Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
Get a LIFT without a Facelift!
Ultherapy® is the only non-surgical, FDA-approved, non-invasive, skin tightening treatment for the neck, eyebrow, and under the chin. Using ultrasound energy, Ultherapy safely stimulates the deep supportive layers of the skin, including those that are typically addressed with a facelift, without disturbing the surface layer of the skin. The result—tightening of the skin in 90 minutes or less with:
• NO DOWNTIME
• NO CUTTING
• NO INJECTIONS
• NO VISITS TO AN OPERATING ROOM
• NO ANESTHESIA
Results become visible after 2 to 3 months and some may have continued improvement for up to 6 months. While this revolutionary procedure cannot duplicate the results of surgery, it is a safe, proven alternative for those who do not wish to have surgery.
What to expect
Non-Invasive. No Downtime. No Anesthesia. Performed in the Office. No Aftercare.
Ultherapy is a FDA-approved skin tightening procedure for the face, neck, and décolleté (chest). The procedure takes between 15- and 90-minutes, depending upon which areas are treated. The is no special after-care required and normal activities can be resumed immediately after the procedure.
BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE
There is no required preparation before the Ultherapy procedure. For some, an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory (i.e. ibuprofen) may be recommended or a prescribed pain medication in some cases.
DURING YOUR PROCEDURE
The skin is cleansed and the areas to be treated are identified. An ultrasound gel is applied to the skin and the hand-piece is placed onto the skin. The focused ultrasound energy goes through the skin and is focused on the deeper layers to pre-planned depths to stimulate collagen growth and tighten the skin.
Comfort varies from patient to patient and depends largely on the areas treated. For some areas, there is a moderate warmth under the skin during treatment when the energy is applied. There may some redness (flushing) of the skin immediately after the Ultherapy procedure, which typically resolves within a few hours. Some patients will experience some slight swelling, or tingling/tenderness to the touch after the procedure, which are typically mild and temporary. Bruising or numbness is uncommon.
Am I a candidate for Ultherapy?
If you have skin that appears “relaxed”, that is less firm, sagging of the eyebrows or sagging of the neck or chin you may be a good candidate. Usually patients in their thirties or forties are great candidates, while older patients may be good candidates too. Ultherapy does not replace a surgical facelift, but if you are not quite ready for the knife, or you are younger and just want to just keep looking youthful, or you wish to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery you may be a good candidate.
What does collagen do? How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen??
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned.
As we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that
pull the skin downward. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal affect
under the skin. The thermal affect essentially jump starts a repair process that strengthens
existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
Can men have Ultherapy?
Yes! Both men and women can have Ultherapy.