By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM
At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we advise our patients to take the precaution of referring only to bona fide sources for their information when considering non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as Ultherapy in London. It is unfortunate that there is widespread misinformation circling about cosmetic treatments that prevent many from seeking to improve the way they look. We encourage anyone interested in Ultherapy in London to get in touch with a qualified professional to have their concerns answered. Our practitioners in Ultherapy in London place great emphasis on a comprehensive consultation process so that our patients understand the procedure and can make informed decisions.
We thought we’d take a look at some of the most common untruths about a skin tightening procedure that has been of great benefit to countless patients.
Misconceptions about Ultherapy you should be aware of
The procedure is painful
There have been significant advancements in the use of the technology to counter the effects of the tingling sensation to patients. Practitioners also provide patients with a number of options to help them feel more comfortable. These options can include the use of anaesthetic or the application of a topical numbing product before the treatment commences. Another measure that may be relied upon is the use of a pain reliever. As each patient has their own level of tolerance for discomfort, it is best to discuss this factor with our practitioner during consultation.
The results are short lived
What makes Ultherapy a preferred option for many patients is that the results of treatment are long lasting as compared to alternative cosmetic-enhancement methods. Some patients may opt for an additional appointment after a year or so. To lengthen the longevity of the procedure’s effects, patients can opt to include recommended skin care products into their skin care regimen, in order to encourage the production of collagen that is necessary to keep skin looking youthful and radiant.
You need a long recovery period
Some patients do require a day or two to rest after a procedure, but this is usually up to the patient, as many others find that they are perfectly able to resume their daily activities post-treatment. Another factor to consider is the area that is treated. Minimal downtime is highly possible as there is no use of needles in the procedure. We do suggest that patients look after themselves however, as swelling may occur immediately after the procedure, but this is only temporary.
Ultherapy can be performed by anyone
It is critical that patients understand that the quality of their aesthetic treatment is heavily dependent on the skills of the practitioner and ethical standards a skin care clinic adheres to. At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic we offer an individualised treatment approach to each patient. We have well-qualified experienced staff to ensure our patients receive the highest standards of service.
Many of our patients see noticeable improvements with a single treatment. How soon results are experienced does depend on the interplay of a variety of factors applicable to a patient’s situation. Our practitioner will be happy to discuss this with you. If you would like to know more about Ultherapy technology, why not arrange a consultation today at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic? Contact our London and Buckinghamshire clinics today on 0330 828 4661.