Have You Heard about Ultherapy?
We’re excited at Shapiro Plastic Surgery about the newest non-surgical alternative to a traditional face lift – Ultherapy! Recently featured in Vogue Magazine, the Ulthera system uses ultrasound technology to first visualize and then treat the skin’s deep support structures. This strengthens the skin from within to provide natural lift and toning. Ultherapy is the only nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedure that specifically targets and strengthens the deep foundational layer of tissue that is targeted during surgery.
What Exactly Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy lets practitioners direct sound waves into and under the skin to heat tissue. This lifts and tightens loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. The result is skin that is more toned and youthful-looking. Ultherapy is ideal for the brow region where it can be utilized to reduce the excess skin on the lids. This opens the eyes and gives a refreshed appearance.
The Ultherapy procedure is quick, with no down-time. With just one treatment, immediate results can be seen. And because, Ultherapy prompts the creation of collagen, continued lifting occurs for two to three months after the procedure as new, stronger collagen is produced. In the FDA clinical trial of Ultherapy, nine out of ten patients reported firmer skin. Check out these before and after photos.
Patients often ask if there is pain during Ultherapy. While there is slight discomfort for some while the energy is being delivered during the procedure, most find it completely tolerable – especially when they see the results! The skin can appear flushed immediately after Ultherapy, but redness dissipates within a few hours. Slight swelling and tingling can occur in the few days following the procedure.
Because Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy, there is a proven track record of safety. In fact, the technology has been used for over 50 years in the field of medicine, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application.
With an ever-increasing number of procedures and treatment options, patients commonly ask if Ulthera is right for them. It’s definitely a smart option for healthy individuals who don’t like the appearance of sagging skin but are not ready for surgery. Do you want to learn more about this exciting new procedure, and if it’s right for you? Call Shapiro Plastic Surgery today for an evaluation today!