The Ulthera® System uses a process known as Ultherapy® to gently lift, tighten, and tone the skin. Ultherapy® is the only FDA-approved procedure for skin lifting and tightening and is designed to treat facial skin along the brows and around the eyes, as well as skin along the neck or under the chin.
Ultherapy® can be used in conjunction with injections or other surgical procedures. In patients who are not yet ready for facelift surgery or other invasive treatments, this modality can be used to delay surgery or as a non-invasive alternative. Ultherapy® can provide a more rested, youthful, and rejuvenated appearance for our patients at Liu Plastic Surgery, with little or no recovery time.
Why People Choose The Ulthera® System
For men and women with wrinkles or sagging skin, The Ulthera® System provides a unique method of smoothing lines and reviving lost elasticity. The patients of our board-certified plastic surgeons—Dr. Jerome Liu or Dr. Tom Liu—can experience a variety of benefits from Ultherapy®, including:
- Smoother, firmer skin in the areas targeted for treatment
- Typically zero downtime after the procedure
- Stimulated collagen growth
- Healthy skin layers are able to regenerate
- No needles, lasers, or invasive surgery required
- Results continue to improve in the weeks following the procedure
What to Expect
Ultherapy® uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves to reach tissues deep below the skin’s surface, stimulating collagen regrowth. As a result, healthier layers of skin should begin to replace older layers, naturally tightening, toning, and lifting the skin over the course of the following months. Depending on your individual cosmetic goals and the number of areas being treated, the Ultherapy® procedure can take anywhere from 30 minute to 2 hours to complete in the office.
To determine if you are a good candidate for Ultherapy®, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will perform a thorough facial aesthetic analysis. During this initial consultation you will learn how the Ulthera® System can help address your concerns about skin sagginess and inelasticity. Afterward, you should have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your cosmetic treatment.
After an Ultherapy® session, most patients are able to immediately resume normal daily activities. Though the initial results of Ultherapy® should be apparent 2-3 months following your treatment, the final results typically appear after about six months. At that time, you should notice tighter, firmer skin in the treatment area and an improvement in your skin’s elasticity.
Ultherapy® can play an important role in any facial rejuvenation program. To find out if this treatment is the right choice for you, please contact us for more information, or to schedule a consultation.