Ultherapy is a new type of cosmetic procedure that does not require surgery. It is designed to reduce the appearance of loose, sagging skin to create a more youthful, yet natural, appearance. The procedure works deep within the skin and does not cause any damage to the outer layers. Using medical grade, highly focused ultrasound technology, Ultherapy tightens, firms, and lifts the skin on the face and neck. Research performed at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery has shown Ultherapy to be effective on non-facial areas such as the arms and knees, as well.
For the first time ever, Ultherapy enables practitioners to direct sound waves not only into the skin but deep under the skin to the same tissue addressed in surgery. This gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Besides the visible effects of lifting and tightening, there is also an invisible result from Ultherapy with the creation of new collagen, which helps the skin maintain its youthfulness.
The beauty of Ultherapy is that it is a 30 to 60 minute procedure that uses the body’s own subtle healing response to gently, gradually—and reliably—restore memory to the skin and its underlying tissue. Ultherapy requires no special recuperation or preparation and typically only takes one treatment to get a meaningful response. Patients enjoy some initial effect immediately following the procedure, but the ultimate lifting will take place over two to three months, as tired collagen is rejuvenated and supplemented with new, stronger collagen.
It is substantially different than other in-office aesthetic devices because it combines visualization beneath the skin’s surface with non-invasive delivery of ultrasound energy at depths that enable significant lifting of the skin. While drawing on the same reliable ultrasound principles that physicians and patients have trusted for decades, Ulthera’s patented DeepSEE™ technology allows aesthetic physicians to both see and treat deep below the skin without surgery. If you are interested in lifting and tightening your skin, please schedule a cosmetic treatment consultation at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery.