With the passage of time, the various effects of one’s genetics, lifestyle decisions, and numerous environmental elements can contribute to the development of skin laxity and/or other signs of aging on certain areas of the body. Ultherapy® is a non-invasive treatment designed to help revitalize skin on the face, neck, and décolletage, all without the need for surgery. Also known as Ulthera®, this advanced technique works by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the foundational layer of skin in the targeted region, effectively lifting and tightening the skin while helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles with minimal to no downtime and beautiful, natural-looking results.
Benefits of Ultherapy®
Performed in the safety and comfort of our office, Ultherapy® offers a variety of unique benefits, including no needles, no incisions, and no extensive recovery period. For qualified patients, this innovative treatment may be able to help:
- Improve skin laxity in the face
- Reduce minor facial lines and wrinkles
- Contract loose skin below the chin and along the jawline
- Tighten lax skin in the neck
- Lift brow skin to improve a wilting brow
- Diminish puffiness surrounding the eyes
- Minimize lines and wrinkles on the décolletage
Why Come to McCormack Plastic Surgery for Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is a very provider-dependent treatment when it comes to achieving an excellent result. The technique can vary significantly from practice to practice, which makes choosing the right practitioner an extremely important decision. At McCormack Plastic Surgery, we have a fully trained Registered Nurse who has many years experience with Ulthera®. She is educated on the most advanced techniques that have evolved since the device originally became available, and she is dedicated to providing the utmost level of safety and personalized care to ensure optimal results.
When you select our practice for Ultherapy™, you can rest assured you are receiving treatment from a skilled and qualified provider. In addition, you can feel comfortable knowing that a board-certified plastic surgeon who not only has considerable training and experience with Ulthera®, but also who upholds a stringent code of ethics is on-site in the exceptionally rare event a complication should arise. Ultimately, Ultherapy® will be employed only if it is appropriate for your needs and desires, as Dr. McCormack would never recommend a treatment method that she does not feel is the best option for your unique goals.
The Ultherapy® Procedure
During treatment, the Ulthera® device is guided gently across the targeted area as it directs ultrasound waves deep into the skin’s subcutaneous layer. This ultrasonic energy works to warm foundational tissues at specific depths until they reach the temperature at which the production of new collagen within the skin is stimulated. Once produced, this newly grown collagen helps to lift, tighten, and fortify skin in the treatment region for a smoother, more youthful-looking aesthetic. On average, the entire Ultherapy® procedure takes approximately one hour to complete, though this will depend on the quantity of areas being addressed.
Ulthera® Recovery & Results
Following the Ultherapy® treatment, some mild redness and/or swelling may be present, but these side effects should subside relatively quickly. As a non-invasive procedure, the majority of patients experience little to no downtime and are often able to resume normal daily activities as soon as they leave our office. The rejuvenative effects of treatment will typically improve gradually over time as the skin continues to grow new collagen, and final outcomes are generally visible after about two to three months.
Ultimately, Ultherapy™ has helped numerous women and men achieve exceptional skin lifting and tightening results for an enhanced overall appearance.
Contact McCormack Plastic Surgery
If you would like more information about Ultherapy®, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. McCormack, please do not hesitate to contact our office today.