The initial response to Ultherapy at Contour has been overwhelming, including a significant number of men who are scheduling the procedure. Ultherapy uses the time-tested energy of sound waves to lift the supporting structures of the skin and is considered an ultrasound facelift and necklift.
The difference with Ultherapy as compared to lasers and radiofrequency treatments is its depth of penetration – down to 4.5 millimeters which reaches the muscle. This is what gives Ultherapy its uplifting power. It also heats the underlying tissue structures to 60-70 degrees Celsius which is the level needed to achieve collagen denaturation. Similar to laser technology, it does this in a precise, fractional delivery. For those who are not yet ready for a surgical facelift, this is an excellent alternative. The result is tighter, better fitting skin.
Contour Dermatology Patient Care Coordinator La Rue Cole had one of the first Ultherapy treatments at the practice and described the feeling as a slight shocking sensation. She said she had it without any numbing cream or sedatives because she wanted to be able to share with patients what it felt like. “A few days after the procedure you may feel a bit swollen, but you don’t look it,” she said.
Ultherapy is FDA approved for the full and neck. Patients may also target smaller areas such as just the brows, midface or lower face, upper neck or lower neck.
If you are seeking more dramatic results; you might consider a Mini-Facelift