Ultherapy® is the only FDA-approved non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that can benefit every patient. For some patients Ultherapy® can be used as a treatment to tighten and lift the skin and muscle of the face, neck, and décolletage (chest). However, for other patients Ultherapy® can be used as a collagen booster to strengthen these same areas, slowing down the aging process. This procedure relies on ultrasound technology to visualize and treat the skin and muscle. This technique delivers heat therapy deeper than other non-invasive treatments for collagen stimulation. Being able to visualize the different tissue layers will ensure that the treatment is being delivered to where you will benefit the most. Ultherapy® is intended to create a natural, more youthful appearance. Here are some great things to know about Ultherapy® prior to scheduling your appointment.
1. Ultherapy® is an Investment
The cost of Ultherapy® treatment is going to be as unique as your concerns. In most cases, Ultherapy® is a one-session procedure. However, depending on the areas being treated, the average cost of Ultherapy® treatments could go up to $4,000. At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer financing options to help you with your payments. Also, by booking on a Friday with Rosie, you can save 20% on regular-priced Ultherapy® treatments.
2. Mild Side Effects are Normal
While side effects are minimal and rare with Ultherapy®, mild swelling and bruising can occur following your treatment. This being said, the swelling and bruising you do experience generally subsides on its own within a few days. You may also experience some change in sensation, like numbness, for a few days following your treatment as well.
3. Results May Take a While, but They Last
We like to think of Ultherapy® as a transformational treatment. By this, we mean that you’ll be able to see the tightness of the treated area transform before your very eyes in three to six months following your treatment. You’ll be expected to see the full results of your Ultherapy® treatment about six months following your initial session. This is because Ultherapy® works by boosting the body’s natural production of collagen over time. While the results may take a few months to see, they can last for up to two years at a time.
4. Aftercare is a Breeze
There is no downtime after an Ultherapy® procedure. If you experience mild bruising and/or swelling, this can be camouflaged with makeup. Your skin may feel a little sensitive following your treatment. Sunscreen is always recommended after procedures to protect your skin. Other than that, feel free to continue your regular skincare routine as normal.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can benefit from Ultherapy®, contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation today. Dr. Garcia is excited to meet you, sit down with you, listen to your concerns and develop a fully customized treatment plan for you based on your ultimate aesthetic goals.