Ulthera™ is a new type of nonsurgical cosmetic procedure for achieving skin reminiscent of an earlier time. Ulthera System is used by physicians and their specially certified staff to precisely deliver acoustic sound waves deep into the skin to thermally initiate the body’s own rejuvenate mechanisms. This is done with the help of caustic imaging for seeing the layers of soft tissue before treating. this novel ultrasound combination promises to set a new standard in the aesthetic industry.
Clinical evaluation at Northwestern University has shown that one full face Ultherapy treatment can produce significant and satisfying tightening and lift. Findings of three independent physician evaluators and quantitative assessment if photographs revealed that 9 of 10 treated subjects demonstrated clinically significant eyebrow lift at 90 days, resulting in less hooding and a more open look to the eyes . Subjects reported firmer, tighter skin in other areas of the face and an overall refreshed appearance as well.
In this 30-minute, completely noninvasive procedure, the practitioner gradually moves the flat surface of the ultrasound applicator over each region of the face. The sound waves deliver small controlled amounts of energy into the deep layers of skin and soft tissue while sparing the upper layers. The procedure has an excellent safety profile, is tolerated without need for an anesthetic, and in the patient can return to his or her daily routine immediately.
As with other ultrasound procedures , a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat at just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed.
Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months.
In the FDA clinical trial, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in a more open look to the eyes and a more youthful appearance overall. Significant results were tightening of the neck, skin, improvement of sagging jowls, reduction of double chin, and contouring of chubby cheeks. Patients also reported firmer, tighter, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. Finally, a non-invasive approach to skin and facial contouring and tightening procedure.