Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure for the face that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin. For good candidates, this offers an alternative to sagging or being pulled back with a facelift or necklift.
The FDA-cleared device used in the procedure utilizes the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin.
With Ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single, 60 minute in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time—much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!).
Dr. Swann says, “Ultherapy is a great addition to the growing arsenal of non-invasive aesthetic technologies. I love to use this device in conjunction with Juvederm Voluma to restore a jawline and bring back the cheeks.”
Unlike lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, specifically targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy actually works from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively.
With Ultherapy, the same hand-piece used in traditional ultrasounds of an expectant mother is used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin, to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift.
Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.
For a treatment plan customized to your needs and to set up a consultation, call Janny at Swann Dermatology, 417.888.0858.