Are you looking for a non-surgical way to subtly lift and tighten the skin on your face, neck, or décolletage that doesn’t require extensive downtime or discomfort? Ultherapy® may be the perfect treatment for you. This FDA-cleared procedure can dramatically improve the tightness and texture of your skin through a simple, non-invasive treatment.
Located in Stratham, New Hampshire, About Face Medical Aesthetics is committed to providing all of our patients with a broad range of state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today!
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is one of the only FDA-approved ultrasound-based treatments used to non-invasively lift and tighten the skin on the eyebrows, neck, chin, and décolletage. This non-surgical, non-invasive procedure uses ultrasound energy to trigger the body’s natural process of healing, rejuvenating and revitalizing the skin. While this treatment doesn’t give patients results that are as dramatic as those achieved with a facelift, they can bring subtle improvements that make patients look younger and more refreshed.
How Does it Work?
During an Ultherapy® treatment, ultrasound energy is carefully aimed at the patient’s target treatment area. This energy passes easily through the uppermost layers of the skin and is absorbed by the skin’s deeper structures as heat, damaging the tissues and structural proteins there. This damage triggers the body’s natural healing process and spurs the creation of additional collagen and elastin proteins. Over time, this healing response lifts and heals the skin over time, causing it to become tighter and more youthful looking.
In addition to delivering healing energy to the skin, Ultherapy® also uses traditional ultrasound imaging that allows practitioners to accurately isolate the layers of tissue that they are targeting. This ensures that the ultrasound energy is delivered to the places in the skin that need it the most.
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
Each Ultherapy® treatment takes between 30 and 90 minutes to complete. The amount of time each treatment lasts varies depending on the area being treated and the amount of damage there. While patients many feel tiny electrical pricks during the procedure, each session is usually fairly easy to tolerate.
Following treatment, patients may experience skin redness, tingling, or tenderness. Fortunately, these side effects typically subside within a few hours of receiving treatment. Between two and three months after receiving treatment, patients will see visibly tighter, softer, and smoother skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Ultherapy® Treatment?
Nearly anyone with mild to moderate skin laxity is a potential candidate for an Ultherapy® treatment. This procedure is safe for use on all skin types. However, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our medical staff to ensure that they are candidates for treatment before undergoing an Ultherapy® procedure.
Are you interested in learning more about Ultherapy®? Contact About Face Medical Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!