Riverside Medical Clinic’s cosmetic surgery department offers Ultherapy, the only non-invasive lift procedure that’s FDA approved. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten your skin on the brow, chin, neck and chest, without surgery or downtime. It’s also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. Just one treatment can help to counteract the effects of gravity and sun exposure.
Ultrasound technology has been used by medical professionals for more than 50 years. Ultherapy uses it to deliver collagen-boosting treatment to the deep layers of skin tissue without disturbing the surface of your skin. This energy stimulates collagen growth. It’s somewhat like jumpstarting your skin’s own regenerative process to produce fresh, new collagen. Ultrasound imaging also allows your doctor to see the layers of tissue she is treating. This ensures the treatment is delivered to areas where it will be most beneficial.
Ultherapy delivers results over time. Some patients can see an initial effect right after treatment but the real results happen over the next two to three months. New collagen is hard at work, lifting and tightening skin on the neck, chin and brow as well as smooth skin on the chest. While Ultherapy won’t duplicate a facelift, it’s a clinically proven, non-invasive alternative for those not ready for surgery.
After cleansing your skin, an ultrasound gel will be applied. Then they will place the smooth treatment applicator on your skin. They will use ultrasound imaging to guide them, so they can determine optical placement. You will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited beneath your skin. This will indicate that the collagen-building process has begun. The procedure usually lasts between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
Afterwards, there is no downtime. You can return to work and your normal activities immediately. Your skin might appear a bit flushed at first but any redness should disappear within a few hours.