• Rochester, NY
  • (585) 922-5840

Ultherapy® Treatment

Using ultrasound energy, Ultherapy® treatment lifts and tightens skin on the face and neck. Ultherapy treatment works on the deep layers of tissue usually targeted during a facelift or neck lift, but leaves surface skin alone. By heating tissue with sound waves, collagen production increases, resulting in younger-looking skin. According to its manufacturer, Ulthera, Inc., Ultherapy treatment “is the only noninvasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, chin and brow.”

The Ultherapy Procedure

During Ultherapy treatment, which is performed in a physician’s office, the skin is cleansed, and ultrasound gel is applied to the target area. The Ultherapy handpiece is placed on the skin, delivering low-level focused heat as it moves over the target area. Mild discomfort may be experienced as the heat is delivered beneath the skin. Discomfort levels vary from patient to patient, and on the area being treated.

It takes 60 to 90 minutes to treat the entire face and neck; a partial face or brow treatment usually takes 30 minutes.

Ultherapy Treatment Results

Ultherapy treatment is used on mildly to moderately loose or sagging skin on the face and neck. Results, however, vary from patient to patient, and on the condition and quality of the skin being treated.

Treatment that “lifts” the brow reduces excess skin on the eyelids, making the eyes look more open. Treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin on the neck and under the chin eliminates or reduces a double chin or “turkey-gobbler.”

Although some patients may see immediate improvement, results of Ultherapy treatment are usually apparent within 2 to 3 months, during which old collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. At 6 months, full benefits are attained. Most patients need only one treatment, but those with significant issues may require more. It is possible for results to last up to a year.

Ultherapy Treatment Side Effects

Side effects of Ultherapy treatment are usually minor and temporary, and limited to the treatment area. Side effects include:

  • Slight redness
  • Slight swelling
  • Tingling
  • Tenderness

Ultherapy treatment is not a substitute for a surgical facelift, but is an option for those not interested in or ready for surgery.

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Finishing Touch is now under the new name, PSGR Cosmetic Center.

Cosmetic services that are surgical and non-surgical are expanding to include exciting new offerings for a refreshed face and a shapely body.

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