Surgery has always been an option for facial aging and rejuvenation. But now there’s ULTHERAPY, a non-surgical ultrasound treatment for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The benefit of this 60-90 minute treatment is that it uses your body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore the skin’s memory and underlying tissues.
HOW THE SERVICE CAN HELP YOU
Just like traditional ultrasound procedures, an applicator is placed on your skin which projects an image onto a screen, allowing you to see just the right depth below the skin to administer the heat. This achieves a positive effect on the deeper layers of the tissue all while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed.
Your skin’s response to the energy stimulates the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin and tissue over time.
Visible effects include lifting and toning of sagging skin. In the FDA trial, 9 out of 10 patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid and a more open, youthful look to the eyes overall. Patients reported firmer, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face as well. There is also an invisible result from the procedure with the creation of new, more youthful, collagen and elastin that help strengthen the skin from within.
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical procedure that allows practitioners to see below the surface of the skin and to specifically target the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address during surgical facelift. The ability to treat not just the skin but its underlying support system from the inside out helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results with no downtime.
There can be some temporary discomfort while the energy is being delivered, which is a signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort thresholds and pain tolerance vary from patient to patient. Your practitioner will discuss your options for making the experience as pleasant and as pain free as possible. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the initial results and the benefits to come.
Aftercare & Recovery Process
You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience a slight swelling for a few days following the procedure or tingling and tenderness to the touch for a few weeks following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated but the effect will build gradually over the course of 2-3 months. Further improvements can even appear up to six months following the procedure.
WHO GETS ULTHERAPY
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking and often feeling less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. While it does not achieve the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an alternative route for those who are not ready for surgery.
“After ultherapy, my skin has gradually shifted back closer to where it sued to be and I didn’t have to go under the knife.”
“There was no downtime and the results are very natural. Nobody knows I had anything done, they just know I look better.”“There’s no more hooding and it really opened up my eyes. I can now wear eye shadow.”
“Now I have the confidence to wear my hair pulled back.”
“There was some pain during the treatment, but it was worth the results I continue to see each day.”
WHY CHOOSE ARKANSAS PLASTIC SURGERY
For more information or to schedule a cosmetic consultation for Ultherapy with our doctors, please contact our office. Dr. David Bauer and Dr. Zachary Young, both of whom are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may also visit the Ultherapy website.