Have you heard of Ultherapy® yet? This non-invasive treatment has become a patient-favorite because of its ability to produce excellent results without sutures, general anesthesia, or any of the downsides of a surgical procedure.
Continue reading to learn some essential details about Ultherapy®, how it differs from conventional laser therapies, and how many Ultherapy® treatments you need to achieve the best results.
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy®, a state-of-the-art non-surgical facelift alternative, utilizes ultrasound to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen deep within the skin. Ultherapy® is able to penetrate up to 4.5 mm beneath the skin, which is the same depth that is addressed with a surgical facelift. This procedure is the only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment to lift the skin on the chin, neck, and brow, and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
What Can I Expect During an Ultherapy® Treatment?
Ultherapy® takes about 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the area treated, and there is no downtime afterward—it’s efficient, simple, and effective. You may feel minimal amounts of energy as the ultrasound energy is delivered to the appropriate depths.
At the West Institute, we use Ultherapy® for:
- Neck, Chin, and Chest Contouring
- Non-Surgical Brow Lift
- Skin Tightening
- Face Contouring
- Non-Surgical Facelift
Why is Ultherapy® Different than Lasers?
Ultherapy® works from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively. This differs from laser treatments, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in. Ultherapy® targets areas beneath the skin, using precise temperatures to stimulate fresh, new collagen and elastin growth. In turn, this growth results in firmer, more youthful-looking skin and fewer wrinkles.
How Many Ultherapy® Treatments Do I Need to See Results?
Patients should see results after one treatment, with continued improvement for a full year following the procedure. With maintenance sessions every few years, results can last even longer. Some patients may benefit from additional treatments depending on their skin laxity and biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process. As an experienced and renowned dermatologist, Dr. Tina West works closely with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan that will provide the most overall benefit.
Schedule Your Ultherapy® Treatment with Dr. Tina West
Dr. West and her expert team offer comprehensive, advanced dermatologic treatment options to provide our patients with the most effective and advanced skin restoration solutions. If you’re ready to try Ultherapy® with one of the nation’s top dermatologists, contact Dr. West and schedule your first treatment. Call our Chevy Chase, MD, location at (301) 986-9378 to get started today.