What is Ultherapy?
Are you looking for a natural way to tighten lax skin on your forehead, neck, and upper chest, without surgery? If so, Ultherapy is for you! Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. It uses ultrasound energy to target deeper areas for collagen stimulation, producing natural-looking results that will only improve over time. Individuals who are looking for a more youthful appearance without undergoing a surgical facelift, Ultherapy can help!
The Ultherapy treatment targets areas beneath the skin using heat energy. The applicator is aimed at different depths, affecting the muscle, skin, and superficial wrinkles. This produces firmer skin with less sagging.
There are many benefits to Ultherapy treatments, including:
- No general anesthesia or incisions.
- No toxins or needles.
- Procedures only 30-90 minutes long.
- Minimal to no recovery time.
- Natural results.
The Ultherapy Treatment
During the Ultherapy treatment, the targeted area will first be cleaned and an ultrasound gel applied. The Ultherapy device will be held gently against the skin, and the appropriate settings will be turned on. Ultrasound energy will be delivered to the targeted areas, producing a feeling of heat and tingling. The treatment should not be painful. One procedure can last up to 90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
How many Ultherapy sessions do I need?
Many patients achieve their results with just one Ultherapy treatment. However, you may need to return for a second appointment after one year or so to maintain your results.
Does Ultherapy get rid of jowls?
Ultherapy is an excellent, non-surgical treatment option for jowls. However, if sagging is too severe, you may need to explore surgical options.
Does Ultherapy make you look younger?
Ultherapy can improve the overall profile of your face by reducing skin laxity. The result is a more refreshed, refined look.
Who is not a good candidate for Ultherapy?
If you have significant skin sagging, Ultherapy may not be able to produce the results you want. Dr. Erwin can determine whether it’s right for you and your goals during your consultation.
How long do Ultherapy results last?
Ultherapy results can last around two years, as long as you maintain good anti-aging skincare. You can return for touch-up treatments as needed.
What should I avoid after Ultherapy?
Patients should not use Retin-A, retinoids, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products, or bleaching creams for 3 days after treatment, or until pinkness has subsided. You should also avoid tanning and prolonged sun exposure for 2 weeks after treatment.
What age is suitable for Ultherapy?
Typically, patients are about 30 to 40 years old, but there is no age requirement for the treatment. For more information regarding candidacy, contact our El Campo, TX office today.
Can you use Ultherapy under the eyes?
Yes, Ultherapy is a safe ultrasound treatment to use under the eyes, tightening lax skin for a more youthful appearance.
What will I look like right after Ultherapy?
Following Ultherapy treatment, your skin may appear flushed, but this redness should dissipate within a few hours.
Does Ultherapy look natural?
Your results with Ultherapy will be gradual and natural-looking,
There is typically no downtime following Ultherapy, so regular activities including exercise can be resumed right away. Short-term tingling, swelling, or tenderness may occur. The first results can be seen within a few days, depending on the growth rate of new collagen. Improvement will improve for up to three months. Most people only need one treatment; however, others may benefit from more than one depending on the amount of skin laxity present.
Candidates for Ultherapy Treatment
Adults with loose skin under the neck or chin or lines and wrinkles on the chest can often benefit from Ultherapy. Usually, people in their 30’s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity see the best results. It is important to understand that Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift procedure, and the results will not be as drastic. However, individuals who are not yet ready for a facelift who are looking for improvement are often happy with results.
Contact Us Today
If you would like to achieve a more youthful appearance without invasive surgery, contact our office today by calling (979) 612-2761 or completing the online form to learn more about Ultherapy. We will be happy to help you schedule your first appointment with Dr. Erwin, during which you will have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals. Dr. Erwin will then assess your skin and create a treatment plan that will help make your goals a reality.