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Ultherapy (Ulthera, Inc.) is a noninvasive skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound technology to tighten and lift the skin of the face and neck. Using the ultrasound device, the physician is able to visualize the muscles and deep connective tissue below the skin and deliver targeted concentrated ultrasound energy. This energy contracts the muscles and deep tissue and stimulates the body’s own collagen to grow and strengthen, enhancing the scaffolding that supports the skin, and resulting in tighter, smoother, more lifted skin.
Ultherapy treatment is safe for all skin types, but the best candidates who will realize the most benefits are those in their late 30s to early 40s who show early signs of skin laxity.
During the Ultherapy procedure a smooth ultrasound probe is applied to the skin to deliver low levels of focused heat to the target muscles and tissue deep beneath the skin’s surface. Typically this causes a mild, warm tightening sensation that is tolerable without any form of anesthetic or pain medication; however, your doctor may recommend local anesthetic if your pain threshold is extremely low.
Ultherapy treatment takes 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on surface area being treated.
There is no residual pain after Ultherapy treatment and zero downtime. You may experience some redness or mild swelling for up to 3 hours post treatment, but nothing that will interfere with daily activities.
You may see a slightly tighter, firmer you right away, but the building of new collagen happens progressively over 2 to 3 months following the treatment. If there was ever a time when patience is a virtue it’s when you are rewarded with the amazing, risk-free results of Ultherapy: lifted, tightened, and toned skin around the eyes, brow, and jaw line.
Depending on your skin laxity, it may only take one Ultherapy treatment for ideal results; other patients may require a series of 3 treatments. As your skin endures the natural aging process, it is recommended to repeat this treatment every 12 months to maintain results.
You should only visit an actively board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Dermatologists should be certified by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD). Plastic Surgeons should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Both of those boards are part of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a non-profit organization that is considered the gold standard of physician certification. Consult the Charlotte’s Book Premier Provider directory to find a doctor who meets these standards and specializes in this treatment. For more information about how we choose our providers, please read Credentials We Abide By.
Ultherapy wasn’t always a pain free endeavor…the new Ultherapy Amplify software upgrade has improved this technique to minimize pain and maximize results…of course you’ll only use a doctor who knows about this.
Ultherapy or Ulthera? Tomato tomato, potato potato…
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