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Are you looking to lift loose, sagging skin and restore a more youthful look to your face or chest? Ultherapy may be the solution you need. Ultherapy is a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure for the face, neck and décolletage that uses clinically-proven ultrasound technology to gradually strengthen your skin from the inside out. In less than an hour—and without any downtime—you can be well on your way to tighter, more youthful skin.

Aging is inevitable. As we mature, our skin gradually loses its youthful elasticity and succumbs to the constant tug of gravity. Collagen production slows, facial tissue relaxes and loses tone, and fine lines and wrinkles become progressively more ingrained. A facelift can offer dramatic results that turn back the clock, but not everyone is ready or willing to undergo invasive surgery. Ultherapy treats the skin’s foundational layer typically addressed in cosmetic surgery but without the need for incisions, scars, anesthesia or injections. At Dignity Medical Aesthetics, we are proud to offer this clinically-proven, noninvasive facelift alternative for patients who are interested in nonsurgical skin rejuvenation or who wish to extend the effects of their cosmetic surgery.

Before Ultherapy

The first step for achieving firmer, tighter skin is scheduling a one-on-one consultation with a qualified specialist at Dignity Medical Aesthetics. During your in-person consultation, your practitioner will evaluate your skin, discuss your goals and concerns, and determine whether Ultherapy is right for your needs.

During Ultherapy

During your Ultherapy appointment, our priority is to create a comfortable and safe experience that delivers exceptional results. After cleansing the skin in the treatment areas, your Ultherapy practitioner will apply ultrasound gel and place the device’s applicator against your skin. Ultrasound imaging will be used to visualize layers deep beneath your skin’s surface and determine the optimal placement of the ultrasound energy. The applicator will then channel focused ultrasound waves at precise depths to the target areas. You may feel this part of the procedure, but the sensation is tolerable and only lasts while the energy is being delivered.

After Ultherapy

There is no downtime following Ultherapy treatments, so you can resume your regular daily activities without any post-treatment restrictions. Some improvements may be quickly apparent, but your final results will appear after your body’s collagen-building process has had time to work. Most patients experience results that build over two to three months, while some report improved results as much as six months following their procedure. You can expect smoother, tighter, more lifted skin and an appearance that is smoother and more youthful.


What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only noninvasive ultrasound treatment approved by the FDA for lifting the skin on the chin, brow and neck, as well as improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. Ultherapy delivers waves of focused ultrasound energy to effectively lift and tighten loose skin over time without surgery or downtime. The procedure also incorporates ultrasound imaging to help practitioners precisely deliver the treatment to areas where it will be most beneficial.

Unlike lasers, radiofrequency treatments, surgery and other anti-aging techniques, nonsurgical Ultherapy treatments bypass the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen growth in the skin’s foundational layer. There is no disruption to visible skin, but Ultherapy induces a powerful and long-lasting effect beneath the surface. The optimal amount of ultrasound energy delivered at the right depths and the right temperature triggers the body’s natural collagen production process, stimulating long-term tissue remodeling that gradually lifts, tightens and restores elasticity to the skin.

Why Does Ultherapy Stand Out from Other Cosmetic Procedures?

Ultherapy is the first and only nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate the growth of new collagen from deep beneath the epidermis. Ultherapy treatments also take advantage of advanced ultrasound imaging, providing a clear and accurate view of the layers of skin tissue. Ultrasound imaging ensures that the waves of energy are delivered precisely where they will be most effective. The resulting increased collagen production ramps up over time, so results from Ultherapy evolve after the procedure and become more apparent over three to six months. The procedure takes about an hour for most patients, and there is no downtime.

Ultrasound waves have unique and useful characteristics that allow them to harmlessly pass through the surface of the skin and deliver treatment to deeper layers that cannot be reached by other noninvasive cosmetic devices. Laser treatments, for example, rely on light energy that can only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Ultherapy can reach the skin’s deeper foundations without disrupting or damaging the skin’s surface and can provide a significant lift of the tissue over two to three months.

Does It Hurt?

While every patient reacts differently to treatment, the majority of patients find Ultherapy treatments to be tolerable and not overly uncomfortable. You may experience some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered, but our team will make every effort to ensure your utmost comfort throughout your treatment. Any pain or discomfort you may feel will be mild and temporary. Our patients tell us they leave their Ultherapy appointments feeling comfortable and excited about the results to come.

How Long Does It Last?

Patients treated with Ultherapy can still have fresh, young collagen one year following the procedure. Your body’s collagen production process and natural aging tendencies will ultimately dictate the longevity of your visible results. If you notice your results diminishing over time, regular maintenance appointments can help you keep pace with the aging process for long-lasting results.

Are There Any Side Effects?

You may experience slight skin redness following treatment. This usually resolves within a few hours. A small percentage of patients may experience a small amount of swelling, tingling or tenderness, but these uncommon side effects are typically mild and temporary in nature. Other possible post-procedural effects include temporary bruising and small areas of numbness, but these are less common.

How Much Does It Cost?

Patients can expect to pay between $1,000 and $5,000, depending upon the extent of treatment. This price range meets the demand for an anti-aging solution that sits somewhere between skin creams and surgery. Your Dignity Medical Aesthetics specialist will discuss the exact cost of your treatment with you during your consultation.

Is Ultherapy Safe?

Ultrasound energy has been used safely and effectively in the medical field for over 50 years. Additionally, the Ultherapy procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and many treatments have been completed worldwide with proven results. The staff at Dignity Medical Aesthetics has received thorough training to provide a safe and comfortable experience for all of our patients.

How Many Treatments Does It Take?

The majority of patients only need one initial treatment to achieve their desired results. Some patients may benefit from multiple treatments depending on their degree of skin laxity and their response to the ultrasound energy and collagen-building process. Regardless of how many initial treatments are conducted, the skin will continue to age. Ongoing touch-up treatments can successfully maintain your results.

Who is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?

You may be a good candidate for Ultherapy if your skin has a mild to moderate degree of laxity, to the point that it looks—and possibly feels—less firm. A lowered eyebrow line and sagging skin on the eyelids are often among the first signs of “maturing” skin. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin are also signs you might be a candidate. Typically, patients in their 30s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates. Microfocused ultrasound is considered safe and effective for all skin types.

While Ultherapy is not intended to be a replacement for a surgical facelift, it may be a good fit for patients who want a lifted effect but are not quite ready for surgery, either mentally, physically or financially. Younger people interested in “staying ahead of the game” by preventing signs of aging before they begin make great Ultherapy candidates, as do patients looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery. To find out if you are a good candidate for Ultherapy, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists at Dignity Medical Aesthetics.

What About Treating Anatomical Regions Other than the Face?

Currently, Ultherapy is a treatment for the face and neck with a specific clinical indication for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow. Ultherapy has also received FDA clearance to noninvasively treat lines and wrinkles on the chest.

Why Is Collagen Important and How Does Ultherapy Stimulate the Creation of New Collagen?

Collagen is a natural-occurring protein that gives skin its youthful glow by keeping it firm and toned. As skin ages, natural collagen production decreases and the skin loses its ability to resist the forces of gravity that pull it downward. Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound energy to generate a thermal effect deep under the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. This thermal effect essentially jumpstarts the body’s natural repair process to strengthen existing collagen and produce new, stronger collagen fibers. Ultherapy’s most dramatic results develop two to three months after treatment as new collagen forms to lift and tighten the skin.

Can Men Have It Done?

Yes! Both women and men globally are receiving Ultherapy treatments and experiencing excellent results.

Facial Rejuvenation at Dignity Medical Aesthetics

At Dignity Medical Aesthetics, our goal is to offer the latest and most innovative nonsurgical technology to help you counteract signs of aging and enhance your appearance. Our procedures can bring back smoother, tighter skin with fewer lines and less sagging while avoiding the need for surgery and an extended recovery period. To learn more about Ultherapy and other noninvasive options for facial rejuvenation, call us today at 916-939-3889 and schedule a consultation.

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