Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery's Top Skin Tightening Treatment
Does your skin need a lift? While gravity and aging pull the skin downward, Ultherapy stands by to help reverse this trend. Ultherapy uses ultrasonic energy to tighten aging skin without surgery. Gravity’s got nothing on you.
We’re excited to bring this powerful non-surgical skin tightening treatment to our patients in Jackson and Ann Arbor, MI. Ultherapy is approved by the FDA, and our plastic surgeons, Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard, carefully chose this particular treatment as a tried and true nonsurgical option for our patients. If you’re ready to tighten aging skin without surgery, contact us to learn more about this powerful treatment.
Ultherapy: Insider Tips from the Surgeons at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery
Not all non-surgical treatments are comparable. When you’re considering non-surgical rejuvenation, look for treatments that are FDA-cleared and that offer proven benefits, like Ultherapy.
There are many options to make Ultherapy a more comfortable treatment experience. Ask your provider about pain control options, such as nitrous oxide or relaxing medications.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared treatment that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin without surgery. It is the only non-invasive treatment of its kind.
How does this treatment work? The specialized device delivers focused ultrasound energy to the deep tissues under the skin, stimulating collagen production. Collagen keeps the skin youthful and healthy. As new collagen forms, wrinkles smooth, skin quality improves, and sagging tissues lift and tighten.
Doctors have long used ultrasound energy for visualizing areas underneath the skin. Ultherapy uses this visualization to further enhance treatment results. As we apply the ultrasound energy, we can see what areas we are treating and can pinpoint treatment locations to ensure maximum results and safety. The Ultherapy device delivers energy directly to the most-needed places.
What areas can Ultherapy treat? At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, we use this treatment to tighten and lift the:
- Under the chin
From brow to chest, Ultherapy can help you smooth, tighten, and rejuvenate.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Skin Tightening in Ann Arbor
There are many ways to tighten and lift aging skin, but few treatments offer these results without surgery. Ultherapy is completely non-invasive and non-surgical. The ultrasound energy works deep under the skin, tightening from below without damaging the skin’s outer layers.
Since Ultherapy is non-surgical, it offers many benefits over surgical treatments. These benefits include:
- 95% patient satisfaction one year after treatment
- No cuts, incisions, or scars
- Natural-looking, gradual results
- No downtime or missed work
- None of the risks associated with anesthesia
- Effective tightening of the skin on the face, neck, and chest
We look forward to helping you discover the benefits of Ultherapy in Ann Arbor and Jackson, MI.
Schedule A Consultation
Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at our Ann Arbor or Jackson locations to learn more.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ann Arbor Ultherapy?
Most patients are good candidates for this non-surgical, non-invasive skin tightening solution.
Having realistic expectations is essential for a good outcome. We’ll talk with you about the results you can expect to ensure this treatment meets your goals.
Good candidates for this treatment:
- Want to tighten and rejuvenate aging skin
- Wish to delay or avoid surgery
- May have received previous facial surgeries like a facelift
What to Expect from a Michigan Ultherapy Treatment
At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, our goal is always a comfortable and informed treatment experience. We’ll help you prepare for your procedure, so you know what to expect beforehand.
Do you have questions? We’re here for you. We welcome questions about your treatment.
Before your treatment, you’ll meet with one of our skilled aestheticians to discuss Ultherapy and make sure the procedure is right for you. If we believe another option will be a better fit, we may recommend an alternative instead and may have you speak with one of our plastic surgeons about surgical options or other nonsurgical treatments.
Preparing for treatment is easy:
- You won’t need any special skin preparation.
- We may recommend using over-the-counter or prescription medication before treatment.
We’ll provide detailed instructions you can follow leading up to the day of your appointment.
Kick back and relax during your treatment. Our experienced providers will walk you through the process, and are ready to assist at any time during your appointment.
- First, we clean the treatment area and apply ultrasound gel.
- Next, we move the treatment probe around the skin to find the best treatment areas. The probe is smooth and glides over the skin. If you’re received an ultrasound previously, this stage should feel very similar.
- Then, we apply focused ultrasound energy. Most patients feel an energetic sensation as the energy penetrates the deep layers of the skin.
- After having all desired areas treated, your practitioner will remove the ultrasound gel and clear you to resume your regular activities.
A typical treatment for the face and neck takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes. We can treat the chest area in about 30 minutes.
One of the most significant benefits of Ultherapy is the ability to get back to life immediately. At first, the skin may be red and flushed. These side effects fade quickly, usually within a few hours. Some patients experience tenderness, tingling, and swelling and may have mild bruising.
- Return to work and other activities right after treatment.
- No required downtime.
- No post-treatment activity restrictions.
- You may resume wearing makeup immediately.
- Minimal discomfort.
If you have any questions or concerns during recovery, let us know.
Keep Your Results at Their Best
Ultherapy offers long-lasting results. Patients enjoy a refreshed, younger-looking appearance after treatment. A medical grade skin care routine directed by an aesthetician will also help you optimize and maintain your results and improve the appearance of your skin.
Non-surgical treatments are excellent alternatives to more invasive surgeries, but they aren’t replacements. Results from Ultherapy are more subtle than surgical facelift results. We recommend this treatment for patients who are unable or unwilling to undergo surgery. This treatment can also extend the results from a surgical procedure.
Some patients experience discomfort from having the ultrasound energy applied to the skin. There are multiple options to reduce any pain associated with the treatment. At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, we offer nitrous oxide for patients and can also discuss other alternatives, such as pain medication, to help make the treatment as comfortable as possible. If you’re concerned, let us know, and we will create a pain control plan with you.
Your plastic surgeon will work with you to determine how many sessions you need. Most patients experience their desired result with only treatment. Occasional maintenance can extend your results.
Pairing Ultherapy with other non-surgical treatments can enhance your results. We love combining this treatment with Botox® and dermal fillers. Ask your surgeon to recommend other complementary treatments.
It takes time for new collagen to grow after treatment. Most patients see good results within two to three months of their initial treatment.