As we age, skin elasticity is one thing that often quickly diminishes. Regaining this elasticity is typically viewed as difficult or impossible without surgery, but another option does exist. Ultherapy in Scottsdale is an FDA approved, clinically proven and non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound therapy to lift, tone and tighten loose skin on the brow, around the eyes, neck, chest and under the chin. Ultherapy encourages your body to build new collagen using ultrasound technology, eliminating the need for surgical cutting.
Ultherapy is for women and men searching for an alternative to surgery or those who wish to enhance the results they receive from surgery. Candidates include those experiencing laxity, saggy skin and fine lines and wrinkles on their chest, neck or under their chin. Ultherapy results are gradual compared to surgical facelifts, and patients should have realistic expectations about the procedure. Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale provides patients considering Ultherapy with a consultation prior to scheduling an appointment for the procedure. At this time, we will discuss your medical history, analyze your areas of concern as well as learn about your goals and expectations. With this information, we can help you make an informed decision about whether or not Ultherapy is the right choice for you.
After any swelling subsides, most patients recognize firmer and tighter skin. However, the real beauty of Ultherapy is the natural way in which it produces results over time. Results will unfold over the first two to three months, and some patients continue to see them for up to six months. Skin in the treatment area is lifted and tightened, diminishing the signs of aging and providing enhanced self-confidence too. In some cases, patients will opt for a touch-up procedure after 18 months or two years.
Ultherapy is safe, effective and non-invasive. Except for attending your pre-treatment consultation with Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, no preparation is necessary in advance of your appointment.
On the day of your appointment, arrive in our facility about 15 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure. This allows time for any final paperwork and it gives you an opportunity to ask any last-minute questions.
The procedure typically takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. Most patients experience some warming or tingling sensations, and slight swelling after the procedure is also normal. Follow-up care instructions will be reviewed after your treatment.
Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale was named a 2014 Ultra Ultherapy Provider and a 2015 Ultra Premiere Provider as an indication that we are one of the leading providers of Ultherapy in Scottsdale. Our facility has also proven deserving of the Allergan Diamond status award – a recognition of our patient care standards and commitment to ongoing training, safety, and innovative practices. Patients who choose us enjoy an innovative, modern and serene facility with a staff focused on catering to your every need.
Ultherapy is an effective alternative to surgery that produces long-lasting results. If you have more questions about the treatment or would like to schedule your initial consultation at Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics, contact us today. We have been recognized multiple times as one of the area’s premier facilities for medical aesthetics. Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale invites you to turn back the hands of time with safe and effective Ultherapy treatment. Call today to schedule your consultation.
Short for ultrasound therapy, Ultherapy is an alternative to surgery that works to tighten and tone skin under the chin or on the neck or chest that has become saggy or loose. You may be familiar with ultrasound technology but never heard of this particular application. We have put together the following guide to explain more about Ultherapy and how it may be able to help you.
Ultherapy Scottsdale uses ultrasound technology in two different ways. First, it uses ultrasound imaging to direct the treatment where it is needed most. Then it uses focused ultrasonic energy to cause tiny thermal injuries to supportive tissue structures of the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing processes to produce collagen. You can think of collagen as the glue that holds your body together. It is a naturally occurring protein necessary for building ligaments, muscles, tendons, bones, and skin. Collagen provides a framework under your skin to keep it firm and toned. As you age, collagen in your skin starts to break down. Without the underlying support structure it provides, the skin starts to sag due to the pull of gravity. Ultherapy gradually rebuilds the underlying collagen framework, which lifts and tightens your skin over time.
The upper price range for Ultherapy is $5,000. The average cost is around $2,300 to $2,500. As with most other cosmetic treatments, the actual cost varies based on many factors. As you might expect, it costs more to do the full face and neck than it would cost to treat a single area. Furthermore, the price may vary based on the specific area to be treated, with the décolletage generally being less expensive than the lower face and neck.
Ultherapy temporarily disrupts the aging process. However, eventually, the same forces that started breaking down your collagen will resume. Results of Ultherapy may last from one to three years, but this varies by individual. You may opt for additional touch-up treatments to maintain the results.
The jowl refers to sagging flesh on the lower side of your cheeks. If the skin of your jowls is mild to moderately loose, you may be a better candidate for Ultherapy. If you have more extreme laxity of your jowls, you may not be a candidate for Ultherapy, and even if you are, you may require more treatments to see significant results.
There is a healing process required for Ultherapy, so it may take three to six months before you start seeing the full results. However, you may also see temporary improvement at the beginning due to the initial inflammation. Otherwise, improvement is gradual and requires some patience.
With Ultherapy, there is a very slight risk of fat loss in the face. This can cause the cheeks to hollow, making you look older as a result. However, it is a very rare side effect, and the risk is extremely low with the techniques and guidelines currently in place. It can occur if the physician targets tissues that are too deep, but Ultherapy providers are specifically trained not to do this.
Losing subcutaneous fat is part of the aging process. Facial fillers are an injectable cosmetic treatment that helps to restore lost facial volume, smooth lines and enhance facial contours. Facial fillers can be made out of several different ingredients, each of which has special properties. For example, Poly-L-lactic acid helps to stimulate collagen production, while hyaluronic acid helps to hold moisture to keep skin plump. Many patients have questions about whether Ultherapy and fillers can work together. There have been stories about Ultherapy dissolving fillers and thus canceling out the treatment. These stories should be regarded with skepticism since there have been no scientific studies measuring the effect of Ultherapy Scottsdale on fillers. Nevertheless, if you are interested in both Ultherapy and fillers, there is a case to be made for having the Ultherapy first and then delaying the fillers for a few months. The reason is that if Ultherapy is effective, you may not require the same filler treatment that you anticipated.
Ultherapy treatments typically take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area.