What is it?
Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. Ultherapy® uses micro-focused ultrasound that bypasses the surface of the skin to generate heat in the deep tissues under the skin. A natural, regenerative response is initiated, stimulating growth of new collagen, which lifts and tightens the skin. With Ultherapy® there is no downtime, and normal activities may be resumed immediately after your procedure without having to follow any post-treatment measures.
What are the results?
Ultherapy® treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but will not duplicate the results of a surgical facelift. For those not ready for surgery it is a great alternative to non-surgically lift, tone, and tighten the skin and stimulate production of collagen to provide natural-looking, noticeable results. Although, response to treatment may vary between patients, Ultherapy® results gradually build over 2-3 months and can continue for up to 6-months after the procedure as new collagen proliferates, matures, and remodels.
Am I a candidate?
A good Ultherapy® candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity (lowered eyebrow, loose or sagging skin under the neck and chin, lines or wrinkles on the chest) and desires to have their skin look and to feel more firm. At the consultation, the current condition and laxity of your skin will be assessed along with your medical history and goals of treatment to determine if Ultherapy® is right for you. Ultherapy® contraindications include, but aren’t limited to: medical implants in the treatment area. In addition bleeding disorders, Bell’s Palsy, and active infections among other conditions may not be appropriate for treatment.
What to expect
With Ultherapy® treatments last between 30-90 minutes, and there is no downtime. Goals of treatment and informed consent will be obtained before treatment, and comfort management discussed. Before photos and skin marking will occur just prior to the treatment. Post-treatment follow-up is important to track improvements. *Model depicted not an actual patient.