But what if you have areas of unwanted fat and are starting to notice that your skin has lost some of its elasticity? Can you have Coolsculpting and Ultherapy simultaneously?
While you might not have the two procedures performed at the same appointment, they can work together to help you achieve your goals. Let’s take a look at what Coolsculpting and Ultherapy do and how you can combine the two.
Coolsculpting helps to get rid of unwanted fat from various areas of the body, including the hips, abdomen, thighs and upper back. With the Cool Mini applicator, plastic surgeons can also help patients minimize a double chin.
During treatment, the Coolsculpting applicator is placed on the designated area. The applicator then chills the area for about 45 minutes. The cold temperatures destroy the unwanted fat cells. Once those cells are destroyed, they are gone for good.
Over the next few weeks and months, the body works to metabolize and flush out the damaged fat cells. Usually, final results appear after about 16 weeks. Depending on their body type and metabolisms, certain people might see results sooner. Some people might require additional Coolscupting treatments to get optimal results.
How Ultherapy Works
Like Coolscupting, Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment. While Coolsculpting uses cold to target unwanted fat, Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the lower layer of skin. Ultherapy is FDA-approved for tightening skin in the chin and neck area and around the eyebrows. It is also approved for smoothing wrinkles on the decolletage, or chest area.
How long an Ultherapy treatment takes depends on the area. The chest typically takes about 30 minutes to treat, while treating the neck and chin area or the eyebrows can take between one hour and an hour and a half. Typically, it takes up to three months before patients see the final results. Some people begin to notice results much sooner, however.
Coolsculpting and Ultherapy: Better Together?
While Coolsculpting works to get rid of stubborn unwanted fat, it won’t solve the problem of loose skin that might remain once the fat is flushed away. That’s where Ultherapy can step in, helping to tighten and smooth areas of sagging skin. One area of the body that can particularly benefit from combining Ultherapy and Coolsculpting is the neck/chin area.
You can have Coolsculpting performed to resolve unwanted fat under the chin, then use Ultherapy to help minimize the appearance of a turkey neck.
Timing Your Coolsculpting and Ultherapy Sessions
If you are thinking of combining Ultherapy and Coolsculpting, what should your timeframe look like? Should you have one treatment performed before the other?
Usually, it’s a good idea to schedule Coolsculpting first. That way, the excess fat will be gone before you begin Ultherapy treatments and you’ll have a better idea of how much loose or sagging skin will remain. Since it does take some time for the final results of Coolsculpting to appear, you might consider spacing your treatments a few months apart and not at the same time. Depending on the amount of fat you have in a given area, you might want to have two Coolscuplting treatments before you try Ultherapy.
What to Expect After Coolsculpting and Ultherapy
Although you might need to schedule multiple treatment sessions of Coolsculpting and Ultherapy, the good news is that neither treatment involves much downtime. Many people are able to get back to their regular activities pretty much immediately after either procedure. That means that the treatment program won’t interfere with your life too much.
You might have some soreness in the treated areas after Coolscuplting and some redness and swelling after Ultherapy. Usually, any tenderness, redness, and swelling fade a few hours or days after treatment.
Are you interested in learning more about Coolsculpting and Ultherapy? Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas offers both treatment options. Our specially trained staff is happy to answer any questions you have about either option. To schedule a consultation, call 281-810-9083 today.