With the latest advances in anti-aging treatments, looking younger and restoring healthy skin is possible without surgery. In the past, the only choice for facial anti-aging was surgical procedure; now, people skip the heavy anesthesia, long recovery times, scars and the risks associated with surgery by using a non-invasive treatment option, such as Ultherapy.
Ultherapy, created by the innovative aesthetics company Ulthera, involves the use of ultrasound technology to lift and tighten the skin non-surgically. The Ultherapy ultrasound treatment at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center provides patients with a non-invasive approach to facial age reversal without the use of needles or scalpels, and can also be used for the neck and decolletage to provide complete rejuvenation.
Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved type of non-invasive treatment for lifting saggy skin. It is used to tighten and restore the healthy glow of skin around the eyes, under the chin, around the eyebrows and on the neck.
Ultherapy makes use of ultrasound technology, as the sound waves from the machine stimulate cells in the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin to achieve advanced anti-aging results. These waves reach deeper than lasers to target the muscles just under the skin.
As a result, the muscles tighten and the skin is lifted as it stimulates collagen production lost during the aging process. As Ultherapy stimulates new collagen production, pliability and elasticity are restored. With the combined benefit of muscle tightening and collagen production increasing, the skin looks tighter, more vibrant and smoother after just one treatment.
In addition to lifting the skin and making it look fuller, this therapy reduces the appearance of both deep and fine lines and wrinkles. It is an excellent choice for any person who wants to regain a youthful face, chin and neck without the risks that come with surgery or chemical-based treatments.
Before starting the treatment, some people choose to take an over-the-counter painkiller to prevent any mild pain. Many people choose not to take any painkillers and only complain of a short-term feeling of mild discomfort. As we begin the procedure, our licensed aesthetic specialists will apply a lubricating gel to your skin before using the ultrasound wand.
The treatment typically lasts between 20 and 40 minutes. However, it may be longer for some patients. Due to the non-invasive nature of this procedure, most Ultherapy patients are able to go home or return to work and resume normal activities just a short time after treatment is administered.
The benefits of Ultherapy are remarkable. We often recommend taking before and after pictures so that you can see the results for yourself. Some of the benefits include:
There is no downtime associated with Ultherapy, so you can expect to be able to return to your day as usual after your treatment. There may be a few side effects, but these are generally minimal. After you’re an Ultherapy session, your skin may appear red or flushed, which fades within a few hours. There is also the possibility of minor swelling, numbness, tingling, or tenderness in the treated area, which quickly disappears.
Our medically licensed anti-aging specialists are trained and experienced in using Ultherapy to treat a variety of age-related skin issues. When you contact us to learn about our treatments, we will discuss all options and take the time to answer your questions. Our goal is to help you choose the treatment or combination of treatments that best fits your individual needs.
We realize that no treatment is best for all people. With our help, when you choose our aesthetics clinic, you will receive a personalized consultation and treatment plan. Additionally, we offer only the best, most proven treatments for cosmetic rejuvenation, not the latest hyped up fad treatment “as seen on TV.”
Before any aesthetic treatment, you want to know about the experience others have had both with the treatment and at the practice. Our clinic encourages anyone seeking this treatment to read third-party reviews prior to setting up a consultation.
For unbiased Ultherapy reviews, read what people have to say on review sites and in articles, but also ask your aesthetic practitioner for before and after photos of patients treated in their practice to see the kinds of results they can achieve for you. After all, even the best anti-aging treatment can be used improperly in unskilled hands. Be sure you’re seeking treatment at a certified practice with a medically licensed provider.
After you’ve read the Ultherapy reviews, viewed before and after photos and decided you want to seek treatment, it’s time to join us for a consultation. A phone consultation may be done first to determine individual skin needs, medical history and budget concerns. This is a good time to discuss concerns and ask questions about any information that should be brought along to the consultation.
We are confident that people who come to our aesthetics practice for a consultation with a licensed aesthetic specialist with a valid medical license will leave feeling informed and at ease about receiving their chosen treatments. We work with a flexible schedule to help new clients decide a time that works best for their needs.
We understand that there are many questions people have when considering any non-invasive cosmetic skin treatment. Here are some of the most common concerns and questions we receive from patients about Ultherapy:
The cost of Ultherapy will depend on the patient. Several areas can be treated with Ultherapy, and each can vary in price. With Ultherapy, plan on spending in the range of $1,000 to $5,000. We will meet with you to discuss a customized treatment plan to achieve the optimal results and the refreshed look you envision.
The ideal candidate for Ultherapy is a patient who looks older than she feels and wants a fresh, rejuvenated, youthful look.
As Ultherapy is FDA approved and non-invasive, most patients who seek treatment are good candidates for this procedure. However, as with all medical treatments, some patients have contraindications that you and your aesthetic provider should discuss prior to treatment.
Patients who are not good candidates for Ultherapy include anyone who has burns or injuries to the treatment area and should discuss other options for treatment or delay the procedure. However, Ultherapy is very gentle and often a good procedure for patients who aren’t good candidates for surgery or injectables or who would prefer to have a 100% non-invasive aesthetic experience.
Your treatment will be administered by a licensed aesthetic specialist in our aesthetics clinic using the Ulthera wand that looks a bit like an ultrasound wand you’d see in your doctor’s office. As the Ulthera wand passes over your skin, it produces high-frequency sound waves that penetrate the skin in short segments wherever skin and muscles could use a little lift.
In some cases, the procedure may last as little as 20 minutes. However, this is for small targeted areas. Treatment may last longer for some patients who have a larger area to treat. However, speed doesn’t assure accuracy; our providers will take the time necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for your treatment.
Most Ultherapy procedure pain is moderate, therefore, the topical anesthesia may be used as well as an oral painkiller for people who have a very low pain tolerance or expect more than minimal discomfort during the procedure.
If you have a low tolerance for pain, a simple over-the-counter pain reliever will do the trick. Patients who forgo painkillers report mild discomfort that subsides quickly. Discuss any pain concerns you have during the consultation, and our aesthetic providers will be happy to advise you.
Many Ultherapy patients may see some noticeable results just a few days after treatment. However, Ultherapy effects reach their maximum visible benefits after 3-6 months as collagen regeneration continues to naturally replenish and restore the skin’s appearance.
As a major effect of Ultherapy is collagen regeneration, the amount of time a treatment lasts depends on the individual as some patients produce more collagen than others. Some issues that affect collagen production include your age, diet, genetics and several other factors.
While most patients retain the effects for at least a year, the skin continues aging and requires touch-up treatments. We will help monitor your results and advise you as to when you should have repeat treatments to maintain your new youthful look.
In vast majority of cases, downtime following an Ultherapy treatment is inconsequential. Patients are typically able to return to their normal daily activities immediately following the procedure. This is a large part of the draw of the treatment and why it’s so popular.
As this procedure is non-invasive, Ultherapy risks are very low. People who are in poor health and those who have serious skin conditions should speak with their doctors and come in for a consultation to determine if we should explore other treatment options or delay treatment.
This is a question every person must evaluate individually. Some facilities will tell people that Ultherapy is right for them if that is what they want to hear. However, we believe that it is best to recommend therapies that are optimal for each person.
If our providers think Botox and fillers are a better option for you than Ultherapy (or in addition to Ultherapy), we will reveal this information during the consultation and work with you to come up with an individualized treatment plan. For those patients who are found to be the best candidates for Ultherapy overwhelmingly agree that Ultherapy is worth it and, if given a chance to do it over, would make the choice to get Ultherapy again.
There are typically no complications with Ultherapy. However, there are rare occasions where a person may have a very mild skin reaction to the therapy. Very few patients may develop swelling, redness or numbness that subsides a short time after the treatment is over. These side effects are not common. The mild discomfort that some people experience usually disappears quickly.
Some patients may have an allergic reaction to the topical gel or materials that make up the special Ultherapy wand. Please discuss all allergies you have with our providers so we can ensure a safe procedure for you.
Not every online source has reliable information about Ultherapy. We encourage anyone who is interested in this option to contact our practice for detailed information. The best way to receive thorough information about Ultherapy is to contact us for a consultation. However, prior to your consultation, consider learning more about Ultherapy on the official Ultherapy website and RealSelf.com.
Is Ultherapy worth it? We let clients answer that for themselves. If you are searching for an Ultherapy clinic, we invite you to visit our aesthetics practice for a consultation to learn how this new therapy may benefit you. We also offer unique dual therapies, dermal injections and laser skin therapies, providing you a wide range of options for your aesthetic rejuvenation.
When you discuss your needs with us, we provide personalized advice and an optimized treatment plan. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation.
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn about whether Ultherapy is right for you. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have; our patient care coordinator will sit with you to discuss the benefits of this groundbreaking procedure, and how it might help you restore your skin to its youthful, vibrant appearance. Call today to schedule your appointment.