Posted by: Skin and Cancer Institute in Cosmetic Procedures, Medical Dermatology

Getting a face lift is an invasive and often painful dermatological procedure. Ultherapy offers dermatologists another way to get these results without having to perform surgery. Ultherapy uses an ultrasound in order to help tighten and lift the skin of the face and neck. A dermatologist will use this ultrasound machine to stimulate the tissues of the face below the surface. This can help to speed up the body’s natural healing process. It is very safe, and it won’t leave any of the marks or scars that surgery could. There is always risks associated when having a surgery, such as swelling, bruising or discomfort, so choosing to have Ultherapy by a dermatologist is a less-invasive choice.

After a dermatologist performs this procedure, patients can immediately go about their day. The only caveat to Ultherapy treatment is that the results are not immediate. While surgery gives instant results, this takes some time. Within two to three months, patients will start to see the changes in their face that they have been looking for. It won’t exactly look like the results of surgery, but over six months it can provide significant changes and results to those who don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure.

There is no preparation for the procedure, but dermatologists might recommend over-the-counter medication to make it more comfortable. There will be some sensation that patients will feel while they are receiving the ultrasound. It may feel stronger depending on what area is being worked on, as some places on the face are more sensitive than others. Dermatologists will work to make the whole experience comfortable, and patients enjoy going home after the procedure to see the results. This procedure may need to be repeated over time depending on a patient’s needs.