At Cassileth Plastic Surgery, we hear from many men and women who want to fix sagging skin but are not ready for a facelift, brow lift, or other cosmetic surgery. Ultherapy is an ideal non-surgical skin tightening treatment for people who would like to improve the appearance of loose skin on the face, neck, or upper chest. Ultherapy, also called ulthera, can address skin laxity issues to diminish the appearance of jowls and lift skin on the face and décolletage. At our Beverly Hills practice, we offer this skin firming, lifting procedure, which uses reliable ultrasound technology to stimulate new collagen production in a targeted way that can gradually lift and tighten the skin from deep within.1
As the only non-invasive procedure cleared by the FDA to lift facial skin and improve fine lines on the chest, Ultherapy offers many benefits:
Collagen and elastin are proteins that keep your skin strong and youthful. Your body’s production of collagen and elastin slows down as part of the natural aging process, which results in loss of skin elasticity and other visible signs of aging. Ultherapy works by stimulating your body’s own elastin and collagen-building process with the natural power of ultrasound energy. The powerful yet gentle skin therapy uses microfocused sound waves and ultrasound imaging to target dermal layers deep within the skin. The result is tighter, younger-looking skin without any incisions or downtime.
A consultation appointment with one of our experienced providers will give you the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your skin tightening options. If you are a good candidate for Ultherapy, there is minimal prep needed for your treatment.
Ultherapy is highly customizable, so your experience and individual results will depend on your personalized treatment plan. During treatment, the specialized Ultherapy device will be guided across your skin. This non-invasive treatment is generally comfortable, but you may experience the sensation of light pressure, heat, or tingling. Your Ultherapy procedure may last anywhere between 15 minutes to 2 hours—your provider will give you details on what to expect.
One of the biggest advantages of Ultherapy is that there is no downtime needed and you can resume regular activities right after your treatment. You may experience mild redness or tenderness at the treatment area, but this is temporary and typically resolves within a few hours.
If you are bothered by mild to moderate skin sagging, or would like your skin to have a firmer and more youthful appearance, Ultherapy may be right for you. Ultherapy patients range in age from their 30’s to 60’s and may consider Ultherapy as a preventative treatment or as an alternative to facelift surgery. If you are seeking a significant improvement to more severe skin laxity, we may recommend a surgical option.
Ultherapy is approved for use on the face, neck, and upper chest. It is a great treatment option for patients who would like to define their jawline, improve the look of crepey neck skin, address signs of aging on the décolletage, and lift the brow and eye area.
Ultherapy is considered a safe procedure and temporary redness or tenderness in the treatment area is the most common side effect.
Most people only need a single treatment to achieve results. You may require more than one treatment if you have more severe laxity or multiple treatment areas. Many patients schedule yearly ultherapy treatments to maintain their results.
Many patients who have Ultherapy choose to incorporate other non-invasive skin treatments into their self-care plan. Talk to your provider if you are also getting Botox or injectable dermal fillers, as they should be timed appropriately around your Ultherapy treatment.
We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us with any questions or to schedule your consultation appointment.
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