy device, who is also familiar with the facial anatomy. This is the most effective way to reduce the potential for complications.

Find out more about Ultherapy treatment by contacting Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS. Call (662) 377-6290 today, and schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig. You can also contact us online at www.drmarkcraig.com/contact/.

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