Ultherapy

Ultherapy: A Non-Invasive Procedure to Lift the Neck,
Eyebrow, Décolletage & Under-Chin Areas

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Ultherapy, a non-invasive procedure, tightens and lifts the skin without surgery or downtime – allowing you to achieve a more youthful, glowing look with less fine lines and wrinkles from your brows to your chest. Essentially, the procedure delivers focused ultrasound energy to the foundational layer of skin typically addressed in a surgical facelift.

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What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a unique, highly advanced procedure that utilizes focused ultrasound energy to locate and treat the skin’s deep support structures. Ultrasound energy has been used in a wide range of medical applications for decades, safely providing medical professionals with a highly accurate method for viewing the structures and condition of the body. Now, the same technology has been adapted for use in Ultherapy.

The treatment uses highly focused ultrasound beams to reach the SMAS, also referred to as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system. This deep layer of tissue is the same one targeted during a surgical facelift; however, Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment. The ultrasound energy provides your medical professional with a visual of the skin structure, enabling a precision-level focus on areas in need.

Once the target areas are determined, the ultrasound energy penetrates the specific area (face, neck, and/or chest) and concentrates largely on the fascia, a layer of connective tissue made up of collagen. Then, the ultrasound beams gently stimulate the growth and expansion of the collagen, also encouraging the growth of new collagen. As your collagen increases, your skin will be gradually revitalized from within.

What are the Results Offered by Ultherapy?

Because collagen is responsible for the fresh, youthful appearance of your skin, stimulating its natural production can have a significant impact on your appearance. Ultherapy is able to return your face, neck, and chest to a glowing, supple appearance by lifting and toning for completely natural-looking results. Your skin’s elasticity and firmness will noticeably improve, and the long-lasting results will give you the refreshed, rejuvenated look you’ve been searching for.

What are the Benefits of Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non-invasive, highly effective treatment that provides a natural-looking and long-lasting enhancement for patients who want to achieve the glowing, firm skin of their youth. Recovery is minimal, and the treatment can be completed 30-90 minutes. Finally, Ultherapy is designed to be tailored to each patient’s specific needs, providing customized results.

Who is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is an excellent option for men and women who have mild or moderate signs of aging, such as sagging or loss of firmness. It’s a particularly ideal solution for patients who are interested in avoiding surgical procedures. Generally, Ultherapy can provide highly successful results for patients who want to resolve:

  • Loss of definition in the jawline
  • Fine lines
  • Mild sagging of the skin on the face, neck, or chest
  • A slightly drooping browline

A personal consultation with our experienced team can help you determine if Ultherapy is the ideal option to suit your goals and needs.

What Can You Expect During the Ultherapy Process?

Ultherapy is an outpatient procedure administered by a licensed professional in a medical facility. First, your skin will be gently cleansed to prepare for the treatment, and ultrasound will be applied. Then, using ultrasound imaging technology, the provider will identify target areas for treatment. The smooth applicator will be pressed gently against the specific skin regions, allowing the provider to determine the exact placement of the ultrasound energy needed for optimal results. Finally, the applicator will be used to deliver the ultrasound waves beneath the surface of the skin.

The procedure is not painful, though some patients report a very mild discomfort from the heat of the ultrasound waves. On average, the entire process takes between 30 and 90 minutes, primarily dependent upon the size of the areas being treated. You will be able to return to your normal routine.

What is the Recovery Process Like After Ultherapy?

Because Ultherapy is non-invasive, the recovery process is extremely minimal. Certain patients may experience mild swelling or redness in the targeted areas, which generally resolves itself between one to two days. If you find that your skin is swollen or uncomfortable, over-the-counter pain relievers (ibuprofen) will be helpful.

Gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen should be used as a part of every skincare routine, particularly after Ultherapy for optimal results.

If you’d like to learn more about these procedures, or you’d like to schedule a consultation,
call us at 713-667-4600 or send us an email at mjs@houstonplasticsurgery.net.

Michael J. Streitmann, M.D. is a trusted, board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX

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