Is Ultherapy® Right for You? By on January 29, 2016

A woman with smooth, firm, youthful-looking skinIf you'd like to reverse the signs of aging, but aren't comfortable with the idea of undergoing plastic surgery, Ultherapy® may be right for you. Ultherapy® can improve skin texture and suppleness, and reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles without the use of surgery. Ultherapy® candidates can achieve a youthful, rejuvenated appearance at the Minneapolis, MN practice of Dr. Gregory T. Mesna. To find out if you're a candidate, contact our office today.

What Is Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy® can be used to improve the skin's appearance in targeted areas, including the chest, neck, chin, and brows, without the use of surgical intervention. Ultherapy® harnesses the power of ultrasound to gently reach deep into the skin to the site of collagen production. Ultherapy® allows for the precise application of ultrasound to stimulate collagen production, resulting in tighter, firmer skin.

The Ultherapy® Treatment Procedure

Ultherapy® treatment requires about one to two hours to perform. During the procedure, ultrasound pulses are delivered through the skin using a handheld instrument. Although most patients find the procedure painless, a pain reliever may be prescribed to ensure patient comfort.

Immediately after treatment, patients can expect some redness in the treated areas. Redness should diminish shortly after treatment. Although patients are generally able to return to their normal activities without need for recovery time, the skin firming results of Ultherapy® may take a few weeks to become noticeable. Full results can take up to three months, as it requires time for new collagen to build. Additional treatments can be performed for greater results.

The Benefits of Ultherapy®

Ultherapy® is quickly becoming a popular treatment option for patients looking to revitalize their appearance. Many patients choose Ultherapy® treatment for its many benefits, including:

  • Improves skin firmness and reduces wrinkles without the use of surgery
  • Results last up to six months
  • Treatment is fast and can be repeated to enhance results
  • No recovery time is needed
  • Patients can return to their normal activities immediately
  • Little to no pain involved
  • Stimulates collagen production for more youthful, supple skin
  • Improves the appearance of sagging and wrinkling skin around the chest, neck, chin, jaw, and brows
  • Can be combined with other treatments, like dermal fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic, for greater results

Candidates for Ultherapy®

Candidates for Ultherapy® include those who are beginning to see the signs of aging in their face, neck, and chest. Those who wish to improve the appearance and firmness of these areas but do not want to undergo plastic surgery may also be good candidates. With that said, it's important to note that patients with moderate to severe sagging and wrinkling are generally not suitable candidates for Ultherapy® and instead may be better served with surgical treatment.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Mesna

Ultherapy® can help patients achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance without the need for surgery. For more information about Ultherapy®, or to discuss other treatment options, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mesna.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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