Learn More About Ulthera for Facial Rejuvenation
Skin sags, relaxes, and loosens over time, leading to lines, jowls, uneven tone, and other signs of aging, but a single noninvasive treatment available at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery can address all of those problems at once. Ultherapy gives Michigan patients skin a natural lift by stimulating collagen production. Found throughout healthy, youthful skin, collagen creates a firm and flexible support structure that holds skin in place, preventing the drooping that creates an aged and even flabby appearance.
Ultherapy starts new collagen formation by sending sound waves deep into the skin where they trigger a biological healing response. More collagen means thicker layers that add volume to hollow areas. The sound waves also help to even out skin tone.
The FDA cleared Ultherapy to treat lines, wrinkles, and sagging on the brow, chin, neck, and upper chest, known as the Décolletage. Patients who want more youthful facial contours, but who are not ready to choose surgery, enjoy the noninvasive nature of Ultherapy.
Why Men and Women in Michigan Choose Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery for Ultherapy Facial Rejuvenation:
- We are the only Ultherapy provider in the Ann Arbor area
- Providers supervised by a board-certified plastic surgeon
- Our staff was trained by one of the original providers involved in the FDA clinical trials
- We offer combined therapies to enhance results
- We offer oral sedation and pain medication for comfort
- We use enhanced protocol for added comfort
Candidates for Ulthera Treatment in Ann Arbor:
The noninvasive nature of Ultherapy makes it an excellent choice for men and women alike. Patients interested in the treatment should be in overall good health with reasonable expectations of their results. Ultherapy is an excellent treatment option if you are concerned with any of the following facial issues:
- loose neck skin
- saggy eyebrow
- poorly defined jawline
- sagging cheeks
Benefits of Ultherapy Skin Tightening Treatment in Ann Arbor:
Ultherapy offers natural, noticeable changes without any downtime, foreign substances, or radical changes to the face. Essentially, Ultherapy re-energizes naturally occurring healing processes that positively impact the face. Some of the main benefits of the Ulthera treatment include:
- tightens and smooths out the skin of the face
- elevates a drooping eyebrow
- reduces folds and lines near the corners of the mouth
- reduces jowls for a sleeker jawline
- reduces the size of pores
- gives the skin a more even tone
Why Is Collagen Important for Ultherapy Results?
Collagen is an incredibly important component of healthy skin. The protein is what makes skin hold its shape, and it contributes to structures that hold moisture. As we get older, we make less and less of it, so our skin begins to lose its youthful contours. This is especially a problem for people who do not practice proper skin protection, since UV radiation damages the skin and breaks collagen down. If collagen is being destroyed and not replaced, skin can form wrinkles and sag. The gradual loss of other elements, including elastin, hyaluronic acid, and healthy fat, also contributes to changes that add the appearance of years to your face.
The energy delivered by Ultherapy is precisely controlled and specifically targets the layer in the skin where new collagen can begin to grow. The growth is not immediate, but happens over weeks and months, which is why you will notice continued improvement long after your Ultherapy treatment session.
This is not a collagen replacement, but is actual new collagen forming in the skin. As the support structure returns, sagging tissue is held up once again, returning to a more youthful position and revealing more defined angles in the chin and neck area. The collagen also helps to smooth out creases and lines that appear around the mouth.
Ultherapy can provide a noticeable lift, but your face will continue to age. Talk to Dr. Malhotra and the team at Ann Arbor Plastic surgery to learn about what you can do to maintain your results long into the future.
Ulthera Cost in Michigan
The cost of Ulthera depends on the number of lines used and area being treated. Treatment prices begin at under $500 for the mouth area to approximately $3,000 to treat the full face area. When you meet with your provider, he or she will develop a plan to treat your problem areas that fits a reasonable budget.
Ulthera Treatment in Ann Arbor:
Once the Ultherapy applicator is placed over your face, a provider will actually be able to see the tissue and skin beneath. The ultrasound imaging allows him to treat the area with accuracy to ensure a safe and effective outcome. The ultrasound energy waves do not harm the skin’s surface as they penetrate it to reach the underlying structures. Patients will immediately notice their skin contracting as weak collagen is reorganized and supplemented with new collagen to contract and lift the skin. The beneficial growth will cause gradual tightening of the facial skin, resulting in a natural uplift.
What to Expect Following Ultherapy in Ann Arbor:
There can be some swelling and redness after Ulthera treatments. This usually lasts 24 to 48 hours if you have swelling. The redness can be camouflaged with make-up almost immediately after the procedure. The process described above will deliver natural appearing results over the course of two to three months, and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to six months. This improvement includes lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow. Ulthera treatments set the aging clock backward, though patients may have repeat treatments within two to three years. While ultrasound Ulthera treatment does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be a safe and effective alternative for those who are not yet ready, or willing, to go under the knife for a more thoroughly invasive surgical procedure.
What Treatments Besides Ultherapy Address Collagen Loss?
Ultherapy is a frequent choice for people who want to tighten their facial skin, but aren’t yet ready for surgery. Patients who want a significant and longer-lasting change may choose a facelift from Dr. Malhotra, which involves surgically recontouring the lower face to eliminate sagging tissue.
Microneedling stimulates the growth of new collagen by prompting the skin to start production. While Ultherapy focuses on tightening, toning, and lifting, microneedling is used more to even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of scars and pores, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Volume added by dermal fillers can help to counter problems associated with collagen loss. It can also plump up thin lips, creating a fuller, more youthful smile.
If collagen loss has led you to become dissatisfied with your skin, know that you have a variety of options designed to replace it or regrow it, giving you a revitalized, healthy appearance.