About The Ulthera System
Combining ultrasound imaging with ultrasound therapy in a single “see and treat” device, Ultherapy® enables us to direct sound waves deep under the skin to the same tissue we address in surgery. This procedure gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface. Besides the visible effects of lifting and tightening, an invisible benefit of Ultherapy is the creation of new collagen, which helps skin maintain its youthfulness.
Potential benefits of Ultherapy facial skin tightening
- Provides a non-surgical solution for lifting the brows and eyes.
- Adds volume to the surface of the skin; reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Defines and contours the neck and jowls.
- Tightens and tones the deepest tissues of the skin.
- Stimulates new collagen production for lasting skin tightening effects.
The current buzz about Ultherapy
Ultherapy continues to receive positive press, having been featured recently in several magazines, such as Allure, and several television programs. Here are just a few:
On The View, a dermatologist explains how Ultherapy is “cutting edge without the cutting” thanks to its non-invasive ability to lift and tighten skin. Watch the video.
On the Barbara Walters’ 20/20 special, “The Cutting Edge,” Ultherapy is used by a cosmetic surgeon to complete a surgical facelift; and a dermatologist uses Ultherapy to help lift and tighten a patient’s skin. Watch the video.
On The Martha Stewart Show a dermatologist treats Martha for an all-about-Ultherapy segment. You’ll see snippets from her treatment and the big unveiling. Watch the video.
And on Monday, March 26, Ultherapy will be featured on the Emmy award-winning daytime series, The Doctors. A plastic surgeon wil demonstrate how the procedure works, on a patient who is in for her second “maintenance” treatment. He will also explain to host, Dr. Drew Ordon, the benefits of the treatment and identify the best candidates for Ultherapy.
Stay tuned for more!
Ultherapy Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers About Ultherapy
- What is Ultherapy?
- How does the Ultherapy procedure work?
- Is the procedure painful?
- What is the recovery time for this procedure?
- What kind of results can be expected?
- Would I be a good candidate for Ultherapy?
- Is the Ultherapy procedure safe?
- Is Ultherapy covered by insurance?
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy® is a new, non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and loose, sagging skin on the face and upper neck. Recently FDA-approved for facial rejuvenation, Ultherapy uses ultrasound to gently heat and stimulate the deep layers of tissue beneath the surface of your skin. This heat causes the skin to respond by creating new collagen, thereby resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
Because the procedure is non-invasive and comfortable, it can be a good alternative to chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing.
How does the Ultherapy procedure work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, the medical practitioner places a smooth applicator on your skin to project images onto a screen. Using these images, the practitioner determines where to direct the sound wave energy. The applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat at just the right depth below the skin, leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed.
Ultherapy treatment usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes for a practitioner to perform.
Is the procedure painful?
Although you may feel a minimal amount of discomfort while the practitioner administers the sound wave energy, the sensation is temporary and tolerable. After treatment, your skin may appear pink or flushed, and you may experience some tenderness in the treated areas. However, these effects are normal and tend to resolve quickly.
Some patients may also experience bruising and swelling, but these side effects are much less common. They also tend to be mild and clear up on their own.
What is the recovery time for this procedure?
No recovery time is required, and there are no special measures to be taken. You can immediately return to work or normal activities.
What kind of results can be expected?
Although the regenerative process is initiated immediately after treatment, the full effect will build gradually over the following two to three months. Some patients may require multiple treatments, depending upon the initial condition of their skin. Visible effects include a lifting and toning of loose skin. There is also an invisible result from the procedure with the creation of new collagen, which gives the skin its youthfulness.
Ulthera reports that in the FDA clinical trial, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line, which resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid and a more open, youthful look to the eyes overall. Patients reported firmer skin in other areas of the face and neck as well.
Would I be a good candidate for Ultherapy?
If your skin has begun to look or feel less firm or shows sagging in areas near the brow line and on the eyelids, Ultherapy may be right for you. While it will not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative. Your particular skin type is not a factor, as Ultherapy works well for all types.
To learn more and decide if the Ultherapy procedure is right for you, please schedule a consultation.
Is the Ultherapy procedure safe?
Ultrasound energy has a proven track record, having been used in the medical field for over 50 years. Furthermore, recent clinical trials have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the Ultherapy procedure and is has been approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
Is ultherapy covered by insurance?
Cosmetic procedures such as Ultherapy are typically not covered by insurance. However, you may be able to qualify for financing.
Read more at Ulthera.com.