Ultherapy


As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator is placed upon your skin, the skin  projects an image onto a screen that allows your practitioner to plan where the energy will be directed. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat to just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.



Q: HOW IS THIS PROCEDURE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER COSMETIC PROCEDURES?
        A:Ultherapy is the only non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses 
         ultrasound to see below the surface of the skin and to specifically target                      the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery. The
         ability to treat not just the skin but its underlying support very precisely,   
         from the inside out, helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results, with no
         down time.
                                                                                                                                           
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Q: HOW DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
      A: There can be some discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it
          is temporary, and a signal that the collagen-building process has been
          initiated. Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient.  Patients
          typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.
                                                                                                 
 Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTERWARDS?
       A: You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are                      no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear a bit flushed                    immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear within
           a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few
           days following the procedure or tingling/tenderness to the touch for a few
           weeks following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in                            nature.

                                           

Q: IS ULTHERAPY SAFE?
    A: Ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with over 50 years of use in the field of medicine, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety.
                                   
Q: WHEN CAN PATIENTS EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?
      A: Immediately after treatment, most patients notice a naturally lifted and toned complexion as well as a slower rate of skin aging. Since Ultherapy stimulates the production of collagen over time, optimal results are seen three to six months following the procedure. Yearly touch-up treatments can be done to maintain these results.
                             

 Q: HOW DOES ULTHERA COMPARE WITH THERMAGE?
      A:Both Ulthera and Thermage offer proprietary nonsurgical modalities to                deliver skin tightening and lifting of face and neck. Thermage uses                      radiofrequency energy delivery system whereas Ulthera utilizes external              ultrasound energy delivery technology to bring about retraction of deep              tissues underneath the skin and stimulation of collagen                                      offering consistent clinical results.
                                                                                               

 Q: HOW DOES ULTHERAPY COMPARE TO LASERS?
     A: Lasers typically address issues in the superficial layers of the skin (e.g. fine          lines, wrinkles, pigment changes). Ultherapy addresses the deep skin layer.