Using ultrasound energy and Ultherapy® treatment lifts and tightens skin on the face and neck. Ultherapy treatment works on the deep layers of tissue which are targeted during a facelift or neck lift, while leaving surface skin alone. By heating tissue with sound waves, collagen production increases, which results in younger-looking skin. According to its manufacturer, Ulthera, Inc., Ultherapy treatment "is the only noninvasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, chin and brow."

The Ultherapy Procedure

During Ultherapy treatment, which is performed in a physician's office, the skin is cleansed. After, ultrasound gel is applied to the target area. The Ultherapy handpiece is then placed on the skin, delivering low-level focused heat as it moves over the target area.

Mild discomfort may be experienced as the heat beings to work its way beneath the skin. Discomfort levels vary from patient to patient, as it can change depending on the area being treated. It takes 60 to 90 minutes to treat the entire face and neck, while a partial face or brow treatment usually takes 30 minutes.

Ultherapy Treatment Results

Ultherapy treatment is used to target mildly to moderately loose or sagging skin on the face and neck. Results can vary from patient to patient depending on beginning skin condition and quality.

Treatment that "lifts" the brow reduces excess skin on the eyelids, making the eyes more full of life and open. Treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin on the neck and under the chin eliminates or reduces a double chin, also known as a "turkey-gobbler."

Although some patients may see immediate improvement, results of Ultherapy treatment can be seen within 2 to 3 months, during which old collagen is replaced with new and more elastic collagen. At 6 months, full benefits Ultherapy treatment can be seen. Most patients need only one treatment, but those with significant issues may require more. It is possible for results to last up to a year.

Ultherapy Treatment Side Effects

Side effects of Ultherapy treatment are usually minor and temporary, and limited to the treatment area. Side effects include:

  • Slight redness
  • Slight swelling
  • Tingling
  • Tenderness

Ultherapy treatment is not a substitute for a surgical facelift, but is an option for those not interested in or ready for surgery.

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At Aventura Dermatology & Aesthetics in Aventura, FL, our mission is to help you reach your beauty and wellness goals. Aventura Dermatology is your leading provider of cosmetic and clinical dermatology services in all of Aventura.

With our state-of-the-art clinic and technologies, our expert dermatologists and healthcare staff are ready to help you find the best treatment for you. Give us a call at 754-544-9030, or visit us at aventuradermatology.com to schedule an appointment.

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