What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound technology to tighten and smooth lines and wrinkles on the neck, chin, brow, and décolletage. As we age, our bodies naturally lose collagen and volume, which in turn creates wrinkles and fine lines. With Ultherapy’s ultrasound technology, it stimulates collagen production in the body, leaving you with tighter, smoother-looking skin, erasing years of aging.
Who is a Candidate?
Good candidates for Ultherapy are patients who have moderate skin laxity in areas where the skin should feel smooth and firm. These commonly include:
- Loose skin under the neck
- Sagging under the chin
- Lines and wrinkles on the chest
- Lowered eyebrow line
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to create an optimal temperature for collagen stimulation deep in the lower layers of the skin. Our bodies naturally produce collagen but, as we age, this process slows down. This treatment restarts this process, which in turn creates natural-looking and real results. Treatment typically takes 60-90 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Most patients only need one treatment; however, you may benefit from additional treatments depending on your skin. Dr. Ellen can also recommend additional non-surgical treatments to extend and enhance your results.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
There is little to no down time with Ultherapy, as the treatment is non-surgical. Minimal redness, swelling, and discomfort may be experienced following treatment, but these usually reside within 24 hours. You will be able to return to your routine, daily activities immediately. Most patients notice their final results after two to three months, but these results can continue to refine for up to six months. This is because of your body’s natural rate of collagen production. Some patients benefit from touch-up treatments as the aging process continues, and Dr. Ellen can recommend whether you might benefit from surgical results in the future.
Schedule a Consultation
Ultherapy is an excellent, non-surgical option when it comes to boosting your skin and refreshing your look. To see how Ultherapy can benefit you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellen at our Bloomfield Hills office by calling or filling out our online form.