What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for lifting the skin on the face, neck and chest. Ultherapy® uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.
How is Ultherapy® different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy® uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months. The procedure takes 60 to 90 minutes for most patients, and there is no downtime. It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
Is Ultherapy® painful?
Comfort thresholds do vary from patient to patient; however, most experience some discomfort during the procedure. The discomfort happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. In order to make your experience as comfortable as possible, Dr. Turnure works with each patient individually by prescribing the necessary pain medications.
How long does it last?
Patients treated with Ultherapy® still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
Are there any side effects?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling, bruising or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.