What is Ultherapy?
When your skin isn't as tight as you'd like, we can improve its elasticity with Ultherapy, a noninvasive treatment for loose skin on your face, neck, or chin. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ultherapy's energy comes from ultrasound waves that can change the elasticity of your skin in a 30 – 90-minute session. This treatment stimulates your body's natural production of collagen to strengthen your skin. Our board-certified dermatologists are pleased to provide Ultherapy to patients in the Clear Lake area. To further enhance the appearance of your skin, we can combine this treatment with other cosmetic procedures, like laser skin resurfacing or an injectable.
"Ultherapy - I am 50 and trying to slow down Father time. Want to stay as young looking as long as possible. Sculptura a couple of years ago and now trying ultherapy. Eager to see results in 3 months. Dr Joe gave me a nerve block and while having it is slightly uncomfortable to have the block, It is my understanding that it made the ultherapy much easier."- D. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2018
"Fighting Wrinkles - Wrinkles are helped with filler as well as Dysport and the combination works well. I am always pleased with the results. There are other treatments that I have had in the past that have been helpful as well. I recently had microneedling which seems to have worked well; it was much easier to tolerate than Ultherapy."- S. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2018
Patients can achieve their desired cosmetic results with Ultherapy treatments. If you start to notice that your facial skin looks less firm with mild to medium lines around the eyes, brow, or mouth or you notice a slight jowl droop, Ultherapy treatments may reduce these signs of aging. This procedure works well for patients who maintain a stable weight, use sun protection on a regular basis, and want to avoid surgery. If you have severely sagging skin or etched lines and wrinkles, a facelift is probably a more suitable procedure.
Our Ultherapy Technique
At your appointment, we'll ask you to relax in a comfortable procedure chair. One of our team members will prepare the treatment area, which may include the use of a local anesthetic if requested. During the procedure, we'll pass a handpiece that emits ultrasound energy over your skin. Depending on the number of areas needing treatment, your procedure can last 30 – 90 minutes.
What to Expect
Ultherapy treatments will not provide immediate results. It'll take time for the treated skin to heal following an Ultherapy treatment. Right after your appointment, you'll probably experience a few minor side effects, such as redness, swelling, and tenderness. To reduce the pain and inflammation, you can apply cold compresses and take over-the-counter pain medication. You may also use makeup to conceal any redness. After your procedure, you can resume your daily routine. As your skin heals and over the next three months, your body will produce more collagen, making your skin appear more toned. Depending on individual cosmetic concerns, some patients may require additional appointments to attain their desired results.
How much does Ultherapy usually cost?
Ultherapy treatment costs are determined by the size and number of areas being treated and your personal aesthetic needs. During your consultation, we'll talk to you about your goals and work to develop a treatment plan and then be able to estimate your costs. Clear Lake Dermatology accepts several payment forms and will work with you to find low-interest financing for your ultherapy procedure.
What body areas can Ultherapy improve?
The face, neck, and chest can all be treated with ultherapy. FDA-approved ultherapy treatment can tighten and tone sagging skin for a smoother, tighter, more youthful appearance while reducing the signs of aging and helping to prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Who is a candidate for Ultherapy?
Both men and women who want healthier, tighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin are great candidates for ultherapy. While the results are gradual, they can be significant as the skin heals and improves. Ultherapy is ideal for people in their 30 – 40s who are just beginning to see the signs of aging and want to slow the effects.
How soon can I see results from Ultherapy?
Results from ultherapy are gradual. In 3 — 4 months, noticeable results typically begin to be seen. At Clear Lake Dermatology, we often recommend our ultherapy patients receive a maintenance treatment around a year after their first session.
How many Ultherapy treatments do you typically need?
How many ultherapy sessions you'll need will depend on your goals and the condition of your skin. Many patients can see excellent results after only one treatment session. For patients with more significant signs of aging, multiple treatments are often necessary to achieve their goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $4,000
- Recovery Time
- 3 - 6 months
- How Long It Takes
- .5 - 1 hour
- Follow Up Time
Age Gracefully with Ultherapy
At Clear Lake Dermatology, treat yourself to Ultherapy so the skin on your chest, face, neck, and chin looks more toned without needing surgery. The FDA-approved Ultherapy equipment will tighten your skin with no downtime. During your consultation, our board-certified dermatologists can further discuss the benefits of Ultherapy. To learn more, call us and schedule your consultation at our League City or Webster, TX office near the Clear Lake region of the Greater Houston area.