Turn Back the Clock and Gravity with Ultherapy®!
Our practice is the first in Austin to offer this advanced technology in skin tightening. Ultherapy® uses tried-and-true ultrasound therapy for advanced toning and tightening of the skin non-surgically. Ultrasound waves penetrate deeper into the tissue to safely firm, tighten, and strengthen your skin from the inside out, in a completely non-invasive way. One treatment will naturally rejuvenate collagen to lift the eyes, define the jaw line, and slenderize the neck. A simple 30-60 minute procedure will shed years from your skin for a more refreshed, uplifted appearance without any downtime.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy®?
There is a broad range of people who are excellent candidates for Ultherapy®, but a typical candidates are men and women with mild to moderate skin laxity. While Ultherapy® is not a replacement for surgery, there are many people who would benefit from some lifting, toning, and tightening but are not ready for surgery. This procedure can also be wonderful for younger candidates who are looking to take preventative measures with their skin and the aging process.
The Ultherapy® procedure
The Ultherapy® procedure is a simple procedure that can be done in the office in about 30-60 minutes depending on the scope of the area being treated. The hand-held device directs focused ultrasound energy selectively into the dermal layer as well as the skin’s deep support structures without affecting intervening tissue. This is done around the eyes, cheeks, and upper neck. The heat this creates triggers the body’s natural response mechanism, which is to rejuvenate tired collagen. Overtime, weak collagen is reorganized and strengthened with the growth of new collagen which tightens and lifts the skin. Follow-up visits will be scheduled post-procedure to track your improvements.
What does it feel like?
Comfort thresholds vary from person to person. There can be discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and a signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Treatment over bony areas tends to be more uncomfortable (forehead, jaw line). We will ask for your feedback during the treatment to adjust comfort measures as needed.
What happens after treatment?
You may return to normal activities immediately. Any flushing or redness should resolve within a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days following the procedure. Some tingling/tenderness to the touch is also normal and temporary.
How is Ultherapy® different from lasers?
- Lasers typically involve improving superficial layers of the skin (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles, pigment changes).
- Ultherapy® addresses the deep skin layer AND the foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery that lends support to the skin.
- With ultrasound, we can bypass the upper layers of the skin and deliver the right amount of energy at the right depths to contract and then ultimately lift the soft tissue.
- The use of ultrasound also allows us to see where the energy will be delivered.
What kind of results can I expect?
Full effect of the treatment will build gradually over the course of 2 to 3 months. Visible effects include lifting and toning of sagging skin. In the FDA-reviewed clinical trial, 9 out of 10 patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow. They also reported better fitting skin in other areas of the face and neck.
- Ultherapy featured on ABC's 20/20