Get a Facelift without Surgery with Ultherapy
You see the older version of you staring back at you in the mirror, but you don’t want to resort to surgery to restore your youthful vitality. Houston Center for Plastic Surgery now has the perfect solution for you. Ultherapy is an innovative treatment that has been approved by the FDA for skin tightening. As the only non-surgical treatment to receive this approval, Houston residents looking for a way to firm up the skin and smooth away wrinkles without anesthesia or downtime may want to give Ultherapy a closer look.
The Magic of Sound Energy
Ultherapy uses ultrasound or sound energy to work deep into the dermal layers and achieve positive results. Ultrasound is a technology that has been safely used in the medical realm for some time and more recently, has proven its worth in cosmetic treatments as well. Ultrasound energy effectively heats the underlying dermal structure to produce tightening both now and later on. Patients enjoy a comfortable treatment with few if any side effects, and results that last for many months after your treatment.
Deep Treatments, Unprecedented Precision
The ultrasound energy emitted by Ultherapy offers some benefits over laser treatments that use light energy to firm up the skin. Sound energy can permeate even more deeply into the dermis to produce a more profound tightening effect. This is the primary reason why Ultherapy has been FDA-approved for tightening the skin, while laser treatments have not. The ultrasound imaging also allows Dr. Rappaport to see the tissue during the treatment to ensure the energy goes directly to the areas where it will provide the greatest advantage.
Painless Procedure, No Downtime
One of the best features of Ultherapy is that you will not experience much discomfort during the procedure. There is a sensation as the ultrasound energy is delivered into the skin, but most of our patients find it very tolerable particularly after using Dr. Rappaport’s non-narcotic pretreatment regimen. The treatment can take anywhere from 30-90 minutes, depending on the size of your treatment area. Ultherapy can address skin laxity and other signs of aging on the face, neck and chest.
After your treatment, you will be able to return to your regular activities right away with little indication you just had a cosmetic treatment performed. Your skin may appear red and flushed after the procedure, and some patients feel sore or a bit tender as well. These side effects subside within a matter of hours and should not keep you from any of your daily tasks.
Lasting Results after One Treatment
Ultherapy often produces full desired results after a single treatment session. Your skin will appear smoother and firmer, with improved definition in areas like the cheekbones and jawline. These benefits will continue to improve in the weeks following your procedure, as collagen production increases as a result of stimulation by the sound energy.
Is Ultherapy Right for You?
While Ultherapy will effectively turn back the clock on your appearance, this treatment will not produce the same dramatic effects as a surgical procedure. Patients with more advanced signs of aging may find the surgical facelift is a better option for meeting their needs and expectations. If your aging signs are more moderate or you are not a good candidate for surgery for any reason, Ultherapy may be the better choice for you.
If you are ready to greet a more youthful you in the mirror every morning, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery today at 855-853-7926 to find out if Ultherapy is an option for you.