Are you beginning to notice sagging areas of skin on your lower face, neck, or upper chest? While this is a natural outcome of aging, it can cause many to look older than they feel. Ultherapy® at Pinnacle Dermatology & Skin Rejuvenation is a great option for tightening and toning these areas of lax skin for a more confident you! Plus, because this treatment is completely non-invasive and there is no downtime needed, so you can get back to your daily routine right away.
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment for lifting and tightening the skin on the chin, neck, and brow. It can also be used to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkle on the décolletage. It works by using focused ultrasound technology to create a heating effect under the skin, which stimulates the body’s collagen production. Collagen, a natural protein in the skin, is essential to achieve firm and toned skin.
Who is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy®?
Ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are looking to improve areas of loose or lax skin on the face, under the neck, or on the décolletage. While Ultherapy® does treat the deeper layers of skin, it is not a substitute for a surgical facelift. It is, however, a great alternative for those who are not ready for surgery but wish to achieve youthful results. Be sure to tell Dr. Gray if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an active infection, or a bleeding disorder, as this treatment may not be the right match for you. The best way to determine candidacy is to schedule a consultation appointment at our Bellevue, WA office.
The Ultherapy® Treatment
Your Ultherapy® treatment will begin with a cleansing of the targeted skin followed by application of ultrasound gel. Then, the special Ultherapy® device is placed against the skin and adjusted to the appropriate settings. Ultrasound energy will be delivered to the skin, which will emit warm prickles or tingling sensations.
The treatment can take from 30-90 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the targeted area. Most people only need one treatment for optimal results, however, some may benefit from a series of treatment sessions, depending on the amount of skin laxity.
Following Ultherapy® you may experience slight redness, swelling, or numbness in the treated areas; however, these are mild and temporary side effects. There is no downtime required, so you can resume your normal activities immediately. Results will become noticeable over 2-3 months with continued improvement for up to 6 months. Most people can enjoy their tighter, more toned skin for up to a year or more.
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