Ultherapy® uses ultrasound technology to give you a more customized treatment than ever before. By boosting collagen production in the deeper layers of skin, Ultherapy® triggers a rebuilding that makes skin look smoother, tighter, and more sculpted.
Ultherapy®boosts the production of collagen and elastin fibers, which give skin its youthful firmness and resilience. It works by using ultrasound energy pulses to create heat within the skin. The heat triggers the body to begin a healing process that creates collagen and elastin.
Improving the collagen and elastin structures makes skin look firmer, tighter, and more youthful, with reduced lines and wrinkles. Ultherapy® improves the appearance of skin in the areas of the jaw, chin, neck, and upper chest. Because ultrasound lets the provider visualize the layers of skin, they can customize the treatment to each area.
How Much Is Ultherapy®?
Depending on the specific details of your treatment, Ultherapy® can cost between $1200 and $3500. A detailed consultation will help your provider give you a more specific estimate of your likely costs.
What is Ultherapy® Like?
Your provider will apply an ultrasound gel that helps transmit the energy to the skin. The ultrasound pulses may cause feelings of warmth or tingling, but the treatment can adjust to accommodate your comfort level. Ultrasound lets your provider see the layers of skin as they work, letting them adapt the depth to maintain your comfort at all times.
The procedure normally lasts between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. You may need more than one treatment to see full results, but the best way to determine a treatment plan is by scheduling a consultation.
You can expect to see the skin in the treated area become tighter and firmer, with a decrease in lines and wrinkles. The chin and jaw area look more contoured, and the chest area looks smoother and more youthful.
It often takes three to six months after treatment to see the full results of Ultherapy®. Collagen and elastin structures take time to build, so improvement happens gradually but steadily. Providers often recommend maintenance treatments every six months to help keep your rejuvenated results looking fresh.
Is There Any Downtime for Ultherapy®?
Most people require no downtime and can resume their usual routine after treatment. Some people may experience some minor redness and swelling, which goes away within a day or two.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ultherapy®?
Unlike other types of skin rejuvenation, ultrasound therapy with Ultherapy® works safely on all skin types and tones. This noninvasive treatment causes no damage to the skin, so most people may be good candidates.
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Interested in learning more about Ultherapy®? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.