Ultherapy® is a revolutionary non-invasive procedure that utilizes focused ultrasound energy to stimulate the body to build more collagen to dramatically tighten and lift the jowl, reduce double chins, tighten the neck and lift the brow. It is the first and only FDA-approved device of its kind to employ ultrasound energy, making it more accurate and effective than any other skin-firming device. Ultherapy® is now FDA approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the decolletage.
How does Ultherapy® work?
Patients suffering from mild to moderate facial sagging may consider this cosmetic ultrasound therapy before undergoing a cosmetic surgical procedure. When applied to the targeted treatment area, the non-invasive Ultherapy® device delivers ultrasonic energy deep into the skin’s tissue to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is one of our body’s most natural and essential proteins for building and maintaining connective tissues. Collagen is responsible for new skin development, strength, elasticity and promoting a youthful, toned appearance. Ultherapy’s focused energy waves utilize the body’s own collagen regeneration process to firm loose facial skin.
What is Ultherapy® Treatment Like?
An ultrasound gel is applied to the Ultherapy® device which is then rolled repeatedly over the targeted treatment area. Treatment times vary based on individual patient needs, but a full office procedure takes approximately 60-90 minutes. Ultherapy® is safe for all skin types, helping to lift and illuminate the face. Results are natural and noticeable immediately following treatment. Long lasting benefits can be appreciated for up to a year and longer.
Ultherapy® is a one-time procedure that requires no downtime and lifts and tightens the skin gradually over a period of 2-6 months as new collagen forms. The new generation of the Ultherapy® device now has improved patient comfort. You can return to your normal daily activities the day after Ultherapy® treatment. Contact our dermatology office to schedule an appointment.