ULTHERAPY (NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT)
Ultherapy is also referred to as a “non-surgical facelift” and lifts and tightens skin on the face, neck, and most notably, under the chin, along the jawline, and in the brow area. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy tackles moderate skin laxity on the face and neck, penetrating deeper than its laser-based treatment counterparts. Ultherapy treats just deep enough to stimulate the layer of the skin that produces new collagen (the same layer treated during plastic surgery) that lifts and supports the skin and is responsible for the skin’s smooth, youthful appearance. While it could be credited for some mild improvements to skin tone or sun damage, Ultherapy is best utilized for tightening and improving the skin’s volume.
Ultherapy requires just one treatment and there is no downtime following the procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” immediately following your Ultherapy treatment but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time with results improving over the course of 2-3 months and even up to 6 months*.
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking and feeling less firm. Sagging skin on the eyelids, on the neck or under the chin, for instance, are often the first signs of maturing skin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity concerns are candidates.
Who is a good candidate?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin, or lines and wrinkles on the chest, are signals a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their 30s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.8 While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, there are many people who want some facial lifting but are not ready for surgery, whether mentally, physically or financially. There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game,” as well as patients wanting an aesthetic maintenance option.
How many treatments does it take?
The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment, depending on how much skin laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process
How long will it last?
Since the procedure stimulates a person’s own collagen production, how long the results last depends on the individual. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but the individual’s natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside. Future touch-up treatments can help provide more control over the aging process, which varies by individual.
How much downtime is there?
With Ultherapy, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any post-treatment measures.
What does the treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you may feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, stimulating the collagen-building process. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. Skin Rejuvenation Clinic also offers Pro-Nox to all of our patients to ensure comfort.
What is Pro-Nox?
Pro-Nox is a patient controlled analgesia delivering a 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide mixture for in-office use and takes effects in seconds, offering immediate relief of any discomfort and anxiety.
With questions regarding pricing or to book a free consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for Ultherapy call us at (952) 920-6545.
*Results may vary
*results may vary