About Ultherapy® Skin Tightening at Skin Care Institute
Looking for a lift for your loose, saggy skin? Ultherapy non-surgical skin tightening and lifting may be just the solution!
An Uplift, Not a Facelift!
Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive skin tightening procedure for the face, neck and chest that uses ultrasound energy and the body’s own natural healing process to lift and tighten loose skin.
FDA-cleared Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin — including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift — without disturbing the surface of the skin.
Ultherapy can improve loose or sagging skin on the face, neck (also known as “turkey neck”) and décolletage.
Natural, Noticeable Results
Now there’s a way to stand firm in the face of gravity — on your terms. With Ultherapy, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change; just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.
With Ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic collagen builds over time — much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!).
The Beauty of Ultherapy
Results will unfold over the course of two to three months with continued improvement for up to six months. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.
Pricing will be determined during your complimentary consultation.Medical treatments are performed by licensed aestheticians and registered nurses and are overseen by Dr. Jeff Alexander.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ultherapy at Skin Care Institute in Tulsa, OK
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin tightening and lifting treatment for the face, neck and chest that uses ultrasound energy to actually lift and tighten loose or sagging skin without any downtime.
What is unique about the Ultherapy procedure?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that can specifically target the deep foundation below the skin – typically addressed in cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin around the mouth or neck, for instance, are often the first signs of “maturing” skin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are ideal candidates. While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, financially or logistically. There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
How long until I see results?
Patients may enjoy some initial benefits but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over two to three months, as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. As this collagen-building process continues, further improvements can appear up to six months following a procedure.
Is there any downtime or side effects?
Ultherapy is an entirely non-invasive procedure and as such, there is no downtime. You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature. There is always the possibility for other less common post-procedural effects, which we’ll review with you.
Is Ultherapy painful?
Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, but there can be some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. We will consult with you prior to your skin treatment to make your experience as pleasant as possible. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come!