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.
Chemical peels are versatile, non-surgical treatments that are designed to:
The ultrasound waves used in Ultherapy can revitalize your skin and provide a well-rested, youthful appearance. It has been FDA-approved to lift and tighten lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest. However, patients who experience deep wrinkles or a significant amount of sagging skin may benefit from a surgical facelift as opposed to Ultherapy.
If you can anticipate the aging process and use Ultherapy to rejuvenate your skin before the aging process catches up with you, the non-surgical procedure can delay the need for more invasive measures. Ultherapy provides deep treatment of tissues for a natural rejuvenation and is a great option for those who do not want to undergo surgery or have just begun to show signs of aging.
The short treatment time associated with Ultherapy makes it a great alternative for those who cannot take time off of work. The entire procedure typically takes no more than 60 minutes and doesn’t require downtime.
Patients who are apprehensive about surgery or going under general anesthesia enjoy the non-surgical nature of Ultherapy. No anesthesia or incisions are necessary because the ultrasound energy painlessly penetrates to the deep layers of skin.
Ultherapy inspires your body’s own production of collagen to maintain tighter, smoother skin. While you will notice results about a week after your procedure, your skin will continue to improve as your body produces more collagen.
Absolutely! Unlike some other non-surgical treatments that use harsh chemicals or fillers to revitalize the skin, Ultherapy is all-natural. It uses harmless ultrasound waves to jump-start your body’s production of collagen, the naturally-occurring protein that improves the look and feel of your skin. Side effects are extremely mild and the procedure is very well-tolerated.
Because Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy as opposed to serums or other chemicals, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. The non-surgical nature of the procedure also means that you will not have incisions that can get infected. Ultherapy is approved by the FDA to lift and tighten skin on the face, neck, and chest, so it has been tested time and time again with outstanding results.
Non-surgical Ultherapy can be a safe and effective way to improve the look and feel of your skin without going under the knife. Dr. Lyos is a compassionate and caring plastic surgeon who can help you evaluate your cosmetic goals and choose the best course of action.
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.