Ultherapy® is a non-invasive treatment option to lift and tone the skin on your neck, chin, chest, and around your eyebrows. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna is excited to offer this advanced procedure to our patients who want to achieve more youthful-looking skin without a face lift or other surgical option. Ultherapy® treatment stimulates your skin and prompts it to produce more collagen, a naturally occurring element which reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. To learn more about Ultherapy® and other anti-aging treatments available at our Minneapolis office, contact us today.
How Ultherapy® Works
Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift skin. During treatment, the power of ultrasound energy is harnessed and used to reach beneath your skin where collagen is produced. Ultherapy® is unique because it is able to improve the appearance of the same tissues that are treated during face lift surgery – the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). The ultrasound energy is precisely regulated as it is applied, reaching the specific temperature at which neocollagenesis, or collagen production, is stimulated. When your skin and SMAS tissues create more collagen, it creates a tighter, more lifted appearance in the treatment area.
What to Expect During Treatment
During your appointment, a handheld instrument will be placed on the surface of your skin, systematically delivering ultrasound energy in pulses. Ultherapy® treatment can typically be completed within one to two hours. Most patients experience little to no discomfort. If needed, Dr. Mesna can prescribe medication to keep you comfortable. You may experience some redness following treatment, which usually dissipates within a few hours. Most patients are able to continue with their regular activities immediately following treatment.
You may begin to notice lifted, more youthful-looking skin within the first few weeks following treatment, although full results may take two to three months to develop. If necessary, you can receive additional treatments for enhanced results. Your results can last up to six months following treatment.
Ultherapy® candidates are patients who have begun to notice some sagging and wrinkling around their chin, jaw, neck, eyebrow, or chests. Ultherapy® will not produce the same results as a surgical procedure such as a face lift or blepharoplasty, so patients with more extensive aesthetic concerns may want to consider a surgical treatment. If you suffer from mild sagging and wrinkling, but are not ready to undergo a face lift, Ultherapy® is a great treatment to consider.
The Benefits of Ultherapy®
Ultherapy® treatment offers a wealth of benefits including:
- Facial lifting without any incisions or surgery
- Substantially less expensive than surgical treatments such as face lift
- Reduction of wrinkles on several different areas of your neck, chin, face, and chest for an overall smoother, more youthful appearance
- Fast, effective treatment that begins to develop full results in as few as one to two months
- A more youthful, lifted appearance created from your skin’s own collagen production
Many of our Ultherapy® patients also choose to undergo other nonsurgical treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers. Combining different cosmetic treatments can help you achieve even more comprehensive results.