With the aging process, our skin slowly loses its healthy elasticity and we experience a volume shift resulting in our lower face and neck becoming fuller than our cheek area as it was in our youth. While many products may claim to help, there is little that can be done at home to reverse the inevitable volume shift created by the aging process and gravity. For those not ready for surgery Ultherapy is a nonsurgical solution designed to improve laxity on the face, neck and décolleté resulting in a beautiful volume shift, giving you back the definition you thought was gone forever.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a FDA approved nonsurgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of gravity on your skin and appearance. Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin, including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift, without disturbing the surface of the skin. Every time the ultrasound energy is delivered, it causes immediate collagen contraction and initiates aggressive collagen synthesis, while doing no damage to the skin’s surface. Ultherapy uses your body’s own regenerative response to gradually lift the skin above your eyebrows, around your eyes and lips, under your chin, along your jawline and neck and it smooths lines and wrinkles on your décolletage. Ultherapy kick-starts your body’s natural collagen production with results that will continue to improve over the next several months following your treatment giving you gradual natural looking results, that everyone will notice but no one will know you had anything done.
What is unique about Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only noninvasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Ultherapy is the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the specific layers of tissue within your skin that needs to be targeted during the treatment to ensure the most customized and beneficial result for your specific goals.
Benefits of Ultherapy:
- Lifts and tightens
- Rebuilds your natural facial, neck and décolleté definition
- Noninvasive (no incisions, no bleeding)
- Gradual natural looking results (discreet)
- Takes between 30 and 90 minutes
- Minimal to No downtime
- Any skin type may be treated
- Long lasting results
- Pairs well with other cosmetic procedures
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. The best way to find out if you’re an Ultherapy candidate is to call us to schedule your free consultation.
How long does a Ultherapy treatment take?
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan a face and neck procedure typically take 60 to 90 minutes while her chest takes approximately 45 minutes
What does the Ultherapy treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited into precise depths, indicating that the collagen building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only last while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
Is there downtime after an Ultherapy treatment?
Rarely is there downtime following an Ultherapy treatment. You’re able to return normal activities the same day. While there may be mild tenderness or bruising in the treatment area, these will normally resolve over the first few days.
When will I see results? How long will they last?
After your Ultherapy treatment, you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2 to 3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depends on your body. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside.
How many Ultherapy treatments will I need?
Most only need one treatment. However, based on your degree of skin laxity and biologic response to the ultrasound energy and your collagen building process, you may benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future touchup treatments can help keep pace with your body’s natural aging process.
Can dark skin types and sun-tanned skin be treated with Ultherapy:
Yes, any skin tone including tanned skin may benefit from an Ultherapy treatment.
Can Ultherapy replace a facelift?
Ultherapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery but won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. Ultherapy is a great alternative for those not ready for surgery or for those looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
How does Ultherapy differ from Lasers and RF?
Ultherapy uses sound energy tried-and-true ultrasound which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other noninvasive cosmetic device. Ultherapy ultrasound stimulates collagen production and the skins foundation, resulting in significant lift of tissue over 2 to 3 months.
Although very useful in many other applications, lasers and radio frequency cannot safely reach the deeper layers of skin at an optimal temperature to create change the way Ultherapy does. Ultherapy, radio frequency and lasers are very compatible and create beautiful transformations when combined.
How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen?
Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jump starts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. Ultherapy doesn’t involve any creams fillers or toxins; it just relies on your body’s own collagen building process for a natural noticeable lift.
Are there any side effects from Ultherapy?
Your skin may appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours following treatment. Some experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on a small area of skin. As with any procedure of this nature, there is a possibility for other rare effects, which your technician will review with you at your consultation.
Can I finance my Ultherapy Treatment?
Call today to schedule your no cost consultation. 541-548-5262