Ultherapy is all-the-buzz! You may have seen it featured on national TV shows such as Rachael Ray, The Doctors, 20/20 and The View, plus touted by big-name beauty editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and more.
Ultherapy Gives You Tighter, Better Fitting Skin
At the Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center, we offer the acclaimed non-surgical lifting procedure, Ultherapy, which counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your face and neck skin. The beauty of this 60-minute in-office procedure is that it stimulates the production of new, stronger collagen. The result? Tighter, better-fitting skin!
Actual patient of Dr. Angela Lotsikas, 6 1/2 months after Ultherapy to the full face.
Frequently Asked Questions about Ultherapy:
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive skin tightening treatment approved by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.
How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months. The procedure takes only about an hour for most patients, and there is no downtime. 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.
Does Ultherapy hurt?
A recent software upgrade called “Ultherapy Amplify” now affords a more comfortable procedure. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients now report that the procedure is quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
How long does Ultherapy last?
Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
Are there any side effects to Ultherapy?
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.