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Ultherapy is a nonsurgical face, neck, and chest treatment that uses ultrasound to actually lift and tone loose skin without any downtime.
It is the only treatment that can specifically target the deep foundation below the skin that is addressed in plastic surgery without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. It is also the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we are targeting.
Ultherapy delivers heat below the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural renewal of existing collagen and creation of new collagen. This results in a toning and actual lift of the skin over time.
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firm 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.
No. Ultherapy is an "uplift" not a "facelift". While it is not a replacement for surgery, it is a viable option for thoe not ready for a facelift or those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Lasers typically address issues in the superficial layers of the skin (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles, pigment changes). Ultherapy addresses the deep skin layer and the foundational layer addressed in plastic surgery that lifts and lends support to the skin.
It was cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and tens of thousands of treatments have been performed worldwide without any significant adverse events. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
It will vary depending on the area. It could take 20 minutes for a small treatment area or 2 hours for a large treatment area.
Some patients can see an initial effect but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over 3-4 months. Some reported seeing increased results up to 6 months after treatment.
The majority of patients only need one treatment. However, some may benefit from a touch-up when they come back 4-6 months later for follow up pictures.
Yes. What you are feeling during the treatment is actually tiny amounts of concentrated ultrasound energy being deposited below the skin's surface. Patients have noticed very little to moderate discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary.
We also offer medication if you have a driver for comfort.