Ultherapy Skin Tightening in Washington, DC
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure for skin tightening and lifting on the neck, chin, and brow. Ultherapy uses the concept of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). HIFU enables precise heating of layers of subcutaneous tissue such as collage, fat, and muscle, causing contraction of these tissues and new collagen formation in the treated areas. Ultherapy is the only FDA Approved HIFU Skin Tightening treatment.
What Does Ultherapy Treat?
Ultherapy targets mild to moderate loose or sagging skin on the face, neck, and brow region. By tightening the skin around the brow, excess skin found around the eyes is also lifted and can open up the eyes. Tightening the skin on the face and neck reduces volume loss.
Who is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is designed to treat mild to moderate skin laxity in a low downtime non-surgical manner. Results from treatment are subtle and can be variable in magnitude. A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with small amounts of skin laxity or facial descent who is not yet a candidate for a facelift or would like to try non-surgical treatment first. In no way is Ultherapy a substitute for or in any way comparable to a surgical facelift or necklift. If more than a few millimeters of lift is desired or excess skin can be pinched and isolated with 2 fingers we recommend that a patient seek out consultation from a facial plastic surgeon for a surgical lift.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound technology to target deep layers below the skin without any incisions. This deeper layer of skin acts as the foundation on which healthier, younger-looking skin is built. When heated, these deeper layers contract and new collagen is stimulated leading to a long lasting lifting effect on various parts of the face and neck.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
During your treatment session, the Ultherapy transducer is passed over the treatment area. Patients may experience some discomfort in the areas where ultrasound energy is being delivered, but this sensation is temporary. The treated are will be red and inflamed for several hours after the treatment. Some tingling sensations may be noted after treatment. Bruising is not a common side effect but can occasionally occur. Swelling is variable but typically minimal.
When Will I See Results?
Results are typically evident starting 2-3 months after a treatment session, with maximal results appearing approximately 6 months after treatment. Duration of results is variable and can last between 1-2 years or more. Patients may need additional treatments to maintain or further improve results.
Other information about Ultherapy?
We offer topical, oral, and inhalation anesthesia to reduce pain during the Ultherapy procedure. In case of oral pain medication, patients will require a driver to and from their appointments. We offer the Pro-Nox inhalation nitrous oxide system for all Ultherapy procedures. For full-face and neck procedures we can also offer sedation Ultherapy with anesthesia administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist (additional fee and scheduling limitations apply).
Please contact our office or call 202-966-8814 today to schedule your Ultherapy Skin Tightening consultation.