Ultherapy is a non-invasive and no down-time procedure that is used to tighten and lift the eyebrows, lower face, neck, knees, and other parts of the body. Ultherapy is an ultrasound based device, which uses highly focused ultrasound energy (HIFU) to target different depths within the skin and beneath the skin. Our expert Ultherapy provider will precisely target different depths within and below the skin in order to provide a tightening and lifting effect. For example, the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS) is a fibrous tissue layer beneath the skin of the face and neck. This is the layer of the face that is tightened during a facelift and mini-facelift surgery. Ultherapy targets this SMAS layer in the brow, face, jaw-line and neck in order to create a tightening/lifting effect in these regions. The Ultherapy device will deliver ultrasound energy into the different layers of the skin and SMAS. This creates a heating and resulting tightening effect.
Ultherapy is used to achieve a tightening/lifting effect to the skin and/or SMAS of the face and/or body. The most common areas treated are the brows (for a brow lift), lower face (for the jowels) and the neck. Patients have seen nice results in the knees and elbow skin as well.
A prescription strength numbing cream will be applied to the areas being treated. Once sufficient time is allowed for the cream to work, our experienced Ultherapy expert will begin treatment. The ultrasound will be used to target the exact layer for treatment. This will allow for the best possible results.
Most patients have this procedure performed with just numbing cream. We can also prescribe a mild sedative to take by mouth if this is preferred by the patient. Someone will have to drive you if you choose to take any sedatives. We can also provide nitrous oxide for additional pain control as an option to you.
Length Of Time
The procedure takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete.
You can go home immediately after your Ultherapy procedure. We will apply a gentle moisturizer to your skin prior to you leaving our office.
There is generally no down-time to the Ultherapy procedure. You may have some mild redness of the treated skin for several hours. This can last longer. Rarely will there be any bruising, however it is possible.
Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery is South Florida’s premier Ultherapy provider. Our expert team will provide the experience and technology possible to achieve the best possible Ultherapy results. We treat patients in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida treating patients from Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, as well as patients from all over the US and from around the world.