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The Center for Facial Cosmetics is the only Facial Cosmetics practice in Eastern and Southeastern Connecticut to offer in-office Ultherapy®, the only FDA-approved non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens your neck, chin, and brow and improves fine lines and wrinkles on the chest. It's a different kind of lift that gives you more control over the way you age!
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What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin, and on the neck, as well as smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. Ultherapy doesn’t involve any creams, fillers, or toxins. Instead, it relies on your body’s own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.
The Ultherapy Difference
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment that actually lifts the skin. It is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows our physiciansto see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment. Furthermore, the new Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment is the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.
Is Ultherapy right for you?
A good Ultherapy candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. Of course, the best way to find out if you’re a good Ultherapy candidate is to consult with the Facial Contouring Specialists at the Center for Facial Cosmetics. Call us today to schedule your consultation!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Ultherapy Replace a Facelift?
Ultherapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but will not duplicate the results of a facelift. Ultherapy is a great alternative, especially for those not ready for surgery or looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
How long does an Ultherapy treatment take?
The length of the treatment depends on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
What is the typical recovery like?
With Ultherapy, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.
What does Ultherapy treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
When will I see results? How long do the results last?
After your Ultherapy Treatment, you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last is dependent on you. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process dictates how long that translates into visible results on the outside.
What side effects should I expect?
The skin might appear flushed at first but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of the skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare side effects, which your doctor will review with you.
How many Ultherapy treatments will I need?
Most patients only need one treatment! However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy, and your collagen-building process, some people benefit from additional treatments. Because your skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help you keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.
How does Ultherapy differ from laser treatments?
Ultherapy uses sound energy, which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach the deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible and often work well together to achieve the desired effect.