Want tighter, more even toned skin? Not ready for surgery? If so, ultherapy may be the perfect option. This is the only non-invasive procedure that lifts the under-chin, neck and eyebrow area using ultrasound technology. The Medspa offers this innovative technology to rejuvenate the face.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive lift procedure. It uses ultrasound technology, which is very safe and has been used in the medical field for more than 5 decades, to tighten and tone loose skin on the brow and neck area by focusing ultrasound to stimulate the production of collagen deep in the skin. Collagen is a natural protein that gives our skin its firmness and tone. As we age, our collagen begins to lose its strength and elasticity, and its ability to counteract the effects of gravity that work to pull the skin downward. Ultherapy can help push your body to strengthen and rebuild existing collagen and produce new collagen to restore a more youthful appearance.
The Ultherapy Procedure
This procedure begins by washing the skin with a mild cleanser, then applying a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. An ultrasound device will then be used to deliver heat and energy into deep tissues of the skin to target connective tissues. The device is able to deliver the precise amount of energy exactly where it is needed to tighten connective tissues for tighter and more even-toned skin. The procedure itself usually takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the treatment area.
After treatment, you will notice firmer, tighter skin and some reduction in wrinkles and fine lines. Results look very natural. Some results will be visible immediately, but more dramatic results often take one to three months to develop. Most patients see the maximum benefit after six months, as this is how long it takes for new collagen to grow.
This procedure has no downtime, yet offers tighter, younger-looking skin, even on the neck, without surgery. Your skin may feel tender or sore for a few days, and you may experience light swelling or bruising.
Are You a Candidate?
Good candidates are men and women who have some skin laxity with skin that is starting to loosen or sag. While this procedure will not offer the same level of results as surgery, it can be ideal for individuals who are beginning to show signs of aging, such as sagging skin on the eyelids, a lowered eyebrow line, or loose skin under the chin or on the neck. This skin tightening treatment is both effective at delaying the need for surgery or prolonging the effects of cosmetic surgery. While there is no specific age that will make you a good candidate, many patients who get the best benefit from Ultherapy are in their 30s or older.
Ultherapy™ is an innovative new non-invasive treatment for facial rejuvenation. This FDA-cleared procedure utilizes ultrasound energy to penetrate deep into the skin where it stimulates the production of new collagen. This creates a natural yet significant tightening and lifting effect in the skin and an overall refreshed appearance.
The Rachael Ray show, recently featured Ultherapy as one of the latest procedures in the aesthetic market that can be used to turn back the clock on aging.
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Ultherapy™ has proven particularly effective in treating low set brows, lines around the eyes, mild jowls, and laxity along the jawline and beneath the chin. The best candidates for treatment are looking to improve early signs of aging and are generally in their 40s and 50s. Ultherapy™ is most effective in patients with healthy skin that still retains some elasticity.
This 30-minute, non-invasive treatment requires no anesthesia. During the procedure, the ultrasound applicator is gradually passed over the skin where it delivers small amounts of energy into the deep layers of skin and soft tissue. The body responds by creating new collagen which, in turn, produces a tightening effect in the area.
There is no downtime or recovery associated with Ultherapy™ and patients are able to immediately return to their normal routine. Results are not immediate but happen gradually over time as the body generates new collagen. Results have been shown to last a minimum of one year and are more than likely permanent though the skin will continue to age.
Dr. Holcomb is one of few area doctors offering this technology. Schedule your Ultherapy™ consultation today by clicking here.