Ultherapy® is a non-invasive, no-downtime treatment that lifts and firms mildly sagging skin under the chin, around the eyes and brow, and even on the chest. While it isn’t a replacement for a facelift, Ultherapy® can be the optimal treatment to help address early signs of aging and refresh your appearance. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers Ultherapy® for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia.
What is Ultherapy®?
Makeup can help to camouflage some signs of aging, but sagging skin on the neck, eyelids, or brow are harder to hide. A facelift can help correct more extensive sagging, but what if you are not quite ready for surgery — or the recovery time that comes along with it? Maybe it’s time for you to consider Ultherapy®.
Ultherapy® is an FDA-cleared, clinically proven treatment that lifts and firms sagging skin using ultrasound — safe, gentle technology that has been used in the medical field for more than 50 years. Specific wavelengths of ultrasound energy are delivered through the skin’s surface to the deeper skin layers. This energy triggers natural collagen regeneration. The result is a firmer, more naturally youthful appearance to the area, with no scarring and very little risk for side effects.
Benefits of Ultherapy®
Ultherapy® can be an excellent, non-invasive treatment to help:
- Tighten crepe-like, sagging skin under the eyelids
- Refine the jawline by firming skin beneath the chin
- Smooth out wrinkles on the décolletage
- Lift a mildly sagging brow
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® provides men and women who are starting to notice sagging skin on the face and neck with a non-surgical option to address these signs of aging. Because Ultherapy® does not require any downtime, special preparation, or elaborate follow-up care, it’s a great option for busy patients who want to refresh their appearance with a convenient, low-maintenance treatment. If any of the following describe you, Ultherapy® is an option to consider:
- Mild skin laxity on the face or neck is bothersome, but not severe enough to warrant surgery
- You’d like to address common signs of aging before they become too noticeable
- You’ve had a facelift and would like to help extend the results
- A subtle approach with gradual, natural results appeals to you
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Ultherapy®?
You may need to stop using certain types of medications before your Ultherapy® treatment, so we recommend that you meet with Dr. Brothers for a consultation. He will review your medical history and advise you about any special preparation for your treatment with Ultherapy®. We also recommend that you review our payment and financing options before the consultation.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Ultherapy®?
Your Ultherapy session will take place in the comfort of our office. Treatment is performed by one of our highly skilled, experienced medical aestheticians, who will greet you and go over your treatment plan for the day. To begin treatment, your aesthetician will apply a cooling ultrasound gel to the skin being treated; this helps deliver the ultrasound energy to the proper depth. Using a special imaging technology, she will locate the precise areas to deliver the ultrasound waves for optimal benefit. Ultherapy uses a hand-held device that is applied to the skin’s surface to deliver the ultrasound energy.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Ultherapy®?
Your appointment may last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the areas you are having tightened — a full face and neck treatment will take longer than a chest-only treatment.
What to Expect After Ultherapy®
Following treatment, you can return immediately to your normal routine. After your Ultherapy treatment, the skin in the area may appear slightly red for a few hours, or you may experience some temporary mild swelling or tenderness.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is a non-surgical procedure, so no incisions are needed. As such, you will not have scars as a result of your Ultherapy® treatments.
When Will I See Results?
While some patients notice an effect shortly after treatment, the lasting results of Ultherapy develop over the course of two to three months following treatment. During this time, you will notice a gradual improvement in skin firmness and a smoother appearance to your skin as your body replaces lost collagen.
How Long Will the Results of Ultherapy® Last?
Results can be long-lasting. While Ultherapy cannot stop the aging process, it can help to “reset” the clock on your skin’s appearance by encouraging new collagen production.
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How Much Does Ultherapy® Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of Ultherapy® is based upon the size of the treatment area and the degree of tightening that is needed. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
For men and women who are showing the signs of aging, but do not need surgery, Ultherapy® offers just the right solution. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer Ultherapy®, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!