Many different skin-resurfacing techniques have been developed. Research and development continues to push the science and technology of skin rejuvenation, building on the treatments and strategies that came before.
Ulthera Lift, or Ultherapy, is one of the latest and unique advancements. It is the only FDA approved nonsurgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound to treat the skin and at depths other treatment methods cannot match. There are many advantages to choosing the sound energy of Ulthera to stimulate the production collagen in the foundational layers of the skin and significantly lift and tighten the skin of the face, neck, and décolletage (chest) area.
How Ulthera Works to Rejuvenate the Skin
Ulthera uses the same tried and true ultrasound energy technology most commonly used in diagnosing the health of a baby still in the womb. Through ultrasound imaging, it is the only technology that allows the practitioner to see the area being treated. This allows the doctor to focus the sound energy on the areas where it will have the most benefit.
Ulthera stimulates collagen regeneration in the skin’s deep foundational layer by targeting the ultrasound energy at this area at the optimal temperature. This triggers the body’s own natural collagen building process called neocollagenesis. Fresh, new collagen is produced causing a clinically significant lifting of the skin over a two to three-month period.
One treatment is usually all a patient needs. A treatment of the neck and face takes from 60 to 90 minutes and a décolletage (chest) treatment takes about 30 minutes. During treatment you may feel a small sensation where the energy is being deposited that indicates the neocollagenesis is starting, this feeling only lasts at that moment. There is no down or recovery time. The skin may appear flush, but this will dissipate in a few hours. This FDA-approved treatment has been safely used in over 250,000 procedures around the world using the same ultrasound energy in wide use medically for over 50 years.
How Ulthera Compares to Other Types of Cosmetic Procedures
It can be used in lieu of facelift or to extend the results of that cosmetic surgery. It can also be used along with light energy laser treatments like IPL or Limelight, Laser Genesis, and Titan Skin Tightening that cannot get past the surface skin layers like Ulthera can.
Lasers use light not sound energy and they do not reach the deep, foundational layers of the skin, so they only treat superficial skin issues and are not an FDA-approved treatment to lift the skin. They treat different layers of skin so they are quite complementary.
Schedule Your Free Ultherapy Consultation Today
Ulthera has been proven to be a uniquely effective technology. It treats a wide variety of areas of the skin to reverse the effects of mild to severe aging and sagging of the skin. An appointment is the best way to determine if Ulthera is the right treatment option for you and how it can help you and your specific needs and issues. Please contact a patient care coordinator to schedule your complimentary consultation. During the appointment Dr. Vitenas will go over your complete medical history, take the time to understand your goals, and answer all of your questions. Dr. Vitenas will discuss reasonable and expected outcomes, and explain the details of the procedure including the technique, the recovery, the risks, the costs, and financing options.
Call 281-484-0088 our office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email us anytime, and one of our patient coordinators will get back to you. We are located conveniently in the heart of Houston. If you are not in the area, we can consult with you online and assist with travel arrangements .
Dr. Paul Vitenas, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and founder of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery and the Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery. Since 1990 he has practiced in the Houston area. He was named one of Houston’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons and awarded a Top Doctor for Women and Houston’s Most Compassionate Doctor.