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Lake Washington Facial Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation Center now offers Ultherapy. This is a non-surgical, FDA-cleared procedure that helps lift, tighten, and tone loose skin with no post procedure downtime and requires no injections, anesthesia or pain medication.
Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound to boost elasticity of the skin and stimulates collagen deep within the skin. It is most commonly used on the neck, chin, jawline and brow. Recently, FDA clearance for treatment of the chest skin was approved. You will see the gradual changes take place over three to six months.
The Ulthera® System is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for lifting and tightening of the skin of the face and neck. Ultherapy is unique in that it uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. During the treatment, ultrasound imaging allows us to see the targeted tissues and ensures that the energy is deposited where it will be most effective. These procedures last between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the area being treated. The typical preparation for treatment is to take 800mg of Ibuprofen at least one hour prior to the procedure.
During the procedure, treatment areas are mapped out, clear gel is applied to your skin, and then the handpiece is used to deliver micro-focused ultrasound energy to multiple depths under the skin surface. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients report this to be very tolerable procedure. You may feel mildly sore in the treated area immediately after the procedure, along with the treated area appearing slightly flushed. After the procedure, there is no downtime, and patients may return to their daily activities. The treated area may be sore to touch for about two weeks.You may see slight lifting and tightening immediately after the treatment, but the majority of the results occur during the following two to three months after the treatment, and will continue to improve for up to six months. One treatment works for most patients, however, some may benefit from multiple treatments. This depends on the degree of skin laxity and the patient’s own biological response to the procedure.