A non-invasive treatment option to tighten the skin, Ultherapy’s effectiveness has engendered substantial excitement. The treatment has approval from the Food and Drug Administration to firm and tighten the skin on your decollete, neck, face and brow.
Using the power of ultrasound waves, Ultherapy helps to strengthen your skin, working its way from the inside to the outside. The tightening and firming abilities of Ultherapy have led people to wonder if the treatment can be used in other areas of their bodies that might also be loose and sagging.
Using Ultherapy for a reason other than those that are FDA-approved
A large number of doctors are using Ultherapy to treat other areas of the body than those that are currently approved by the FDA. The results that the doctors are able to obtain with these off-label uses vary.
Under the law, doctors are allowed to use therapeutic treatments for reasons other than what the FDA has approved them for. How Ultherapy is used is up to your doctor’s discretion. By contrast, it is illegal for manufacturing companies to market treatments and drugs for any purposes other than the uses that were approved by the FDA.
Other body areas that might benefit from Ultherapy
There are some off-label areas of the body that have shown success with Ultherapy treatment, including the following:
- Loose, saggy skin under the arms
- Saggy, wrinkled skin around the belly button
- Lines that have formed above the knees
If you have sagging, loose skin in any of these areas, you might want to talk to your doctor about the possibility of using Ultherapy to try to obtain improvements. If you have loose skin in other areas of your body, it doesn’t hurt to consult with your doctor about Ultherapy treatment for those as well.
Your doctor may also have suggestions of other potential treatments to correct and tighten sagging skin that may work well for you. The particular treatments that might offer you the best results may depend on your skin’s tone and type.
Ongoing clinical trials
Researchers are currently engaged in clinical trials to gain FDA approval to use Ultherapy for other areas of the body in addition to the currently approved uses. Even if your problematic skin is located in an area that Ultherapy is not currently approved to treat, your doctor may determine in his or her discretion that it may be the best option for you regardless.
Ultherapy is a terrific non-surgical alternative to more invasive procedures. This means that you may experience fewer side effects and enjoy recovery times that are much faster. Many patients have enjoyed their results, including tighter, firmer skin with a more youthful appearance.
Ultherapy may be a great option for you if you want to keep your youthful appearance for as long as you can, staving off the aging process. Call Advanced CRYO NYC today at 855.241.9991. You can also schedule your session on our website by clicking the book now button.