If you’ve been considering the idea of a facelift but are apprehensive about having surgery, now is the time to check out Ultherapy®, a non-surgical facelift that tightens your skin with ultrasound technology. It only takes about an hour or so. Before you know it, you’re back at work or running errands. Even better, revolutionary Ultherapy® treatment of the neck is 10 percent off through the end of September.
What is Ultherapy®?
A facelift without surgery may sound too good to be true, but Ultherapy® has been proven to be a safe, effective way to tighten your skin. Ultherapy® works by using your body’s own natural regenerative responses, lifting the skin around your eyebrows and underneath your neck. It also smooths out emerging fine lines and wrinkles on your décolletage. Ultherapy® is FDA approved. Since ultrasound equipment has been used for over 50 years, enough time has elapsed for clinical studies to determine the technology’s safety.
How does Ultherapy® work?
During an Ultherapy® session, our Medical Aesthetician, Emily, uses ultrasound imaging to see and target layers of deep skin tissue. She is able to precisely direct Ultherapy® ultrasound energy to specific areas. Ultherapy® energy bypasses the surface of your skin to stimulate the production of collagen in your skin’s dermal foundation. The result is noticeable and clinically significant; skin tissue tightening over a two- to three-month period.
What should I expect during an Ultherapy® procedure?
Many nervous patients want to know what to expect when they go for treatment. What will it feel like? Will anybody be able to tell that work was done? The procedure is actually pretty simple. First, you’ll take a mild pain reliever. Then, sonogram gel is put on the areas that are being treated. Our Medical Aesthetician glides an Ulthera® wand over your neck, jaw, cheeks, forehead and/or other areas as necessary. Patients sometimes report that there’s a strange heat sensation without the heat.
When will I see Ultherapy® results?
Immediately after the treatment, you won’t see a noticeable difference. Some redness may appear, and your skin may feel tighter. Some patients experience mild swelling a day later, but are back to normal within a day or so. You’ll start seeing results a few weeks after you’ve had the procedure. Softer curves and plumper skin subtly begin to appear, giving a younger look.
Patients love the way they look after the procedure. Often patients who get one area treated will return to get another area revitalized. The procedure can be repeated as often as every year and a half or when collagen visibly begins to slow down again.
If you live in the Jacksonville area and would like to find out whether you are a candidate for Ultherapy®, contact Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery at (904) 495-0975 to schedule a consultation with Dr. J. Phillip Garcia. Dr. Garcia has been THE Face Expert of North Florida for over 15 years. Be sure to ask about the 10 percent off professional fees for Ultherapy® of the neck valid during the month of September 2016.