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.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Ultherapy skin tightening during a personal consultation with one of our expert providers. There is little preparation required for Ultherapy treatments.
Since Ultherapy treatments can be completely customized, your experience and outcomes will rely on your personalized treatment approach. During an Ultherapy treatment, a specialized handheld device will be moved across the treatment area. While most patients find this non-invasive procedure painless, it's common to experience mild heat, tingling, or pressure. Ultherapy treatments can take as little as 15 minutes or up to 2 hours; your provider will provide details on what you can expect during your consultation.
The fact that Ultherapy requires no downtime and allows you to resume normal activities immediately after treatment is one of its main benefits. Immediately following Ultherapy, the treatment area may feel slightly sensitive or red, but this usually goes away within a few hours.
Ultherapy may be an ideal solution for you if you are concerned with mild to moderate sagging skin or desire tighter and more youthful-looking skin. Patients considering Ultherapy as a preventative measure or as a non-invasive facelift surgery alternative can range in age from 30s to 60s. We may suggest surgery if you're looking for a dramatic improvement in moderate to severe skin laxity.
Ultherapy treatment can be performed on the face, neck, and upper chest and is ideal for patients looking to raise the brow or sagging skin around the eyes, define the jawline, or improve the appearance of crepey, aging skin on the neck and décolletage.
Ultherapy is considered a safe procedure and temporary redness or tenderness in the treatment area is the most common side effect.
Most patients only require one Ultherapy session to see effects. Those with moderate to severe skin laxity or more than one treatment area may need additional treatments. Optimal results can be maintained with annual Ultherapy sessions.
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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