Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift the skin, and it can be considered a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. If you are looking to tighten, lift, and tone hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy® is the solution. This innovative procedure uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the deep structural support layers of your skin. A single procedure builds collagen over time, maximizing results for a natural and youthful appearance with no downtime. Restore the youthful appearance of your brow, under-chin, neck, and chest with Ultherapy®. With the addition of the new Ultherapy® Décolletage Treatment, Ultherapy® is also now the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.
A good Ultherapy® candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity, where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. Of course, the best way to find out if you’re an Ultherapy® candidate is to consult with Dr. Thompson.
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound technology and the body’s natural healing process to tighten loose skin. It is the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial. The deep structural support layers of the skin, including those that are generally addressed in a surgical facelift, are stimulated without disturbing the surface of the skin. Ultherapy® deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. Ultherapy® doesn’t involve any creams, fillers or toxins; it just relies on your body’s own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results. This new, elastic collagen will continue to improve the appearance of the skin for the following two to three months.
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60 to 90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
With Ultherapy®, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately without having to follow any special post-treatment measures. The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.