26 Jul Reset the Clock with Ultherapy (Surgery-Free!)
Ultherapy is an amazingly versatile, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to perform targeted lifting of the neck, chin, and brows, as well as boost skin texture on the chest. Because Ultherapy cost can be a lot less compared to surgery, it can be a perfect treatment option for those looking for a relatively inexpensive and also pain-free transformation.
Ultherapy works: you only have to see the before-and-after pictures! It is also the only non-invasive aesthetic procedure that is FDA-cleared to lift skin and eliminate wrinkles on the neck, chin, and brow area.
Is Ultherapy Right For Me?
Ultherapy can be a great choice if you’re starting to experience looser skin under and around your neck and chin area, as well as a loss in skin firmness and texture around your décolletage. It can also target and lift droopiness in the brow area.
The procedure is also a great option for those who want to steer clear of surgical treatments, but still desire transformative results. It works on all skin colors and types – and you will typically see continued improvements after a single session.
Ultherapy may not be the best treatment choice for those looking for more dramatic results that may only be achieved via surgery. While ultherapy procedures can result in significant tightening and lifting, the outcome will be more gradual and natural-looking.
How Much Does Ultherapy Cost?
A single treatment session can cost between $650 and $5000, depending on which area you’d like to treat. The cost can also vary according to your city or state, the total number of sessions you receive, and your specific clinic.
According to Healthline, a patient could expect to spend an average of $1800 in 2016 for a non-invasive and non-surgical skin lifting procedure like Ultherapy. A surgical facelift, on the other hand, can cost you an average of about $7400-$7500.
Keep in mind it is unlikely that you will get insurance coverage for a cosmetic procedure such as Ultherapy.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy uses an applicator to deliver ultrasound technology to a specific treatment area. The ultrasound produces heating of the skin at precise points within the deeper layers to promote neocollagenesis (the formation of collagen).
Collagen is the protein within our skin that supports skin elasticity and firmness, helping us looking young and radiant. The result? Firmer-looking, tighter skin with zero downtime that can last for up to 2 years.
As fresh collagen builds gradually, the great thing about Ultherapy is you will be seeing consistent improvements even 3 – 6 months after you get treated!
How Many Treatments Should I Undergo?
Many patients are satisfied with the results of only a single session of Ultherapy.
However, depending on the outcome expectations you have, your skin laxity, and age, you may decide to opt for a multiple-treatment package. You may also need future sessions down the line in order to maintain your new look.
Is Ultherapy Safe?
Ultherapy is a very safe procedure. Ultrasound technology itself has been used in medicine without any adverse effects for over half a century. Millions of patients have undergone Ultherapy globally with incredible outcomes.
It is FDA-cleared in the US to improve skin laxity on the neck, eyebrow, chin, and chest via non-surgical means.
Given that ultherapy is still a medical procedure, you might experience some side-effects following an Ultherapy session. These can include: redness, swelling, bruising, and discomfort. They typically resolve themselves within a few hours or days.
What Does the Ultherapy Procedure Involve?
Your Ultherapist will first clean the treatment area and cover it with ultrasound gel. Following this, an Ultherapy applicator will be used to deliver ultrasound energy at varying depths.
Your Ultherapist provider may repeatedly target the applicator onto a single area two or three times, first penetrating the deeper layers of the skin before it is applied to the more surface-level areas.
While this is happening, you may feel the bursts of energy being targeted to your skin as tingling or a slight sense of discomfort. Once the session is complete, the applicator is taken out.
A single session can last between 30-90 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Treatment of the decolletage can take roughly 30 minutes, while the face and the neck can take longer (between 60 – 90 minutes).
Interested in Ultherapy? Do you have any questions or want to learn more about this procedure? Contact us now to schedule a consultation at Pacific Coast Medical Group.