Ultherapy® is a non-surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the skin of the neck, chin, jowls, decolletage, and brow line. The procedure uses ultrasound technology, which has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years, to heat the deep layers of the skin without applying heat to the skin’s surface. This means that no recovery time is needed after an Ultherapy treatment because it does not cut or disrupt the surface of the skin.
The ultrasound energy triggers a natural response under the skin, jumpstarting the natural regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen and elastin, so the anti-aging effects continue for months. While Ultherapy won’t duplicate the results of a facelift, it’s a clinically proven non-invasive alternative for those not ready for surgery and can even be an option for patients who wish to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
If you only have excess fat under your chin, you may be able to get the results you want with Kybella®, which is an injection therapy specifically for improving a double chin. During your consultation, we can advise you which treatments can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Of course, if you have significant sagging in the lower portion of the face, a surgical facelift and/or neck lift may be the best option for you.
Before and After Images
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Your Ultherapy Procedure
While Ultherapy is not painful, the treatment can be uncomfortable. There are many ways to help you manage any discomfort you may experience. We can apply a topical anesthetic 60 minutes before your procedure, and you can take non-prescription pain medication one hour before we begin Ultherapy. The Ultherapy machine can be modulated to adapt the treatment to your specific tolerance levels.
An Ultherapy treatment can take a half hour up to three hours depending on how many areas you wish to treat. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons pass a handheld device over the areas to be tightened. They can see an image on a screen of the layers of tissue while you are treated, ensuring that your treatment is delivered to the most beneficial levels of the skin.
You will see results immediately, as the areas that were treated will be tighter. This will continue to improve further as your body produces more collagen.
After about six months, you will decide if you need a second treatment to achieve the results you want. Most patients return for Ultherapy once per year to maintain the tightened appearance.
We believe the best anti-aging regime addresses collagen remodeling at all levels of the skin. Whether it’s the deep, targeting energy delivery of Ultherapy, the bulk heating at the mid-depths of Thermage, and/or the surface refinement and collage stimulation of Fraxel or Microneedling. We can help you determine which combination treatment protocol would be right for you to help you look your best now and into the future.
Recovering from Ultherapy
Because Ultherapy does not damage the surface skin, no recovery time is required. You can go back to work or other activities immediately. While you may have some minor redness, bruising, and swelling for a day or two, you can cover it with makeup until it improves.
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