What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only nonsurgical, FDA approved anti-aging procedure that targets and repairs the deep layers of tissue and collagen utilizing ultrasound technology. Ultherapy is different from similar anti-aging procedures which commonly use radio frequency, because ultrasound waves produce images that act as a guide for the treating physician, and precisely penetrates deep levels of the skin. Treatment results are noticeable with just one treatment, and will continue to improve over the next several months. Ultherapy strengthens existing collagen, speeds up collagen production, and tightens tissue without downtime or pain!
How It Works
Ultherapy harnesses the power of ultrasound energy that strengthens and builds collagen in the deep levels of the skin. Ultrasound energy creates thermal (heat) energy that triggers the body to naturally produce and repair collagen. When the Ultherapy applicator is placed on the skin during treatment, an ultrasound image is created, which is then used as a guide for targeting collagen that needs regeneration and repair. Treatments cause little to no discomfort, and usually takes less than 90 minutes depending on the size of area treated.
The Ultherapy Treatment Process
Prior to treatment, a physician will evaluate the patient’s anti-aging goals and develop a customized treatment plan. Ultherapy is performed by a well-trained specialist in a comfortable treatment room. Using a small hand piece, the specialist will gently glide over the skin while pulsing quick bursts of ultrasound energy on the targeted area. Ultherapy is not usually considered to be painful, and is described by patients as bursts of warmth, or mild tingling sensation. Treatments usually take an hour or less to complete.
Benefits of Ultherapy
Ultherapy is the only nonsurgical, FDA approved anti-aging procedure that targets and repairs the deep layers of tissue and collagen utilizing ultrasound technology. Ulthera is different from similar anti-aging procedures which commonly use radio frequency, because ultrasound waves produce images that act as a guide for the treating physician, and precisely penetrates deep levels of the skin. Treatment results are noticeable with just one treatment, and will continue to improve over the next several months.
No general anesthesia needed
Takes between 30 and 90 minutes
Tightens facial tissue
Regenerates and repairs collagen
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is someone who has a full understanding of the Ulthera procedure, is in good health, holds reasonable expectations of results, and has some degree of laxity or is in need of collagen rejuvenation. Sagging eyelid skin, lowered eyebrow lines, loose skin under the chin and around the neck or decollete are signals of a patient who may be a candidate. Although Ultherapy is not meant to substitute the results of a facelift, many people who desire lifting, but are not ready for surgery, are excellent candidates. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Nina Desai or Dr. Dhara Patel, Anti-aging Specialists, is held before scheduling the procedure, to create a customized treatment plan designed to achieve the patient’s anti-aging goals.
What to Expect After Treatment
Patients will notice results after just one treatment, and will continue to notice results over the next few months as the body’s collagen production process is stimulated. There aren’t usually any visible signs of treatment, but redness, bruising, or tenderness could occur, and will dispel over the following few days. Since no downtime is required for this procedure, patients can immediately return to work or resume normal daily activity.
Is Ultherapy safe?
The FDA-cleared Ultherapy procedure has been used safely in over 250,000 treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years.