Ulthera , most often called Ultherapy, is one of the newest and most effective non-surgical approaches to lift and tighten the skin on the face, neck and decolletage using ultrasound technology. Combining Ulthera with fillers such as Restylane and Belotero can produce an even more profound effect. Clinical studies show that combining Ulthera and fillers can dramatically improve the appearance of the face, making it fuller, firmer, smoother and younger.
Ultherapy is performed with a small ultrasound device that penetrates the tissue beneath the skin. The device allows medically licensed aesthetic treatment providers to control the depth of the ultrasound application and to target precise areas for treatment.
An image of the tissue beneath the skin is visible on a screen, and low levels of heat energy are applied to selected areas. Ulthera only affects the deeper skin tissues; it does not negatively impact the surface areas of the skin.
When the ultrasound heat energy is applied, the skin contracts and the heat energy triggers the production of collagen. Over time, this newly produced collagen grows and begins to firm, tone, lift and tighten the surface skin on the face and neck. The result is a natural lift in the skin's appearance.
Some patients are able to see immediate results after an Ultherapy treatment. However, maximum effects are usually achieved gradually over a period of two or three months. Clinical trials indicate that changes in the appearance of the skin after Ultherapy are significant and that most patients require only one Ultherapy treatment to achieve maximum results.
Ultrasound treatments have been used safely for almost 50 years, and Ultherapy for nonsurgical face lifts received FDA approval in 2006. Ultherapy requires no downtime, and when the procedure is completed, you can resume normal activities immediately. Some patients might experience a slight swelling, redness and puffiness for a few hours after treatment.
Combining Ultherapy with Radiesse or other facial fillers can enhance the effectiveness of both treatments. However, when combining Ultherapy with fillers like Sculptra Aesthetic, it's best to receive Ultherapy first and fillers afterward, as the ultrasound waves can break down the previously injected fillers. Most Beverly Hills medical spa patients receive dermal filler injections to augment Ultherapy treatments immediately or soon after completing the Ultherapy treatment. Fillers like Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Restylane Lyft can all be combined with Ultherapy to achieve the maximum anti-aging effect.
Studies indicate that these fillers can stimulate additional collagen production when combined with Ultherapy to produce a synergistic effect. Taken together, a combined treatment of Ulthera with fillers is an effective and noninvasive alternative to traditional face lifts, neck lifts and eye lifts.
Think and Ultherapy and dermal filler combination treatment is right for you? Contact the professionals in our Beverly Hills medspa to schedule a consultation with our medically licensed aesthetic specialists. We’ll perform a thorough examination and take your full medical history to help determine if you’re a good candidate for this procedure or if there are other procedures that are perhaps better suited for your needs.« Back to Articles & Tips