As we age, our skin loses elasticity and causes the skin to sag. If you’ve noticed that the skin on your neck and jowls is becoming looser or that the skin above your eyes is hanging over your lids, Ultherapy® may help you lift those areas.
Ultherapy® is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to lift, tighten and tone loose skin on the neck, chin, brow and décolletage to counteract the effects of time and gravity. By lifting the brow, the amount of excess skin on the lids is reduced, which opens up the eyes and gives a more refreshed appearance. Ultherapy® also lifts and firms sagging necklines for a more streamlined silhouette.
- The only FDA approved non-invasive lift for the brow, chin, and neck
- Lifting the skin on the neck and jawline makes you look thinner*
- Ultherapy® lifts the skin on the brow, making the eyes look more open and less tired
- Ultherapy® modifies skin tissue at depths 3 times deeper than any other nonsurgical procedure
- Results in a single treatment with no downtime
*Patients who have had Ultherapy® for the lower face and neck report that friends and family say they look like they’ve lost weight
Lifting Skin and Making Headlines
How Ultherapy Works
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound beams to target skin tissue deep under the surface of the skin without affecting the intervening tissue or the surface of the skin. Ultherapy® reaches the SMAS level of the skin, the same level that is affected in surgical face lifts. At this level of the skin, Ultherapy® leaves thousands of energy deposits that cause a reaction that leads to an immediate tightening effect and that starts a gradual, long-term collagen production process that lifts and tightens both the deep SMAS layer and the dermal layer. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so full results will become apparent over three to six months.
Frequently Asked Question
The treatment itself is a 60-90 minute in-office procedure performed by our Aesthetic Medical Technicians. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, Dr. Marcus prescribes all patients a prescription to make the experience as comfortable as possible, and the prescribed medications should be taken one hour prior to treatment.
Unlike lasers, radiofrequency and surgery, Ultherapy® bypasses the surface of the skin to effect change in the deeper layers of skin, so there is no downtime. After treatment, most patients notice slight redness for up to an hour. A small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
The results from an Ultherapy® session will not be seen immediately. Several weeks after treatment, patients will begin to see an improvement in both skin tone and elasticity. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so tissues will gradually tighten and results can become more apparent over three to six months.
The benefits from an Ultherapy® treatment can last for a year or longer, but skin continues to age. Once the results begin to fade, a follow-up treatment can be performed to keep the skin firm and smooth and to help keep pace with the aging process.
The best Ultherapy® candidates are men or women who would like to lift and tighten the skin on their brow, chin, neck or décolletage. Ultherapy® is a great alternative for those patients who have minimal skin looseness and who don’t need or want to undergo facial surgery.
Patients with moderate to extreme laxity and sagging in the neck area are not good candidates for Ultherapy®; a surgical neck lift may be a better option for these patients.
If you’re interested in finding out whether Ultherapy® is right for you, call us today to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Marcus or Nancy Honsa, NP will determine whether you are a good candidate and work with you to determine the best treatment plan. You will also meet with one of our Aesthetic Medical Technicians, Nikki and Shawnie, who will work with Dr. Marcus or Nancy Honsa, NP to determine the best treatment plan to achieve your goals. The Aesthetic Medical Technician who did your consultation will talk to you about what to expect during and after treatment and give you a quote for the price of the Ultherapy® treatment, which will vary depending on the areas you would like to treat.
Treatment prices vary based on the area or areas being treated. Small areas such as the under eye area and the area around the mouth can be done on their own or as add-on treatments to larger treatment areas.
Full face and neck- $3,300
Full face- $2,800
Lower face and neck- $2,800
Lower face- $2,000
Full neck- $1,600
Upper face- $600
Brow-$550 ($400 add on)
Around the mouth- $500 ($350 add on)
Under eye-$350 ($250 add on)
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