Ultherapy®, also referred to as Ulthera®, is a non-surgical treatment to lift, tone and tighten sagging skin around the eyes, face, under the chin and the neck area. Many of us experience these common signs of aging, but do not wish to undergo surgical procedures in order to reverse them. Ultherapy® offers an alternative solution with little to no recovery time required. The Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay offers this innovative technique to reduce signs of aging and sagging skin, including wrinkles and inelastic skin, on your face and neck without any incisions (or injections) necessary for treatment. In fact, Ultherapy® is the only FDA approved treatment to lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas.
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How Ultherapy® Works
Ultherapy® is a professional skin rejuvenation method that uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift. Collagen is stimulated by the ultrasonic waves and the heat that they provide. This can ultimately lead to improved elasticity and firmness in the skin. Ultherapy also works to trigger regeneration of healthier skin layers, providing a safe, natural lift to your face and neck.
During the Ultherapy® procedure, a special device will be gently guided over the treatment areas in order to deliver the appropriate amount of ultrasonic waves for the skin to begin a gradual smoothing and tightening process. Treatment can take anywhere from 30-90 minutes, depending on the areas being treated.
*Results and Benefits
Because Ultherapy® requires no needles or incisions, recovery time is generally not necessary after treatment. Most patients are able to resume normal activity shortly afterwards.
After your initial treatment, you will begin to see gradual results which will continue to improve over the following two to three months, as the skin layers and collagen regenerate. Tightening and elasticity will continue to improve over time. Optimal results will be achieved in up to six months, after the collagen has been renewed and strengthened.
*Results May Vary
Frequently Asked Questions about Ultherapy®
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is a NEW FDA approved, non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to safely firm, tighten, and actually lift skin tissue without disrupting the surface of the skin. Ultherapy® is the only device that goes beyond the dermis to target the superficial muscle layer.
What results can I expect from Ultherapy®?
- See a Higher Brow
- See a Tighter Neck
- See a Lift Under the Chin
How does Ultherapy® work?
Focused ultrasound energy is delivered non-invasively and heats deep tissue. This causes a natural, regenerative response. After Ultherapy®, weak collagen is reorganized and strengthened by the growth of new collagen, which tightens and lifts the skin.
What does Ultherapy® feel like?
There can be some discomfort while energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and a signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated
How long does Ultherapy® treatment take?
Full face can take 60-90 minutes. The full face treatment will give your overall appearance the best result as it will lift the skin from all areas. Smaller treatment areas can take 45-60 mins to perform. We will be able to advise you of treatment times specific to your treatment at your FREE consultation.
What is the downtime after Ultherapy® treatment?
No recuperation and no interruption of daily routine. You may return to normal activities immediately. Any flushing or redness should resolve within a few hours. It is not uncommon for there to be some swelling for a few days following the procedure but this is mild and temporary in nature.
Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy®?
Ideal candidates are men and women with mild to moderate skin laxity, which may include sagging under the chin, loss of jawline, appearance of jowls, down-turned mouth, and hooding on the eyelids. We will always assess your specific concerns to determine if you are a good candidate prior to treatment in a FREE consultation.
When will I see results from my Ultherapy® treatment?
Just as it takes time for muscle to build, the effects of Ultherapy® build gradually and full benefits are evident after 60-90 days following treatment.
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If you have questions about Ultherapy® and how it can benefit your needs, please contact the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay to schedule a consultation. Our staff will be happy to help you find the skin rejuvenation treatment that is right for you.