in Aventura, Florida
Drooping skin on the neck, chin, chest, and brow can make you look older than you feel. Ultherapy® is a non-invasive skin lifting option available at the Storch Sarraga Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Facility to tighten your skin without surgery. Ultherapy® harnesses the power of ultrasound to stimulate collagen and elastin deep within your skin, producing a tightening effect resulting in a natural-looking lift. Dr. Andres Sarraga will evaluate your candidacy for Ultherapy® during your consultation at our Aventura, FL, office. If surgical lifting is more appropriate for your needs, we also offer facelift, eyelid lift, and other treatments. Contact the Storch Sarraga Plastic Surgery Facility today to learn more.
Candidates for Ultherapy®
Ultherapy® is FDA-approved to treat the skin on your neck, under your chin, surrounding your eyebrows, and on your chest. Ultherapy® can be a great option for patients who want tighter skin, but do not want or need facelift surgery. Ultherapy® is also available for patients who have already had facelift surgery. For these patients, Ultherapy® helps maintain their lifted results years after surgery. Some patients choose to receive Ultherapy® in combination with other minimally invasive treatment options, like wrinkle-reducing injectables or laser treatments, for more dramatic results. Ultimately, our team will help you determine what treatment or combination of treatments will best achieve your goals.
The Power of Ultrasound Technology
Ultherapy® administers ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin’s surface where collagen is produced. It differs from laser and radio-frequency treatments, which push energy through the surface layers of skin to the layers beneath. With Ultherapy®, ultrasound energy actually bypasses the surface tissue of your skin to reach the deeper layers directly.
Deep within your skin tissue, Ultherapy® ultrasound energy creates heat, which causes proteins that naturally occur in your skin – collagen and elastin – to coagulate or solidify. This stimulates your body’s natural healing response, which stimulates your skin to produce new collagen and elastin. The skin will become plumper and lifted over the next two to three months.
The Ultherapy® Procedure
Before your treatment begins, we will carefully clean your skin and apply a thin layer of ultrasound gel. Next, a technician will use the Ultherapy® handpiece to see beneath your skin with ultrasound imaging. This allows us to determine which skin layers your treatment will target. This same handpiece will administer ultrasound energy for around 60 to 90 minutes during face and neck treatment, or 30 minutes during chest treatment. You may feel small bursts of energy during treatment. If you are concerned about feeling uncomfortable, we can provide you with a local anesthetic.
Once your Ultherapy® session is complete, there is no downtime. Usually, we recommend that you receive at least three sessions of Ultherapy® for optimal results.
Learn More about Ultherapy®
To schedule a consultation and learn more about Ultherapy®, contact the Storch Sárraga Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery facility today. During your appointment, we can answer your questions and determine a treatment that works for you.