Ultherapy® Skin Tightening & Lifting
Lifted brows, a defined jaw line, a sleeker neck, and a smooth, even-toned décolletage give you a more youthful, refreshed look. However, as we age, gravity causes the brows to descend, and the eyes appear smaller. Crow’s feet appear and the skin under the eyes becomes thinner and laxer. On the lower face, aging causes facial fat pads to descend creating the lines between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) and at the corners of the mouth (marionette lines). Jowls can form, the neck can sag, and years of cumulative sun damage can cause lines on the chest. We offer an innovative, non-surgical treatment called Ultherapy® in Houston, TX, that uses ultrasound waves to trigger your body’s own regenerative process of building new collagen to lift and tighten your skin – gradually and naturally.
As a leader for many years now in non-invasive skin tightening in Houston, we believe this latest technological advance gets us closer to achieving the lift that can be seen with surgery. Ultherapy is not a facelift, but in our opinion it’s the closest thing we’ve seen, and it’s a natural, no-downtime way to give your skin a lift from the inside out.
How It Works
The Ulthera System is an FDA-cleared, clinically proven device. In the FDA clinical trial, 9 out of 10 patients had a noticeable, significant lift of their brows. Patients reported firmer skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. With Ultherapy, we can focus ultrasound energy to deep tissues, to the same levels that are lifted and tightened during plastic surgery, while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected. The energy causes immediate contraction of the skin and soft tissues and stimulation of new collagen growth gradually over the next 3 to 6 months to give support and a natural lift to the skin.
Another non-surgical skin tightening option is Thermage®. We will help you choose the one that is best suited to you during your consultation.
Your Beautiful Skin
We can safely and effectively use Ultherapy on the upper and lower face, neck, and décolletage. We currently offer 4 treatments:
- Full-face/upper neck
- Upper face/brow
- Lower face/upper neck
Ultherapy can elevate the brow, reduce hooding of upper eyelid skin, diminish crow’s feet, and make skin under the eye firmer. It can lift and tighten the lower face so nasolabial folds and marionette lines become less deep and jowls become less prominent. Under the chin, Ultherapy can tighten and smooth the skin under the chin and better define the jaw line. It can also improve the condition of the skin along the décolletage, reducing the effects of long-term sun exposure. It all adds up to a more rejuvenated look in a matter of months.
Get The Skinny
Take Sun Damage Off Your Chest
Ultherapy is now FDA-approved for use on the décolletage. Get the details in our Read Now
During the Ultherapy treatment, we are able to visualize the tissue we are treating with ultrasound. Once the structures of the face are visualized on the ultrasound screen, we then deliver the energy to the targeted areas deep in the skin. Most patients are comfortable during the treatment with topical anesthetic and prescribed drugs. We can also use nerve blocks to further numb the skin. The entire treatment lasts between 1 to 1.5 hours. Many patients are happy with the outcome of a single treatment, but a second Ultherapy procedure can result in even more natural tightening, lifting, and contouring.
After treatment, you can return to your normal activities immediately. It is normal to have mild swelling and tenderness lasting about a week. There is no special care needed after treatment, but sunscreen is recommended as part of good skin care.
The best part is the immediate tightening you’ll see! The full effect will build over the next few months as new collagen forms. At your 90-day follow-up visit we will take photographs and review your results. We think you’ll find that Ultherapy is a sound solution for firming and tightening sagging skin.