Skin Tightening With Ultherapy

Published on April 11, 2019

Ultherapy, also called Ulthera, is a non-invasive treatment for skin lifting and firming.  It also treats fine lines and wrinkles. While the results of Ultherapy aren’t as dramatic as a face lift, it is a great option for patients who don’t need a face lift or who would like to prolong the results of their surgical facelift, without surgery, anesthesia or recovery time.  

Ultherapy uses ultrasound to target specific areas with the energy from the ultrasound waves, which in turn tightens the skin and promotes the production of collagen. At the time of your treatment, we pinpoint the areas with noticeable collagen break down and almost immediately your skin will look and feel tighter.  The results from the treatment will continue to improve in the following months, lifting and firming the skin to tighten the area with a very natural looking result. The final results from your Ultherapy treatment can be seen around 6 months after the procedure.

Ultherapy can be used to treat loose skin on many parts of the body, including the face, neck, chest, breasts, abdomen, elbows, knees, as well as almost anywhere else that needs skin and/or tissue tightening.  The most common areas treated are the chin or neck, upper and lower eyelids, jawline and chest. Ultherapy is a great option for those suffering with under eye bags. Although Ultherapy is an amazing treatment to help those with the early signs of aging, it is not a replacement for a surgical facelift. However, for patients that have previously had a surgical facelift and want to enhance and prolong the effects, Ultherapy can give incredible results.

During your consultation, we will evaluate your specific needs, explain how the treatment works and answer any questions you may have. Then we will discuss what treatment plan is best to achieve your desired results.  During the procedure, our ultrasound imaging will allow us to see deep within the skin to determine where we need to target the treatment to get you the best results. The ultrasound waves are aimed at different depths to target fine lines, wrinkles along with lifting and tightening the skin. Although comfort levels vary from patient to patient, typically people describe a mild sensation while the procedure is being performed.  The amount of time the treatment takes also varies by the area being treated, with a small area like the eyes taking only around 20 minutes or a full face taking around an hour. When your treatment is complete, you are free to return to all of your normal activities. There is no downtime, no post treatment care and you are not required to stay out of the sun.

If you’re experiencing “looseness” or laxity on your face or some other part of your body, schedule a free consultation with one of our Ultherapy experts to see how we can help.

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