With age, your body's natural collagen supply breaks down, resulting in crow's feet, a drooping brow, fine lines and skin laxity.
When this occurs, Ultherapy can administer focused ultrasonic energy to stimulate your body's natural healing process - tightening aging skin and promoting fresh collagen production from the inside out.
Collagen is the protein that is responsible for maintaining tight, elastic and toned skin. With age, it naturally breaks down and your body becomes less efficient at producing more.
As such, your skin becomes less flexible and its structure weakens considerably, causing sagging, drooping and wrinkles. Ultherapy works by helping your body to produce new, age-defying collagen.
There is a reason men and women "in the know" are requesting this groundbreaking procedure. Here's a quick look at just some of the many benefits of Ultherapy:
In general, the ideal Ultherapy patient is an individual in their 30s with mild to moderate skin laxity. This may look like slightly lowered brow lines, minor sagging skin, a poorly defined jawline and fine lines on the chest.
Your Ultherapy procedure will be performed in one of our comfortable and private treatment rooms. To begin, your practitioner will thoroughly cleanse your skin. From there, she will apply ultrasound gel to the treatment area and place the smooth Ultherapy applicator against your skin's surface.
Before the procedure begins, your practitioner will visualize your underlying structures with Ultherapy's imaging feature to identify the ideal location for the treatment. She will then administer the ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin's surface to tighten, elevate and refresh aging tissue.
Overall, it is an extremely comfortable procedure. The length of your appointment will depend on the area being treated. If you're just having your décolletage done, it will take about 30 minutes, while a face and neck combination procedure can take up to 90 minutes.
There is no downtime associated with Ultherapy. As such, you will be free to return to work and your normal daily routine right away.
In terms of side effects, most of our Houston patients only report minor flushing and redness in the treatment area, which should dissipate within a few hours. More rarely, temporary and mild swelling, tingling and tenderness can occur.
Most patients first see a visible improvement in their skin tone, texture and quality about one week after treatment. However, these results will continue to improve over the next three to six months as your body builds fresh and supportive collagen.