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Ultherapy FDA Approved Uses

Just about everyone is talking about one of the newest non-invasive treatments available for facial anti-aging called Ultherapy. Ultherapy has been approved by the FDA for non-surgical skin tightening using ultrasound technology and is a favorite of local celebrities, such as the beautiful and forever youthful Courteney Cox.

Using ultrasound impulses, the foundational layer of your skin is targeted to trigger your body's natural regenerative response. When that response is activated, there are three main effects it produces for younger looking skin:

  • Lifting: One of the approved uses for Ultherapy is to lift your skin; this is what Ulthera refers to as an uplift. This is partially caused by the skin tightening. However, the regenerative response brought on by the ultrasound impulses causes more collagen production. When the foundational layer rebuilds itself and regenerates collagen, the result is a fuller look in your face.
  • Tightening: In addition to lifting your skin, Ultherapy also tightens skin. Once again, collagen production is contributing to the process as it also increases the skin’s elasticity. When your skin regains its elasticity, wrinkles and lines become smoother. The lifting and tightening properties of collagen make Ultherapy a good choice for sagging skin around your neck, chin, cheeks and eyebrows.
  • Toning: Ultherapy is also approved for toning skin. When the collagen lifts and tightens your facial skin, it also improves the tone. This does not mean every blemish or certain discolorations will disappear. However, there are laser treatments available for such issues. Ultherapy simply regenerates collagen to produce a healthier, natural glow on your skin.

Ultherapy FDA Approved Uses

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Initial Ultherapy FDA approval came through in 2009 for a non-surgical eyelift. Since then, it has also received clearance from the FDA for treatment of skin on the face, neck and decolletage. Most treatment programs focus on the chin, neck and eyebrows as these are the most common areas for sagging skin due to collagen loss. As people age, the foundational layer of skin naturally starts deteriorating. Constant facial muscle movement, environmental toxins and other factors can contribute to a duller appearance and more wrinkles over time. Ultherapy helps reverse some of those changes to yield a naturally youthful look.

As this treatment only involves the use of ultrasound technology, there is no extended recovery time. Most people return to their normal activities the same day or the next day. Ultherapy may be used in addition to other types of dermal treatments for more comprehensive results. People with multiple skin issues can especially benefit from dual treatments. To learn more about this non-surgical facelift alternative, contact our office today. If you are looking for Ultherapy in Beverly Hills, we hope you’ll consider getting your treatment at Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center with one of our experienced aesthetic medical specialists who can provide you with a consultation and suggest a treatment plan based on your individual needs.

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New protocols for office visits

May 12th, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have instituted many changes to your normal office visit. These changes have been introduced to protect everyone’s health and safety during your visit. All of our staff have been tested for COVID-19 and are negative. They are being monitored daily as well and will be practicing safety guidelines.

  1. If you are sick, do not come to the office. Call our front desk and we will reschedule your appointment promptly once you’re healthy again.
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