Ultherapy has been deemed the nonsurgical facelift for lifting and tightening the skin without using any invasive measures or techniques. This treatment is the perfect option for those who aren’t ready to commit to a facelift or other surgical skin tightening procedures. We offer this innovative anti-aging treatment to help our patients look and feel their best without any downtime, surgery, or pain.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy uses an ultrasound device, but one that is specifically designed to lift and tighten the skin. It uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, which leads to an immediate contraction and the inevitable increase of collagen and elastin over time.
This device is fitted with a handpiece that is connected to an imaging screen. The ultrasound energy used during the treatment is different than the energy used in a medical ultrasound because it is micro-focused—the micro-focused energy zones in on a specific area, not just a general area of your skin.
How Does It Work?
During the treatment process, your technician will see your skin and its deeper layers appear on the screen. This imaging system allows the technician to use accuracy and precision while treating your specific areas of concern. With the help of the digital images of the deeper layers of your skin, your technician can apply ultrasound energy to different areas of the face, neck, and chest as needed to stimulate collagen production that will help restore youth to your skin.
What Is Ultrasound Energy?
Ultrasound energy is sound energy, and one of the benefits of using this treatment to address skin laxity is that the sound energy bypasses the skin and reaches into the deeper layers. In doing so, it lifts the tissues and tightens the entire treatment area.
What Areas Can It Improve?
This anti-aging nonsurgical facelift can improve skin laxity on the face, including the cheeks, brows, chin, and jawline. It can also help tighten the skin on the neck and the chest. You can treat one or multiple areas during a treatment session. One of our technicians will evaluate your problem areas in person and design the best treatment plan for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Results Immediate?
Once you undergo this treatment, you may experience some immediate improvements in your appearance as a result of the instant contraction that happens when sound energy penetrates the deeper layers of the skin.
However, it will take time for your body to produce more collagen and elastin, so you may not see visible results until two to three months post-treatment. Your results may continue to improve up to six months post-treatment as your body produces more collagen to lift and tighten your skin.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Once you undergo this treatment, you can expect your results to last approximately one year or longer. Results vary based upon how much collagen and elastin your body produces post-treatment. However, touch-up treatments, as needed, can help enhance your results and enable you to maintain them for a significant amount of time.
Will I Need More Than One Treatment?
Most patients only need one treatment to achieve results; however, treatment plans may vary based on your age, the amount of collagen existing beneath your skin, and how quickly your body responds to the treatment process. During an initial consultation, we can evaluate your skin and concerns in person to best estimate what your treatment plan will look like.
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
Your Ultherapy treatment can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to complete based on the areas you choose to treat. This treatment is relatively quick, and once it’s over, you won’t have to worry about any downtime but instead can go about your day and resume your normal daily activities.
Is It Safe?
Ultrasound energy has been used in the medical world for years, and it’s been used on pregnant women. For that reason, you can rest assured that this treatment is very safe and won’t cause any adverse reactions or effects. This treatment uses all the benefits of ultrasound energy and targets specific areas to produce increased collagen and elastin.
This type of energy that has simply been used to provide images of the inside of the body can now be used in the cosmetic world to improve appearance. When you schedule and treatment at our office, you can rest assured that you’ll be treated by a professional technician who is skilled and trained in the specific treatment and will help you achieve the best possible results.
Who Is a Candidate?
Healthy patients who have noticed skin laxity on their face, neck, or chest make good candidates for Ultherapy treatments. Some patients begin this treatment process in their 30s to get a headstart on combating aging.
Others wait until their 40s or 50s to address the more visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles that have developed due to collagen and elastin loss. If you aren’t ready to undergo an invasive procedure to improve your skin and restore youth, you may make the perfect candidate for this treatment.
Experience Tighter Skin the Non-Invasive Way
You can achieve visibly tighter, toned, and youthful skin without scheduling an extensive surgical procedure and planning around a significant amount of downtime. Instead, you may find the solution and the results that you’re looking for in this innovative anti-aging, skin tightening treatment. Ultherapy provides patients with a natural way to improve their skin and their appearance, and it doesn’t involve a single to her surgical technique.