What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, non surgical face lift procedure. This therapy is designed to lift and tighten your neck, chin and brow areas. It also improves lines and wrinkles at your decolletage area as well. The therapy is done via the energy of an ultrasound. The ultrasound allows the doctor to clearly see where the energy will be directed and the doctor can focus that energy on your neck, under the chin and at your eyebrow. This energy stimulates new collagen production improving skin appearance. As this procedure is non-invasive there is no recovery or down time associated for you.
When Will I Notice A Difference?
Some who have completed this treatment have reported seeing an immediate positive improvement in appearance immediately following treatment. For the majority of users, you will begin to see definite improvement two to three months following the procedure. During this time period new collagen is at work pulling and tightening the skin targeted during therapy.
Is It Safe?
Yes, the procedure is safe. It has recently received the seal of approval from the FDA. Also, there have been successful clinical studies associated with this therapy and over a million treatments performed worldwide. This can be an excellent choice for those who want to see improvement in the eyebrow, neck, chin, and chest area, but who aren’t ready to go under the knife for such results. This therapy can also be used by patients who have previously had cosmetic surgery as it helps to extend the effects of plastic surgery.
How Much Does It Cost?
The price associated with treatment differs depending on the region and or area where you would be receiving the procedure. The average ultherapy cost is reported to be around $2,500-$3,000 dollars. Factors such as which doctor and or medical office you visit and the complexity of your surgery can affect the price you may pay for this therapy. Due keep in mind that in the majority of cases, cosmetic procedures aren’t covered by insurance companies.
How to Find a Doctor Who Performs This Therapy
Many doctor offices that perform plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures have a doctor on staff who can perform this treatment. Visiting the websites of offices and doctors where you’re thinking about receiving treatment at should provide you with this information. Also, don’t hesitate to call and ask to speak to someone at this therapy and whether or not it’s offered. Also, Ultherapy’s website has a Find a Doctor link that allows to you to search for providers near where you live that are able to perform this treatment.
Treatment Info and Reviews
A nice feature of this therapy is that the procedure is performed in a single treatment. Multiple follow-up treatments are unnecessary. Also, prior to receiving your treatment you won’t need to follow any special skin regiments or procedures. You just need to show up to your appointment. During the treatment the ultrasound machine is giving off energy, to generate and stimulate the new collagen growth, and this energy is felt as a small pulse against your skin. Some people may feel the sensation more so than others, but the feeling only lasts while the ultrasound is in contact with your skin. For the face and neck treatment the procedure usually lasts about an hour to an hour and a half. A treatment of your decolletage area only takes about around a half hour.
Following the procedure you may notice some redness. Some patients have also reported some minor swelling, tingling and sensitivity to touch but overall the symptoms are mild and are all temporary. As previously noted, you can immediately return to your daily routine after receiving the treatment and there an no special follow-up procedures or directions.
The long-lasting effects of the treatment vary from person to person and depend on your body’s personal aging process. If you do begin to see the returning signs of aging in your skin, the treatment can be performed again.