At Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham, MA, we offer customized treatment plans with the popular anti-aging treatment Ultherapy®. This treatment can deliver what has come to be called the “non-surgical facelift,” without using a single invasive or surgical technique. If you’re tired of living with the signs of aging, this treatment will lift and tighten your skin and renew and rejuvenate your appearance after as little as one session.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is an effective, minimally invasive treatment for men and women looking for a natural solution to treat the common signs of aging on the brow and lower and middle half of the face. It uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally in the months following treatment, so it is a good option for those with visible skin laxity, sagging, droopiness, facial folds, lines, and wrinkles.
However, not only is it an effective option for those with visible signs of aging, but it can also work as a prescriptive and preventative treatment for patients in their 30s who have just begun to notice changes in their appearance due to the aging process and want to get one step ahead of that process before those signs become worse.
What Is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is a treatment that uses a device that emits ultrasound energy into the dermal layers of the skin during the treatment to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production abilities. It also causes existing collagen to contract and works by naturally tightening and lifting the skin and also increasing skin volume.
This device can deliver dramatic results, which is why it’s earned a reputation as a non-surgical facelift. It’s important to note that while it will not replicate the results of a surgical facelift, it’s the next best thing to the treatment without having to worry about pain, incisions, recovery, and downtime.
How Does It Work?
This device uses Patented DeepSEE® technology to not only target the signs of aging but to transfer an image of your skin and its deeper layers onto a screen so that the technician can better target areas where collagen loss has occurred.
This digital imaging allows us to both see and treat precise layers of the skin at different depths to deliver the necessary amount of ultrasound energy to the area to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The device can even target the SMAS membrane, which is also tightened during a surgical facelift.
What Can It Treat?
This device can treat and reduce the signs of aging on the upper, lower, and middle half of the face, but it can also improve skin laxity on the neck, chin, and upper chest areas. We can treat more than one area with your unique treatment plan, so if you have multiple areas with skin laxity, we can build them into your treatments so you can achieve your desired results without having to schedule multiple sessions.
Is It Safe?
When you schedule your Ultherapy treatment, you can do so with confidence, knowing that it’s a treatment that delivers proven results and has been deemed an effective and safe treatment for men and women. Ultrasound energy on its own has been used safely in the medical field for half a century. The treatment process initiates a natural response within your body that will inevitably produce noticeable yet natural-looking results.
What Happens During Treatments?
Ultherapy® treatments typically take 30 to 60 minutes to complete. You can expect a comfortable treatment process custom tailored to treat the concerns outlined in your unique treatment plan. We will place the device handpiece on your skin, and as it makes contact, the image of your skin and its deeper layers will be projected onto the digital screen.
We will then use a device to deliver ultrasound energy into your skin to stimulate collagen production. You won’t have to worry about pain but can enjoy a comfortable and natural treatment that will help you look like a younger version of yourself.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients achieve the desired results after a single treatment. However, some patients may need a series of treatments to adequately increase collagen, and elastin production, to achieve their ideal results. When you come in for your initial consultation, we can evaluate your areas of concern and design your treatment plan. At that time, we will give you more details about whether you will benefit from one or more than one treatment.
Is There Any Downtime?
You don’t have to worry about planning around downtime after your treatment. Unlike surgical procedures designed to lift and tighten the skin, this one allows you to schedule treatments and resume your normal daily activities without limitations or interruptions. You may notice some redness immediately following your treatment that will subside within a few hours.
When Will I Notice the Treatment Results?
You may see some initial results immediately following your treatment because the ultrasound energy in the device forces existing collagen to contract, causing remodeling. However, the most noticeable results won’t be evident until several weeks following your treatment. The body will respond to how the device stimulates increased collagen production, eventually resulting in noticeably fuller and tighter-looking skin.
You’ll notice a decrease in lines and wrinkles in your treatment area as the body produces new collagen. The most visible results are evident within the first three to six months, and because the results are gradual, never at any point will you look as though you went and had an anti-aging treatment done. You’ll look progressively better over time as you notice the results of increased collagen and elastin production.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Another one of the many benefits of this treatment is that the results are long-lasting. Once you notice results as your body increases collagen and elastin production, those results can last two years or longer.
Prolonging Your Treatment Results
There are ways to prolong your results after completing your treatment plan. You cannot stop the aging process and how gravity affects the skin, but you can take steps to protect your skin and maintain a youthful and healthy appearance as long as possible.
Avoid Sun Exposure
Avoiding sun exposure is the easiest way to promote long-lasting results and youthful skin. The sun is the number one cause of premature and accelerated aging, and sun damage can lead to brown spots, wrinkles, skin laxity, and other common signs of aging. Avoiding sun exposure and protecting your skin by wearing visors, sunglasses, and hats and using sunscreen from a professional-grade skincare line will naturally extend your treatment results.
Live a Healthy Lifestyle
You can also prolong the results with healthy lifestyle choices. Drinking adequate amounts of water daily, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating clean, chemical-free foods that are both low in sugar and sodium and are free of artificial ingredients and preservatives will significantly improve the appearance and overall health of your skin.
Schedule Anti-Aging Treatments
Scheduling regular anti-aging treatments will promote healthy skin and help you maintain your treatment results. We also offer additional anti-aging treatments that can help you maintain healthy, glowing skin after your treatment, including:
- VI Peels
- Medical-grade chemical peels
- Fractional CO2 laser treatments
- Cosmetic injectables
- Morpheus8 treatments
Use Quality Skincare
At Finesse Cosmetic Surgery, we believe in the power of medical-grade skin care products. Investing in these products can help enhance your treatment results and promote healthy skin. We offer ZO® Skin Health by Zein Obagi, MD, the NEOCUTIS® Skin Care System, and the VIVITÉ® Skin Care System.
We can curate a selection of products from one or more of these lines to ensure that you can maintain beautiful skin after you complete your Ultherapy® treatment plan.
Schedule Maintenance Treatments
After seeing changes in your skin due to the continuous natural aging process, you can fight back with Ultherapy® maintenance treatments. We can use the device to address new signs of aging and enhance your results so you can maintain tighter and younger-looking skin long-term.
Learn More About the Ultimate Skin-Tightening, Wrinkle-Smoothing Treatment
If you are interested in experiencing the next best thing to a facelift, minus the incisions, pain, downtime, and recovery, we can give you more information about this treatment and how it can directly improve the signs of aging on your brow, chin, face, neck, and chest. Contact us today at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham, MA, to learn more about this unique and effective anti-aging treatment and how it can help you get one step ahead of the aging process.