If you’ve been thinking about rejuvenating and tightening your skin but don’t have the time for recovery during the busy holiday season, Ultherapy is an ideal solution. It’s stellar results have made it an increasingly popular option at our practice because it lifts and rejuvenates the skin without the need for surgery, needles, sutures, or downtime. Treatments take from 60 to 120 minutes, so you can return to shopping, getting ready for a holiday party, or any other seasonal activities on your schedule.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy uses a special handpiece that delivers ultrasound energy to the skin’s deeper layers. The thermal energy heats the tissue, triggering the body’s natural healing response that stimulates the production of new collagen. Collagen is a protein and a fundamental building block of smoother, tighter skin. Increased collagen production significantly improves the look of the brow, chin, neck, and décolletage. Some patients report mild discomfort during treatment, but most people do not need any sort of anesthetic while undergoing the procedure.
Can You Benefit From Ultherapy?
Excellent candidates for an Ultherapy treatment are those who are starting to notice their skin is sagging just a bit. It might be on the neck, the upper eyelids, or the décolletage (upper chest). This is what our providers consider mild to moderate skin laxity. If your skin has lost too much of its elasticity, you might be better off getting a MACS facelift
or a neck lift.
What Happens During an Ultherapy Treatment?
Before starting the procedure, we’ll clean your skin and apply a gel to the skin’s surface. As the applicator contacts the skin, the provider sees the deeper layers of skin on the ultrasound imaging system. This imaging helps guide the movement of the applicator and the precise depth where the energy is delivered. The precision of Ultherapy is the key to getting excellent results.
We provide patients with medications to help minimize any mild discomfort during the procedure.
Ultherapy vs. Laser Skin Tightening
Energy-based skin tightening treatments share the same goal of increasing the production of collagen and elastin by kick-starting the body’s natural wound-healing response. Laser therapies
use light energy to heat the tissue just below the skin’s surface. A laser is very effective in treating rough texture, sun damage, and other skin conditions. What sets Ultherapy apart as a skin tightening treatment is that it probes deeper than other non-invasive cosmetic treatments and actually creates a lifted appearance, in addition to producing tighter skin.
Are Ultherapy Results Immediate?
When you see the results in our Ultherapy before-and-after photos
, you’ll get excited about having a similar outcome. However, because the procedure is nonsurgical, you won’t see the immediate changes that come after a facelift or brow lift. Again, the trade-off is a brief treatment time and avoiding downtime. The results after Ultherapy emerge gradually and continue to improve for several months after the treatment.
With each week that passes after your initial treatment, your body will continue to produce more collagen and elastin, strengthening and improving the foundation and structure of your skin.
When Will I See Ultherapy Results?
Because each patient has unique concerns and goals, the results aren’t identical for everyone. Most patients notice the most dramatic improvements in the elasticity of their skin within 2 to 3 months of their initial treatment. The skin tightening benefits will continue to increase for up to 6 months after your treatment.
You’ll continue seeing the results for up to a year after the treatment, depending on your skin’s condition, how much time you spend in direct sunlight, your genetics, and other factors associated with skin aging.
Are There Ways To Extend and Enhance Ultherapy Results?
Being diligent about following a daily skincare regimen using professional-grade products
will prolong your results. Additionally, staying hydrated, applying sunscreen, and moisturizing are all essential habits for keeping your skin looking youthful. The sun’s UV rays are your worst enemy when it comes to maintaining healthy-looking skin. We may also recommend other nonsurgical treatments
to complement your Ultherapy results. For example, dermal fillers can further reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while adding subtle volume.
How Many Ultherapy Treatments Are Needed?
Patients typically need only a single treatment to get the desired results. In some cases, a patient may schedule a follow-up session to ensure they get the results they want. Because the skin continues to age, you can maintain the skin’s elasticity with future touch-up appointments.
Look Your Best in the New Year
By scheduling an Ultherapy treatment during the holiday season, you’ll start seeing results soon after the new year begins. If you want to learn more about the procedure or find out if you’re a good candidate, request a consultation
using the online form or give us a call at
to schedule an appointment.