|Problem: drooping neck, jowls, sagging eyes
Results: tightened neck, defined jaw line, non-surgical eye lift
Skin Tightening in Westport, CT
Changes to your face occur gradually over time as your skin begins to lose its tone and elasticity. Ulthera™ is an FDA approved, non-surgical non-invasive procedure that lifts, tones, and tightens loose skin, notably the brow, cheek, jawline, and neck. Dr. Brownell is a board-certified physician offering this remarkable technology.
Ulthera™ uses safe and effective ultrasound technology to see below the surface of the skin, down to the area of the soft tissue, where Dr. Brownell is then able to precisely direct ultrasound waves. The selective heating effect of the ultrasound stimulates your body's own collagen production and over several months, results in a face, brow, jawline, and neck that is visibly lifted. The treatment takes only 30 to 60 minutes and there is no downtime after treatment.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an ultrasound treatment, approved by the FDA, for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your face. It is a 30-60 minute treatment that uses your body's own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissue. Ulthera actually promotes your body to regenerate collagen and restore your skin's elasticity. This procedure stimulates the deep structural support layer of the skin and supporting tissue- including those which are typically targeted in a surgical facelift- without disturbing the surface of the skin. Ulthera also slows and softens the progression of facial aging due to the increase in the amount of collagen and marked improvement in the quality of your skin's elasticity.
How does Ultherapy Work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed on your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows Dr. Brownell to plan where the energy should be directed. The same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused energy at just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has relaxed to the point of looking and feeling loose or less firm than desired. A lowered brow line or sagging skin of the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of maturing skin, as well as changes in your cheek contour, jawline contour, and the skin of your neck.
How is Ultherapy different from other non-surgical treatments, such as lasers and Thermage?
All other forms of non-surgical treatments aimed at tightening the skin work by applying heat from the outer surface down into the depths of the skin. Heating the surface causes changes that are visible, with down time and a longer recovery time. The Ulthera system is different in that it "focuses" ultrasound pulse energy into the tissue, working from the inside out delivering thermal energy. This thermal energy revs up collagen producing engines within the tissues, resulting in the production of new collagen and markedly improving the elasticity of the skin.
What does Ultherapy feel like?
Comfort levels vary from person to person. While many people do not feel the need for any pain medication during the procedure, Dr. Brownell will give you medication options for staying comfortable during treatment if you so choose. Many patients describe the sensation a momentary prickling or heat beneath the skin. This is the ultrasound energy being delivered to the tissue, which is how Ultherapy lifts and tightens the facial tissues.
Is there any downtime?
You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear in a matter of hours.
Is Ultherapy safe?
Ultrasound energy has been used in the field of medicine for over 50 years, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application. As with any medical procedure, the safety and outcome are dependent upon the experience and the credentials of the physician providing the treatment.
What kind of results can I expect?
With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months. In the FDA clinical trial, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid, and a more open, youthful look to the eye overall. As results unfold, patients report firmer, tighter, better-fitting skin in the other areas of the face as well, such as cheeks and neckline. Ultherapy is an alternative for those who are not ready for surgery.