What is Ultherapy®/Ulthera – Skin Tightening?
For many patients, achieving a more defined jawline and brow are two of the most important aspects of anti–aging. Ultherapy®/Ulthera is a non–invasive solution to tighten the skin, and correct localized areas of skin laxity along the brow, jawline and décolletage. Ultherapy®/Ulthera uses focused ultrasound waves that target the deeper layers of the dermis in specific areas of the face OR décolletage. Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years—and Ultherapy® has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and in over half a million treatments worldwide.
Is it right for me?
This procedure will benefit patients who are not quite ready for a facelift or other surgical intervention, but who would like to have the subtle appearance of tighter, more youthful skin along their facial contours. Ultherapy®/Ulthera is an excellent non-invasive treatment that can be used all on skin tones, and is well suited for both males and females.
Ultherapy®/Ulthera uses focused ultrasound waves that target the deeper layers of the dermis in specific areas of the face. Being that collagen growth is a gradual process, it can take from 4–6 months to see the full result, which is when we will see you back for your post-photos.
What to expect?
At the time of your consultation it will be determined if medication will be given to help you achieve comfort during your procedure. If it is required, you will require a drive home post treatment. After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, your highly-skilled nurse will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin. Next they will use Ultherapy®’s ultrasound imaging to first see deep within the skin to determine optimal placement of the treatment energy, and then deliver the focused ultrasound energy beneath the skin’s surface.
During the treatment delivery, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. There is minimal to no downtime post treatment with the Ultherapy® procedure and patients can return to work immediately.