Ultherapy – The Latest in Lift

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center and Revive Medical Spa are proud to be providers of Ultherapy!  Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck, upper chin, and chest.  Ultherapy providers at the clinic and medical spa all received intense multi-day training on this device so that they may provide high quality treatments for their patients and clients.

 

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Look!  Our very own Dr. Lance Henry!  Liz Krauft, aesthetician is performing the procedure.

 

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Sarah Wallace, aesthetician performing the Ultherapy procedure.

Ultherapy harnesses the power of ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck, and chest.  As we all get older, we begin to lose collagen and our bodies do not make more to replace it.  Collagen acts as a scaffold in our skin to give it strength and structure.  During an Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound energy is used to heat up targeted layers of the skin to promote and stimulate new collagen growth.  The more superficial layers are bypassed, while energy is focused on deeper layers.  The ultherapist is able to use traditional ultrasound to view the layers of your skin, muscle, and bone real-time to ensure that energy is delivered at precise depths so that you have the best chance of growing new collagen.

Is Ultherapy Safe?

Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years—and Ultherapy has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and in more than 350,000 treatments worldwide.

How is Ultherapy Different and Why Are So Many People Getting it Done?

Ultherapy is a minimal to no downtime procedure.  There are no needles, toxins, or cutting.  Most patients have some temporary redness that fades within 20-30 minutes.  The only downtime is from the pre-medications that some patients take to feel more relaxed during the procedure.  Most of these pre-medications prevent you from operating a motor vehicle the remainder of the day that you have the procedure done.

Is Ultherapy Painful?

At our clinic, we are always upfront with people and educate patients on exactly what to expect.  In medicine we often use a pain scale from 0-10.  Zero is no pain at all.  Ten is the most excruciating pain your have ever experienced.  During our training days where we practiced on each other, pain was found to be between a one and a six.  It depended on the patient and the location being treated.  Please be aware that the only pre-medication taken during our training sessions was ibuprofen.  If you would like to schedule an ultherapy session, you can talk with your provider about what premedications would be best for you.  We want YOU to be comfortable when having your treatment.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The answer to this question really depends on the treatment area(s).  Please schedule an appointment to get a customized evaluation.  Most treatments take between one and two hours.

How Long Do I Have to Wait for Results and What Can I Expect?

 The answer to this varies from patient to patient.  Some people notice results within a few weeks, however, the average is 2-3 months.  Some patients notice additional improvement even 6 months out.  Ultherapy treatments are permanent, but you must remember that the aging process continues whether we like it or not.  Some patients will have an Ultherapy treatment every year while others only need it every 2-3 years.

 

 
For before and after pictures please visit the Ultherapy website (http://www.ultherapy.com/Ultherapy-Full-Face-Before-And-After-Photos).

 

 
 
To learn more about Ultherapy and to make an appointment, please contact Revive Medical Spa at (479) 287-4738.

 

 
 
Ryan Crowder MPAS, PA-C

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