Ultherapy Details

The Ultherapy Procedure

During your Ultherapy™ procedure, Dr. V will place a smooth applicator on your skin that will project an image onto a screen allowing her to plan where to direct the ultrasound energy.  This same applicator uses micro-focused ultrasound to deliver targeted energy under the surface of your skin with the optimal depth, temperature, and precision necessary to disturb the layer (dermis) with its vibration and low level of heat.  The reaction to the levels of ultrasound heat energy causes the skin to contract immediately setting off a response of healing that ultimately results in an increase in collagen and this reaction also gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of your skin.  Ultherapy™ stimulates collagen generation and tightens the connective tissue at a deeper level and the ability to treat not just the skin but its underlying support structure from the inside out helps control the tension to ensure outstanding results.  Collagen is vital to the texture and firmness of your skin affecting the contour of your face and your skin’s response to the energy will stimulate the growth of new collagen resulting in a gradual tightening and firming that results in a “natural” lift.

The Ultherapy™ procedure can take up to one hour to complete depending on your individual needs and comfort levels vary from patient-to-patient with most people reporting a prickly sensation with minimal discomfort.  Dr. V wants to make your experience as comfortable as possible however; and she will discuss any anesthetic options with you during your consultation along with possible side effects or any risks involved.  Following your procedure, at first your skin may look pink or flushed but will fade within hours and you will be able to return to work or resume your normal activities immediately.  With only a single treatment, your collagen is stimulated to grow and results can sometimes be seen immediately however for the treatment to fully take effect; the results will occur over the span of 2-3 months with some patients reporting continued improvement for up to six months as new collagen regenerates.  Clinical trials reported results of tighter, firmer, and more youthful looking skin, additionally these studies documented changes in appearance that were significant in 90% of patients who received an Ultherapy™ treatment.

What Ultherapy Does

Ultherapy™ uses ultrasound and your body’s own natural healing process to:

  • Lessen a turkey neck appearance
  • Create a sleeker, more defined jawline
  • Tighten the skin under your chin
  • Lift and tighten sagging skin on the cheeks
  • Improve folds from the nose to the mouth
  • Improve drooping corners of the mouth
  • Improve folds from the mouth to the jaw
  • Tighten skin on the forehead
  • Reduce sagging skin on the eyelids
  • Promote a more open, refreshed look to the eyes
  • Improve skin texture
  • Even out skin pigmentation
  • Strengthen collagen production
  • Lift eyebrows
  • Improve marionette lines and folds
  • Reduce the appearance of “crêpey” neck skin
  • Improve skin volume
  • Deliver outstanding facial rejuvenation
  • Lift the brow
  • Tighten the skin around the eyes to reduce wrinkles
  • Reduce the appearance of excess skin under the neck
  • Produce a more defined jawline
  • It is never too early to care for your skin and Ultherapy™ is extremely effective for younger candidates who want to take preventative measures with their skin to slow down the aging process.

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    South Riding Professional Square
    25055 Riding Plaza, Suite #140
    Chantilly, VA 20152
    TEL: 703.327.8200