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UltherapyUltherapy is a procedure which uses focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the deep tissues of the face, brow, and neck regions in only one treatment session. The appearance of loose tissues in these areas is improved through the ultrasound technology’s ability to penetrate the outermost layers and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for supporting firm, healthy skin. This means minimal to no downtime for you and that this device can be used on most skin types. By targeting the deep dermis the technology stimulates new growth of collagen. Descending brows, the relaxation of skin around the jowls and chin area, and looseness in the neck are all conditions that can be addressed with this device. This is most impactful along the jawline and immediately below the chin. This is a great treatment to maintain the youthful appearance of your face and neck or if you have had a facelift and are beginning to see relaxation of the skin of the face and neck.
THE ULTHERAPY PROCEDUREThe ideal candidates for Ultherapy are men and women who have noticed early signs of aging in the face and/or fullness of the neck and are interested in maintaining their youthful appearance. Many patients who choose Ultherapy have seen some loss of skin elasticity and would be candidates for a browlift, facelift, or necklift, but they would like to delay surgery until it is necessary. For some individuals, the reason for undergoing the procedure is relaxation of the skin after a facelift or necklift.
Ultherapy is performed in the privacy and comfort of Dr. Kessler’s office. Topical anesthetic and local anesthesia is administered during the procedure. Ultherapy is somewhat uncomfortable, but the threshold for discomfort as the energy is being emitted can vary among patients, which is why options to maximize comfort are given. The length of time the treatment takes will depend on the number of regions undergoing treatment with Ultherapy, but is generally completed in 1 to 1 ½ hours.
During the procedure a smooth handheld device is placed on the skin. While ultrasound energy is being delivered to the deeper tissues of the face and neck, the surface of the skin remains unharmed. The same applicator also projects an image onto a screen to allow Dr. Kessler to view where the energy should be directed.
RECOVERY AFTER ULTHERAPYNatural looking results are immediately noticeable after undergoing Ultherapy, and the treatment area will continue to show improvement in firmness and smoothness of the skin for up to 90 days.
Some tenderness may be felt, and an occasional bruise may be noticed but this is easy covered with make up. Such side effects are temporary and will fade soon after treatment. There is no downtime required following skin tightening with ultrasound. You may resume normal activity the following day, as well as strenuous activities.
+^02 How does Ultherapy work?
By focusing ultrasound energy to a specifically targeted area, Ultherapy will lift and tighten the deep tissue layers of the face, neck and brow. Lifting and contouring results can be seen immediately, and the treatment will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
+^03 How is an Ultherapy treatment performed?
Once the target area has been determined, a smooth, handheld device will be placed on the surface of the skin. Ultrasound energy is then emitted to the deep tissue layers, without causing any damage to the surface area of the skin. During the Ulthera treatment, the handheld applicator projects an image of the tissue onto a screen; the physican can use this to view exactly where the energy needs to be directed.
+^04 Who is a good candidate for an Ultherapy treatment?
Both men and women, experiencing the early signs of aging, can make an excellent candidate for Ulthera. Those patients frustrated with a skin laxity and fullness in the neck area, can expect exceptional results.
+^07 What type of anesthesia is used during an Ultherapy treatment?
A topical anesthetic and light oral sedation is used to increase a patient’s comfort level during an Ulthera treatment. Dr. Kessler may also utilize local anesthetic injections, as well.
+^08 How long does an Ultherapy treatment take to perform?
On average, an Ulthera treatment will take between 60 to 90 minutes. Depending on an individual’s toleration of the treatment, the length of a single treatment can be adjusted.
+^10 What can I expect from and Ultherapy procedure’s recovery time?
The recovery from an Ulthera treatment is extremely short, and there is no downtime involved. Initially, patients may note some tenderness in the targeted area, as well as minor bruising. These will fade over first few days.
+^11 When can I return to work after an Ultherapy treatment?
Patients are able to return to work the day after their Ulthera treatment. Exercise and strenuous activities can be resumed, as well.
+^13 Will an Ultherapy treatment result in visible scars?
No, Ulthera will not result in scarring.