Ultherapy is the only non-invasive facelift approved three times by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow.
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.
How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within your skin.
The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months. The procedure takes only about an
hour for most patients, and there is no downtime without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is
deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
How long will it last?
Patients treated with Ultherapy get fresh, new collagen that can last for years. Collagen ages like everything else, so to maintain
your results future touch-up treatments will help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
What are the side effects?
There may be some slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients
may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
Is Ultherapy safe?
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA three times after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and over
100,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for over 50 years.
Is it painful?
A recent software upgrade called “Ultherapy Amplify” now affords a more comfortable procedure. While comfort thresholds will vary from patient to
patient, most patients now report the procedure to be quite tolerable. If any discomfort should occur, it will happen while the ultrasound energy is being
delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive sign that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
We take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Our patients tell us they leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.
Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow
line and/or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of "maturing" skin. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin is also a sign that
you might be a candidate. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, there are many people who want lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, physically or financially.
There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery. Both women and men globally are receiving Ultherapy.
What is collagen and what does it do?
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.
How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen?
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal affect under the skin. The thermal affect essentially jumpstarts a repair
process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
How many treatments does it take?
The majority of patients will only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment depending on
how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process.
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