Ulthera, Inc.is a leading developer of ultrasound-based medical and aesthetic treatment technologies. Women and men in the Mountain View area trust Dr. Andrew Menkes for safe, effective Ultherapy to tighten and lift skin. Patients commonly ask if Ultherapy is an alternative to face lift surgery.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment using ultrasound energy to stimulate natural skin improvement. Sound waves bypass surface skin, penetrating foundation layers to stimulate collage production. Collagen is a meshwork of protein fibers that provides structure, and helps skin say thick, firm, and taut.
This technology is ideal for improvement of lax skin on the forehead, under the chin, on the neck, and wrinkles on the décolletage.
When Ultherapy is a good choice
Face lift surgery removes excess skin and fat, and tightens underlying muscles. No non- or minimally-invasive treatment can achieve such dramatic results. Face lift is appropriate for patients in the 40 to 60 age band with very loose skin.
Ultherapy is a good choice for:
- Early intervention – Treatment for mild to moderate skin laxity, beginning in your 30s and 40s, can postpone need for cosmetic surgery indefinitely.
- Post-surgical non-responsive skin – Skin can lose bounce after cosmetic surgery. Periodic treatment with Ultherapy helps to maintain results.
- Complementing other non-surgical treatments – Ultherapy can be part of a comprehensive rejuvenation plan including laser therapies, injectables (Botox and dermal fillers), chemical peels, etc.
An Ultherapy session takes 30 to 90 minutes. It is well-tolerated, and there is essentially no downtime. Noticeable tightening appears as collagen builds over the course of several months. Just one treatment is needed, although you may opt for touch-ups over the years, as skin continues to age.
Are you a good candidate for Ulthera treatment? Schedule a consultation at The Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center in Mountain View (650) 962-4600 to find out.