Ulthera is a new, non-surgical, and non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the face, including the brow, neck, and chin. Combine this new FDA-approved technology with the body’s own natural process of collagen rebuilding and you have what many are calling “an anti-aging breakthrough.”
Using energy from ultrasound, Dr. Elizabeth Roche precisely directs and guides a hand piece over the fibro muscular layer of the face and neck – the same layer that is surgically lifted in a traditional face-lift. Once placed on the area to be treated, an image of the tissue beneath the skin appears on the monitor of the ultrasound. This image allows Dr. Roche to focus the ultrasound energy on the deep structural support layers of the skin.
Collagen is a protein within the body that works to provide the skin with strength, flexibility, and resilience. As we age, our collagen production drops dramatically. By the time we are in our 40s we are beginning to notice wrinkles, folds, and the loss of elasticity in our skin. One of the key benefits of Ulthera is that it stimulates our collagen production over time, which a traditional face-lift cannot. Another benefit of Ulthera is that the treatment can be done in as little as 60 to 90 minutes or less. Perfect for a “lunchtime lift.” Because Ulthera has relatively no downtime, no bruising, and no swelling, patients can go right back to work, out to dinner, or enjoy their favorite sporting activity.
Most patients ask during consultation with Dr Roche, “How soon will I see the results?” Dr. Roche explains to patients that collagen production can’t be determined by looking at someone. Each patient’s response to how fast they will see results varies from person to person. Some patients notice an immediate “boost” right after a treatment; however, typical results unfold over the course of 3 to 4 months.
Dr. Roche feels just about everyone can benefit from Ulthera. “It’s like banking collagen. The sooner you start to rebuild your collagen, the more you’re slowing down the aging process.”
Ulthera can even be combined with other treatments to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance, such as Sculptra® Aesthetic. To find out more about Ulthera, Sculptra® Aesthetics, or any of the other rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments offered at Elizabeth Roche MD MedSpa, call 201-505-1020.