There are many applications for ultrasound whether focused or unfocused in diagnostic and therapeutic arenas. Ulthera combines both in a novel adaptation imaging and therapy in a single non-surgical see and treat device. Unfocused ultrasound is used to image skin and underlying tissue to a depth of eight millimeters.
With this guidance technique, ultherapy uses focused ultrasonic energy to create thermal coagulation points TCPS in a matrix that defined depth. The system reliably coagulates tissue at 65 to 70 degrees celsius without a bleeding it.
This finally focused energy creates the right temperature to produce precise and predictable thermal coagulation points TCPs. These TCPs contract the surrounding tissues and initiate the wound healing response that results in the formation of new collagen.
The ultrasound energy affects only tissue at the targeted focal point leaving the intervening tissue including the skin surface unaffected. Ulthera target-specific depth so that treatments can be customized to create TCPS at dermal or subdermal depth in any combination desired.
This ability to focus energy at a precise location at a specific depth is what enables ulthera to produce thermal coagulation points for predictable facial lifting and toning, collagen growth continues from treatment and peaks in 60 to 90 days. Many physicians have reported patients having continued to maintain their gain for 12 to 18 months.