No Needles, no downtime and no unnatural substances! We are proud to offer to our clients the latest state-of-the-art skin tightening procedure called Ulthera. Ultherapy enables our Registered Nurses and estheticians to direct sound waves deep into the tissue below the skin to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
HOW IT WORKS
Ultherapy uses a beam of low-level heat for approximately 20 milliseconds, in combination with a vibration of ultrasound waves that cause intentional “damage” to the deep tissues of your skin. The body responds to this “injury” by contacting the tissue structures and jumpstarting a collagen building process.Your body’s response to this heat and vibration energy is to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen which in turn slowly lifts the skin back to give a more youthful appearance.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A full face and neck treatment session takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. A treatment of lower face and neck takes about 30 minutes, and treating one area at a time takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Your practitioner will have you cleanse the face and then identify and mark the specific areas that you want treated. An ultrasound gel will be applied in order to help the energy conduct more efficiently. The Ulthera handpiece will move across your skin and the targeted ultrasound energy will penetrate deep below the tissue to stimulate collagen growth.
It’s important to note that the Ultherapy procedure is not very comfortable and you may experience brief moments of pain or discomfort as the energy is being delivered.Your practitioner will discuss options for making the experience as comfortable as possible.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for ultherapy is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. While Ultherapy does not duplicate the results of a surgical face lift, it has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery.
Does the Ultherapy treatment hurt?
Ultherapy can cause some discomfort as the ultrasound energy is delivered through heat and vibrations however, pain or discomfort is temporary. Discomfort during the procedure is also an indication that your body has begun the natural collagen building process. If you have high pain sensitivity, your practitioner may recommend either over-the-counter or prescription medication to mitigate any pain.
Will I experience any Side Effects?
You may experience slight redness following your treatment, but this typically subsides within an hour.A small percentage of patients may have mild swelling, tingling, or tenderness to touch for a few days following the procedure. Other postprocedural effects are extremely rare and uncommon. If you have any additional questions please consult with your practitioner.
When will I see results and how long do they last?
Most Ultherapy clients report an immediate improvement in overall appearance, but full results are typically seen within 2-3 months following your procedure as the collagen begins to fully develop. Our clients report results lasting anywhere from 9-15 months following the treatment.