As women and men alike wish to slow the aging process as much as possible, many are learning about Ulthera, or the Ultherapy® skin lifting and tightening procedure. Though no one can stop aging completely, there are effective treatments available that can certainly help keep us looking younger a little longer. Even more, many of these new procedures are also noninvasive and non-surgical, and just as efficient in helping rejuvenate your appearance, and Ulthera is one of them.

What is Ulthera?

As a form of Ultherapy®, this innovative procedure that makes use of ultrasound technology to safely and gently lift and tighten loose skin around the face and neck. There is no surgical procedure involved and no downtime, making it the ideal choice. With this procedure, you’ll find that your skin under the chin, around your cheeks, eyebrows, on the forehead, and neck, can all be lifted and revitalized. In addition, wrinkles and lines on your décolletage can be reduced.

How Does Ultherapy Work?

Through ultrasound energy, collagen production deep in the skin’s dermal layer is restored. The procedure creates heat, and the energy penetrates your skin’s surface to accomplish this goal. Many patients opt for this procedure over other options because the ultrasound energy can actually reach further into the skin, and penetrate to the fat layer. As a result, skin is gently tightened and lifted gradually over a 90-day period. Sagging skin and wrinkles slowly diminish as your skin becomes firmer and suppler. These results can last for several months before needing another recommended treatment.

The Procedure

The entire procedure takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the area treated. It is performed under the safety and professional care of a trained facial plastic surgeon’s office, like Dr. Bradford Patt. Prior to the treatment, Dr. Patt would also provide you with a patient consultation and recommendations for best results.

There is little to no pain involved with this treatment option, though some patients may experience a slight burning or tingling sensation as the ultrasound energy is delivered; yet, this varies per person. Since this is non-surgical, many patients can resume normal activity immediately. However, as there may be some swelling and/or soreness, many opt to take the rest of the day off and resume normal activities the next day.

Contact Dr. Patt of the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about Ulthera. Overall, many patients find Ultherapy to be a simple and effective solution to achieving a rejuvenated and fresh look, with pleasing results. Find out is this treatment procedure is for you, call (281) 649-7170 to schedule your next appointment.