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Ultherapy- The Non Surgical Facelift and Necklift Solution
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared procedure to utilize non-invasive, non-surgical ultrasound technology to tighten and lift the brow, face, under the neck and along the jawline, as well as the décolleté and other parts of the body. Using gentle ultrasound, Ultherapy targets your body’s natural collagen-building ability to tighten, creating natural, noticeable results that develop over time.
Improvements in the last 1-2 years in the technique and machinery of the Ultherapy device have led our patients to have “WOW!” results with improvements they are greatly impressed with when they look at their before and after images.
How Ultherapy Works Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to safely create heat in the collagen layer deep below the skin. The cells in this layer then naturally release growth proteins signaling to the layer of skin to produce more collagen. This causes the collagen layer to permanently thicken over the course of 4-6 months after the procedure, thereby tightening and lifting the areas treated. The result- a 100% natural appearing lift that comes on gradually and with NO downtime.
Ultherapy is different- there’s no downtime, fillers, injections, or radical changes – just natural tightening from your body’s immune response to gentle, time-tested ultrasound.
Results of Ultherapy Non Surgical Facelift and Necklift Results from Ultherapy are not immediate, though you may experience a boost in collagen production directly following your treatment. Full results will develop over time, usually between 4-6 months following the procedure. Natural, slower-developing results means you won’t look radically different over night, and no one will need to know you’ve had anything done.
Get an ultherapy non-surgical face lift to rejuvenate your facial features. This non-invasive procedure is approved by the FDA, and uses ultrasound in order to enhance the collagen present in your body. Collagen is what tightens and fills out your skin, so by stimulating its growth, a noticeable difference can be made. Use this procedure to get an ultra neck lift, or enhance other regions like your face, brow, or décolletage.
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared procedure that targets the deep foundation, below your skin, without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Also, the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, Ultherapy allows our surgeons to view the deeper layers and direct the ultrasound to the specific areas that need it the most. The level of precision and the degree of transformation seen from Ultherapy can only be surpassed by surgical intervention. So if you’re not ready for a facelift, an uplift with Ultherapy could be for you.
Ultherapy uses tried-and-true ultrasound technology, which has been FDA-cleared to lift the neck, under the chin, the brow, and the décolleté. By directing the ultrasound energy precisely at the areas in need of tightening, Ultherapy stimulates the growth of new collagen. Collagen is a natural protein that provides the elasticity and tone in youthful skin. As we age, the collagen in our skin loses its strength and diminishes. Ultherapy works by jump-starting the collagen-production deep below the skin. Because your body builds collagen over the months following your Ultherapy treatment, your results appear naturally and slowly.
The lasers offered at The Dermatology & Laser Group 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 cosmetic surgery that lift and lend support to the skin. Therefore, the two technologies are quite complementary!
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and over 200,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
Ultherapy sessions usually last 60-90 minutes. You do not have to take downtime after your treatment, but as the process can leave you red, and there is the possibility that your surgeon will prescribe you medications to limit discomfort, we suggest taking the remainder of the evening to relax after your procedure.
Most patients note that they can feel the ultrasound working. However, comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, and so it is difficult to say if you will experience this as discomfort. What you do feel during delivery of the ultrasound energy is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come! Exciting advancements have recently been implemented, including a new-and-improved treatment approach and update to the procedure’s System, Ultherapy Amplify, which is proven to increase patient comfort of the procedure without impacting efficacy. Of course, your practitioner will consult with you prior to your skin treatment to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
Ultherapy works best on areas with moderate loose and sagging skin in the brows, neck, décolleté, and under the chin. While Ultherapy can certainly provide improvement for severe sagging and loose skin, the results will be less dramatic.
Patients may enjoy some initial effect but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. As this collagen-building process continues, further improvements can appear up to 6 months following a procedure.
The collagen that is generated from Ultherapy is permanently thickened. That however, does not mean that you will cease to age. Your collagen will naturally continue to decrease over time with aging, and often patients benefit from repeat procedures after several years.
The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment (depending on how much laxity you have and your body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process). Your physician will be able to recommend the right treatment plan for your needs during your cosmetic consultation.
Ultherapy is not just for the face and neck. It is also approved for use in the décolletage and we use it for lifting of sagging skin of the abdomen, thighs, knees, and arms. Read more about our Sculpt Up™ procedure here.
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