It’s Subtle. It’s Gradual. It’s Natural.
Let’s face it: We all age.
But we can counteract signs of aging, boost skin’s vibrancy, elasticity, tightness, and youth, and deliver results you can see with Ultherapy.
Ultherapy At a Glance
Ultherapy is a non-invasive way to lift and tighten skin on the neck, chin, and brow, and improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
- Uses focused ultrasound technology to jump-start collagen production and build elastin in the skin
- Works by delivering ultrasound pulses at the right depth and temperature to the treatment area
- Lifts and tightens the skin naturally
- Effective on all skin types and pigmentations
- No surgery
- No recuperation time
- May be used just about anywhere on the body
- May be used in conjunction with other treatments (such as injectables)
- From $350 to $3,500
Before and After Images
How Ultherapy Works
People of all different skin types who want non-invasive skin tightening now have a solution: Ultherapy.
Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy targets areas beneath the dermis with the right temperature to increase collagen production and to firm and tighten the skin.
Is Ultherapy Effective?
Our patients often achieve their aesthetic goals in a single treatment session!
If you are ready to turn back the clock on those early signs of aging with a noninvasive treatment, Ultherapy may be a good choice for you.
The Advantages of Ultherapy
Ultherapy offers greater benefits than other methods of nonsurgical skin tightening.
• FDA-Cleared Technology for All Skin Pigmentations
In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Ultherapy for use on the brow, chin, neck, and chest.
Ultherapy is the sole, noninvasive treatment approved by the FDA to lift the skin in select treatment areas.
• Brow Lift and Tightening
Ultherapy has been cleared to lift the eyebrow.
• Chin Lift and Tightening
Ultherapy has been cleared to tighten submental (under-chin) sagging
• Breast and Décolleté Rejuvenation
Ultherapy has been cleared to rejuvenate the chest or décolleté.
• Increased Collagen Production
Ultrasound energy can also be delivered into the dermal structure, stimulating the body’s rejuvenation process. The energy heats the inner dermal layers to boost collagen production, naturally.
Collagen is an essential protein found in abundance in the dermis during our youth. Collagen gives young skin its smooth, supple appearance. As we age, collagen levels begin to decline, resulting in loose, sagging skin and the formation of wrinkles. By restoring collagen, we can also effectively reverse those signs of aging by firming and smoothing the skin’s surface.
• Deep, Dermal Penetration
The ability to work deeper into the dermal structure without disrupting the outer surface of the skin produces dramatic, skin-tightening results without the need for anesthesia or recovery time.
Ultrasound technology has been used in the medical field for decades. An ultrasound machine generates sound waves at high frequencies (higher than the audible range for humans). Thus, ultrasound devices allow for imaging inside the body for both diagnostics and treatment purposes.
This noninvasive technology is entirely safe with few—if any—side effects. For example, ultrasound technicians typically conduct ultrasounds on pregnant women so that doctors can see the baby inside the womb, monitor its growth and development, and detect potential problems in utero.
• Surgical Precision—Without Surgery!
Ultherapy provides the additional benefits of allowing the provider to see precisely where the energy is being delivered, and target your skin concerns accordingly.
Ultrasound imaging ensures that the heat is targeted to just where it is needed to have the most significant effect. Other treatments rely on the surgeon to estimate the best location, which results in a less consistent outcome overall.
• Long-Lasting Results
Although you may see positive results from your Ultherapy treatment session right away, the full outcome will likely take two or three months to become evident. By that time, collagen production will have kicked in, and your skin should sport a more youthful glow with a visible reduction in skin laxity and fine lines. These results may last for up to two years before you need another treatment session to prolong your new look.
Is Ultherapy Right for You?
Ultherapy is an effective treatment for men and women with mild to moderate skin laxity. The therapy has been FDA-approved to firm and tighten the following areas:
- Brow and forehead to lift the brow line (nonsurgical brow lift)
- Upper and lower face to restore your youthful facial profile
- Chin to create definition and remodel the submental fat
- Neck to smooth away lines and eliminate the turkey neck appearance
- Décolleté to reduce the appearance of lines and create a firmer look
What to Expect During and After Treatment
Fast Treatment, No Downtime
On the day of your Ultherapy treatment, you will be given a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure. We also use Pro-Nox (laughing gas), which is a combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide, to lessen your anxiety. Dentists have used this technology for years.
Ultrasound gel is also applied to the treatment area, which allows the transducer to work more effectively. The handheld applicator is then placed on the surface of the skin and moved slowly across the treatment area to deliver the ultrasound energy where it is needed. The same applicator also produces the ultrasound imaging, so your provider knows precisely where the power is placed within the dermal structure.
Patients describe this treatment as comfortable for the most part, particularly when numbing cream is applied beforehand. There can be sensations of heat as the ultrasound energy is delivered, but these usually last just a few seconds. The entire procedure will last about 90 minutes, depending on the number of areas that will be addressed during the session.
There is no recovery period after an Ultherapy treatment, which means you should be able to return to work or resume other activities as soon as your appointment has ended. The only side effects that are occasionally seen after Ultherapy are mild swelling and redness in the treatment area. The results are minor and do not typically last more than a day or two. You should not have to worry about noticeable signs that you just had a cosmetic treatment performed.
On its own, Ultherapy is an effective method of skin tightening and anti-aging.
It can also be paired with other procedures, such as injectable treatments, to produce an even more dramatic result.
Our experienced medical team at Glo Medspa is committed to creating a treatment plan that will help you achieve optimal results. To learn more about Ultherapy or the other procedures we offer, contact Glo Medspa and set up a consultation with Jacqueline Carroll – PA-C, Kristin Converse – RN, or Jessica Fisher – PA-C today at 910-256-2690.