Ultherapy is a non-invasive clinically proven treatment that uses ultrasound to counteract the effects of time and gravity on your skin by gently and gradually lifting skin. This collagen-boosting treatment allows the skin care experts at The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C. to see the layers of tissue they are treating to ensure that energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.
Ultherapy® is a wonderful alternative for patients who are not ready, or do not want, surgery and can even be an option for patients who wish to extend the effects of surgery. You could be a candidate for Ultherapy® if you are ready to improve aging skin!
- Mild to moderate skin laxity
- Loose skin on the neck
- Sagging under the chin
- Lines or wrinkles on the chest
Benefits of Treatment
- Builds new collagen
- Stimulates collagen production by ultrasound energy without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin
- Bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depths and the right temperature
- Natural results
About the Procedure
After identifying the specific areas to be treated, ultrasound gel is applied and the smooth treatment applicator is placed against the skin. Your skin care expert will use ultrasound imaging to first see deep within the skin to determine optimal placement of the treatment energy and then deliver the focused ultrasound energy beneath the skin’s surface. During treatment, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels can vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the energy is being delivered. The length of your treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
Just one non-invasive Ultherapy® treatment helps counteract the effects of time, gravity and sun exposure without downtime; however, some patients need an additional treatment for optimal results. Because skin continues to age after treatment, future touch-ups may be needed. Some patients see an initial effect right after their treatment, but the real results appear over 2−3 months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin on the neck, chin and brow as well as smooth skin on the chest.
Aftercare and Recovery
You can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements. Your skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.
Ultherapy® is a treatment with no downtime. Many have proclaimed the positive effects. The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C. serves patients throughout the metro Atlanta, GA area and beyond. Call today for an appointment to find out more about Ultherapy®.