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A brow-lift – without Botox

Published on October 4, 2015 by

Ultherapy can get results that are virtually equivalent to cosmetic surgery – with no needles, incisions, anaesthetic or down time. If you don’t like the idea of injections around your eye area then Ultherapy offers the perfect solution.

In fact, Ultherapy can get even better results than Botox®, and last for longer too. With Botox® you will need top ups after a few months to retain the results, whilst with Ultherapy it activates your collagen and keeps working for months and months, improving the effects as the months pass. It can be 18 months to 2 years before the effects start to fade.

So what is Ultherapy?

It’s a non-invasive treatment that uses Ultrasound. It’s been around several years, but the early treatments were often painful and it hadn’t developed enough to be a viable option for our patients.

All that has changed. A huge amount of research and development has gone into this treatment and its effectiveness is even better, while the treatment is no longer painful. Best of all it’s safe – something we are really careful about at Riverbanks.

Ultrasound waves are known for being able pass through human tissue – they’ve been used for baby scans for years and also by physiotherapists to treat injured tissues and encourage them to heal internally.

Ultherapy uses the ultrasound waves to stimulate the patients collagen. As we get older the collagen ‘dries out’, its production reduces and, as it’s what gives your skin its volume – that plumped-out, smooth and youthful look – the skin droops. That’s why your brow drops – there’s no longer anything filling it out and giving it the lift it needs.

Unlike dermal fillers, Ultherapy doesn’t replace your collagen, it makes it work harder. This means that your body actually gets your natural collagen being generated again in the area that is treated. That’s why it take a while for the effects of a treatment to be visible – you have to wait until collagen production has generated enough to fill out the area being treated.

The actual treatment is just like waking up your collagen manufacturing plant! Once it gets back in production you’ll see a gradual improvement that gets better and better over the months that follow.

The treatment process

It really couldn’t be easier. You lie back and relax and the ultrasound applicators are used to gently stroke the area being treated. There’s no discomfort, no scars, no recovery period – you can go right back to work or to meet friends and nobody will know (unless you tell them, of course).

If you’re in Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire you’ll find it easy to get to the Riverbanks Wellness – and discover our award-winning patient experience (we’re finalists for three more awards this year). Our patients come to us for brow lifts and other Ultherapy treatments from Harpenden, St Albans and Luton – and other towns all around both counties. In fact, this treatment is so popular that people come from much further afield too!

Book your appointment by calling our friendly team on 01582 762877 or visit the website for more information.

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