Non-surgical Ultherapy for the face

Advanced Certified Ultherapist and Master Aesthetician
Amber Self of Bloom Skin Spa

A new non-surgical procedure for the face, neck and brow, Ultherapy uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone and tighten loose skin. The FDA-cleared device used in the procedure utilizes the energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin, including those typically addressed in a surgical face lift, without disturbing the surface of the skin.

Is Ultherapy performed in-office?

How painful is the procedure?
On a scale of 1 (no pain) to 10 (terrible pain), between a 2 and a 5. But those scores vary from client to client.

Will you use anesthesia?
No, just pain medications if needed. Some clients have Ultherapy with no medications at all.

How will you use ultrasound in this procedure, and how does it work? 
The ultrasound scans and transfers the image to a screen much like in a sonogram, so I can see the area I am treating before I actually deliver the energy.

What does Ultherapy feel like?
There is a sensation while the concentrated energy is being deposited, but the comfort threshold varies from patient to patient. Although there is some discomfort, it is temporary and a sign that the collagen initiation has begun, resulting in a toning and actual lift of the skin over time.

How many treatments are necessary to see results, and how dramatic can I expect those results to be?
For 90 percent of people, one treatment. Patients who need more than one typically have significant skin laxity, poor tissue volume or all of the above. That would be determined in the consultation.

What risks do I take in undergoing these treatments?
All are very temporary in nature: mild but transient swelling, usually for one day or so, and bruising, although among the clients I have treated, less than 10 percent have bruised. More than 100,000 treatments have been performed with not one reported case of any permanent injury.

What are the financial costs of Ultherapy?
It ranges from $695 to $3,500 depending on the areas treated. It is not covered by insurance because it is a cosmetic elective procedure.

Will I have scarring from Ultherapy?
We have not had anyone scar and no reports about scarring. Most of the energy delivered is beneath the skin, and the Ultherapy is not as hot as a laser.

When can I return to work and exercise?
Typically the next day, unless a client has a bit of swelling or bruising and chooses against it.

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