Have you begun to notice the delicate skin on your face and neck slowly becoming looser as you age? If you’re looking for a safe, non-invasive way to breathe new life into your appearance, you may want to consider undergoing an Ultherapy treatment.
Athena Plastic Surgery is proud to provide patients in the Palm Beach and Stuart areas of Florida with a comprehensive selection of cosmetic treatments administered by highly trained and experienced individuals. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today!
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is currently the only procedure that is FDA-approved to use ultrasound technology to non-invasively lift and tighten the skin of the brow, neck, and chin area. It is also approved for use on the décolletage.
How does it Work?
During an Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound energy is targeted at the brow, neck, or chin areas depending on each patient’s unique treatment goals. This ultrasound energy passes through the uppermost layer of the skin and is absorbed as heat by the collagen and elastin proteins in the deeper dermis. As these proteins heat up, they begin to coagulate and strengthen in response, tightening and toning the skin. This heat also initiates the body’s healing response, increasing the circulation of nutrients and blood to the treatment area. Over time, this healing response results in beautiful, younger-looking skin.
What is the Treatment Process Like?
Each Ultherapy session takes between 30 and 90 minutes to complete depending on the particular area being treated. Most patients remain fairly comfortable throughout the length of the procedure, often describing the sensation of treatment as feeling like tiny electrical pricks. Aside from mild side effects like swelling, tingling, and tenderness, patients experience absolutely no downtime after treatment.
How Long Will my Results Last?
While some patients can see improvements in their skin immediately after an Ultherapy treatment, full results usually take between two and three months to manifest themselves. Following treatment, patients typically experience tighter, healthier, younger-looking skin that can last between one and two years.
Am I a Candidate for Treatment?
Nearly anyone with mild to moderate skin laxity on the eyebrow, neck, and decolletage area that they would like to correct is a potential candidate for an Ultherapy treatment. However, before beginning treatment, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our medical staff to confirm Ultherapy is the best way for them to reach their aesthetic goals.
Ultherapy is an excellent treatment option for patients interested in rejuvenating their skin through a simple, non-invasive procedure. If you’d like more information about this exciting treatment option or are interested in scheduling your very own consultation appointment, contact Athena Plastic Surgery today!