Ulthera With Botox and Dermal Filler

Ulthera Results
With the advancement of non-invasive technology and equipment in the cosmetic industry, are surgical face lifts even necessary anymore? We’ve imagined a world where we wouldn’t need surgery to give our face some extra lift. Now you can say good-bye to saggy skin. Ulthera, hailed as the non-surgical face lift, lets you achieve that subtle but yet so effective lift, all without a single incision.

Filling The Gap Between Injections And Surgery

Ulthera is bridging the missing gap for patients who have had Botox and dermal filler injections but not quite ready to have a surgical face lift. Many patients love the results from their Botox and dermal filler treatments but would love to get that extra lift, which could not be achieved with the injections alone.

Unique in its ability to treat multiple tissue layers, Ulthera treats both the upper layers of the skin and the deep SMAS – the face’s foundation. Patricia Wexler, a Manhattan dermatologist, likens it to the Spanx effect – the reshaping of the face with lifted cheeks, a non-sagging brow and a tightened jaw line. Results are often seen immediately, and continue to improve over a period of a few months as new collagen grows.

In contrast to a surgical face lift that pulls the skin, Ulthera pulls the underlying muscles instead. As a result, the tissue contracts and tightens, giving a tangible lift.

The Many Uses Of Ulthera

Currently, Ulthera is FDA-approved for the lifting of the brows. But many providers are finding it works for various off-label uses. Although yet to be published, some doctors have achieved positive results using Ulthera on tightening laxity in the neck area, improving the fine lines along the upper lips, and even in smoothening lumpy dermal filler mistakes in the lips.

Other areas that have potential to benefit from Ulthera’s skin tightening are saggy knees and floppy underarms. Also expected to be released in the 4th quarter of this year is a new 1.5 mm head for tightening the eyelids.

Different Depths Of Ulthera Treatments

Though Ulthera isn’t a replacement for a face lift, plastic surgeons everywhere are exited about its versatility. Apply deeper passes and it’s capable of directing its thermal ultrasound energy to heat the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic Sytem or SMAS – the deeper connective tissue surrounding the facial muscles.

Additionally, when doctors make shallower passes to the upper dermal layers, it jumpstarts collagen production.

The procedure takes approximately one hour for the entire face and neck. With the ability to observe each layer of tissue as they work, physicians are able to perform the procedure with greater precision and safety.

Of course, there are possible side effects and risks to be aware about, such as swelling, bruising, and the feeling of tightness. The pain of the procedure can range from a hot prickling sensation to short intense discomfort, depending on an individual’s pain tolerance, but most often, this is alleviated with an oral analgesic and/or sedative.


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