Ulthera Laser Skin Tightening / Ultherapy
Before Botox, Restylane, and all the lotions, potions, lasers, products, and procedures available today, the default term for any surgical cosmetic procedure for the last few decades was pretty much this: face-lift.
How times have changed. Today, so many nonsurgical options exist that many patients are able to avoid undergoing the knife. We hope to help you understand what facelift alternatives are available and, more importantly, which particular choices are right for you.
There are three main causes of aging: skin changes, laxity and volume loss. Each cause of aging needs to be treated in a customized fashion in order to obtain the best possible aesthetic outcome. Skin damage is typically treated with great skin care, sun protection and fractional lasers. Volume loss is addressed with fillers (restylane, juvederm, radiesse), volumizers (sculptra) and fat grafting (multilevel fat grafting).
Laxity has been traditionally treated with facelift and/or neck lift procedure. Today, this is the area with the most advances in non-surgical options. Non-invasive Tightening Devices are now available to deal with mild to moderate laxity of the face, neck, and brow area.
Ultherapy in Los Angeles at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery
After testing multiple tightening devices over the past decade, including Thermage, Titan, ReFirm and the Accent, we have chosen Ultherapy as our choice for non-surgical skin tightening.
Non-surgical tightening devices have undergone a significant transition over the past decade. Thermage was the first system to show the potential of achieving visible results with non-surgical devices. Ultherapy is the latest device to show great promise in the non-invasive tissue lifting technology. Ulthera uses intensive ultrasound or sound waves to directly impact the deep tissue layer of the brow, face and neck. This in turn gently heats the area thereby tightening loose skin.
Additionally, new collagen is deposited leading to a more youthful appearance of the overlying skin. No surgery is required and results will generally take several weeks to be realized.
Ulthera lifts, tightens and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of gravity and time, including lifting the brow, which in turns reduces excess skin on the lids, opens the eyes to give a more relaxed appearance. Ulthera can also help tighten a loose neck line, sagging jawline, double chin, waddle or as some of our patients call it, cure a turkey neck. It uses ultrasound through a magnifying glass to focus the energy and really tighten the DEEP tissue layer.
Tightening devices can be safely used with fillers, lasers, and fat grafting to obtain a true “NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT.” These treatments are not exclusive products and procedures but rather complementary and synergistic.
Ultherapy generally takes 30-60 minutes and is performed in the office setting. There is no down-time and patients return to work and normal activity within 24 hours. Over the ensuing 3-6 months, the treated regions start to become more firm and tightening of lax tissue is seen. Ulthera is a great combination treatment to be performed with facial fillers.
Ulthera Before and After Photos:
Ulthera NonSurgical Laser Skin Tightening in the Press:Read about Ulthera in Vogue:
Read about Ulthera in Harpers Bazaar
Read Press-Release on Ulthera
“Ulthera Receives First-Ever FDA Clearance to Market Ultrasound Technology for Facial Aesthetic Improvement”.
Watch Ulthera on The Doctors
What Patients are Saying About Ulthera Laser Skin Tightening:
- “I like looking better…without looking ‘done”
- “There was some pain during the treatment, but it was worth the results I continue to see each day!”
- “Looking at my Before and After pictures I was stunned- there was major change!”
- “There was no down time and the results are very natural…Nobody knows I had anything done. They just know I look better.”
- “There’s no more ‘hooding’, and it really opened up my eyes. I can now wear eye shadow.”
- “After the Ultherapy treatment, my skin looked firmer…it felt tighter. The aging I had noticed before was eliminated.”
- “I like that the result is gradual over a 90-day period so it’s not obvious to others; I just begin to look more rested.”
- “There is a continual progression in looking better…this is just amazing to me!”
- “3-4 weeks after treatment, I started receiving comments like ‘you look great’ and ‘what have you been doing?”
Zones of treatment with Ulthera: Forehead, brow, neck and face.
Learn more about Ulthera Non-Surgical Laser Skin Tightening
Contact the CENTER if you would like to schedule an initial consultation with renowned skin expert Nurse Jodi. During your initial consultation, Nurse Jodi will perform a throughout facial assessment and discuss treatment options to fit your unique needs. Below, she has answered some commonly asked questions about Ulthera.
Q: I am in my 20’s and want to get Ulthera done. Am I too young?
A: No, 20’s is not too young! In your 20’s you are still producing your own collagen, so it would work great for prevention!
Next, learn more about fat grafting.