What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved procedure that is clinically proven to lift, tighten, and tone skin naturally using your own collagen. The areas we treat include full face, neck, chin, eyebrow, décolletage, abdomen, and knees, all without surgery. Using focused ultrasound energy, Ultherapy tightens and lifts loose skin and stimulates the new growth of collagen in the deeper layers of the facial tissue.

How is new collagen beneficial to the skin?

Our skin’s youthfulness is maintained by collagen, a natural protein that keeps the skin firm and toned. As we age, collagen strength is diminished and can no longer stand up to the effect of gravity, which pulls the skin downward. Ultherapy generates a thermal effect that strengthens the existing collagen while producing new, fresh collagen.

It delivers sound waves deep under the skin to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate loose skin without surgery, needles, or damage to the skin.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?

UltherapyThe best candidates for Ultherapy are men and women with mild to moderate skin laxity and are starting to notice facial aging changes (like looseness/loss of firmness of skin on jowls, under chin, neck and           wrinkles on their chest.) Ultherapy can also be beneficial for individuals under thirty who would like to retain their youthful appearance, or those looking to delay the need for cosmetic surgery. Those with advanced aging changes such as moderate-severe laxity of the skin may be better suited for a surgical procedure.

Candidates who are interested in Ultherapy should schedule a consultation with Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery. The Advanced Certified Ultherapist, Bryn Hilgenberg, RN or Shawndelle Carter, will address individual concerns, assess the skin, and determine whether or not the patient can benefit from the procedure. There are no skincare regimens or specific preparations necessary prior to the treatment.


What to Expect During Ultherapy Treatment

After thoroughly cleansing the area to be treated, the Ultherapist will apply ultrasound gel and gently place the treatment applicator against the skin. Next, they will use Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging to determine the optimal placement of the treatment energy.

The ultrasound energy will then be focused in the appropriate areas beneath the surface of the skin. During the treatment, patients will experience a warm, prickling sensation as tiny spurts of energy are deposited into the skin. This feeling indicates that the collagen building process has begun.

An Ultherapy treatment can last anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the number of areas treated.

How exactly does Ultherapy work?

Ultherapy uses safe ultrasound energy that’s delivered deep into the targeted tissues and muscle.  Our bodies see this as a “minor injury” and in return, begins our natural process of collagen production. Results after 3 months show tighter, more contoured skin. Ultherapy is unique because it’s the only non-invasive procedure where we can actually see the areas we want to treat through ultrasound.

Will I get  results that mimic a Facelift with Ultherapy treatment?

While Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy that addresses the same muscles during a facelift, results are not the same.  But, it is a great procedure for those not ready to undergo surgery that would like to contour or lift areas of their face or body.

Will I lose fat in my face?

The first step in making sure you will be satisfied with your results is to make sure you are going to a facility with a highly trained, Advanced Ultherapist.  Some patients specifically ask to have fat reduced in the area of treatment, other patients do not want to do this at all.  We have seen the websites and reviews where patients have been unhappy with unintended fat loss and we understand this completely.  To be an Advanced Certified Ultherapist, you have to obtain extensive training which ensures our patients will receive the proper assessment and treatment for their specific goals.  Our office was the first in the state of Georgia to start treating patients with Ultherapy.  We abide by all rules and safety regulations to create happy, beautiful patients.

When Can Patients Expect to See Results?*

Immediately after treatment, most patients notice a naturally lifted and toned complexion as well as a slower rate of skin aging. Since Ultherapy stimulates the production of collagen over time, optimal results are seen three to six months following the procedure. Yearly touch-up treatments can be done to maintain these results.

Are There Any Side Effects Associated with Ultherapy?

After an Ultherapy treatment session, the skin may initially appear flushed, but the redness will fade within a few hours. Mild swelling or tingling may also occur. Patients are free to apply makeup and resume to their normal skin care regimen immediately after the procedure.

How Much Does Ultherapy Cost?

Ultherapy is used to treat many different areas. Price varies according to the areas you would like to treat and starts as low as $1000.

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Schedule Your Ultherapy Treatment in Alpharetta or Midtown Atlanta

Are you ready to embrace a beautiful, youthful you? Call (770) 753-0053 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a complimentary Ultherapy consultation with Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery today.

*individual results may vary


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