Ultherapy is a completely non-invasive way to lift and tighten the skin on your brow, chin, neck and décolletage. Using the energy of ultrasound, this innovative device reaches deep below the skin to the structural layers. In this way, Ultherapy targets a similar tissue depth as a surgical facelift. Ultherapy uses time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime.
This rejuvenating treatment stimulates new collagen1 and restores skin elasticity without downtime. At the cosmetic dermatology practice of Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, we are excited to offer our guests this exciting technology. Ultherapy has outstanding patient satisfaction. Over 1 million treatments thus far! To schedule an appointment, please call our team at 323-464-8046.
What Is Ultherapy?
Sagging, inelastic skin is an inevitable result of aging. Ultherapy helps reverse some of this drooping with ultrasound energy, emitted from the device as heat. This heat, delivered to the layers of deep skin and muscle, causes the skin to tighten and stimulates the production of collagen. The ultrasound energy treats deep layers of tissue while leaving the surface untouched. This device has been FDA-cleared to lift and tighten the following areas:
- Décolletage (Wrinkle Improvement)
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Seeing Beneath the Surface
This ultrasound technology also allows us to see the area we are treating via a computer monitor, just as a physician would look at an ultrasound to diagnose a tissue abnormality.
During your appointment, the device will be passed back and forth across the skin. Some patients experience only the most mild pinching sensation while others describe greater discomfort. We will discuss oral pain medication options at your consultation.
Please note, you will not be allowed to drive yourself home after your treatment if you take a prescription pain medication. If needed, we can arrange to have a professional driving service pick you up and take you home.
Please see our treatment guidelines for pre- and post-operative recommendations.
Certified Advanced Ultherapist
In addition to our board certified physician providers, Ultherapy Nurse Practioner Angela Sarff is a graduate of the most advanced training available for Ultherapy. A three-day intensive training program at the Ulthera Clinical headquarters has given Angela clinical specialist techniques that translate to best treatment results and precise pain management for the most comfortable treatment possible.
What To Expect From Ultherapy
Ultherapy frees you from the need for general anesthesia, so you will be able to return to your normal activities right away. Some people experience slight redness or subtle puffiness for a day or so and others may experience bruising at various levels.
Some of our patients see a difference in their skin the next morning. But you shouldn't expect to see results for a few weeks with the best results revealing themselves after 2-3 months, once the new collagen has developed in your skin. The results are long-lasting, but you will see a lessening effect after a couple years, or whenever the natural aging process causes skin to look saggy once again. You can always choose to have an additional Ultherapy session.
“Tighter Skin Shows Volume Better”
To find out if this type of non-invasive procedure to tighten, lift and tone your skin is right for you, please call the Beverly Hills / Larchmont area dermatology office of Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, at 323-464-8046.
The non-invasive Ultherapy® procedure is U.S. FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, on the eyebrow and under the chin as well as to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. The most common side effects reported in clinical trials were redness, swelling, pain and transient nerve effects.Reported adverse events from post-marketing surveillance are available in the Instructions for Use (IFU). Please see the IFU for product and safety information, including a full list of these events at Ultherapy.com/IFU.
REFERENCES: 1. Ulthera Instructions For Use. 2. Data on file, ULT-132. 3. Fabi SG, Massaki A, Eimpunth S, et al. Evaulation of microfocused ultrasound with visualization for lifting, tightening, and wrinkle reduction of the décolletage. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;69(6):965-971.