Lines, wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck can cause patients to look aged and tired, and to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Despite unhappiness with the signs of aging, many individuals are hesitant to undergo lengthy surgical procedures for fear the results will look unnatural or unattractive. South Miami cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Alonso understands these concerns and is proud to offer Ultherapy, or Ulthera, a non-invasive treatment which can lift and tighten the skin of the neck, chin and brow. This advanced treatment produces remarkable results and requires no incisions or recovery time. Learn more about Ulthera below and contact Dr. Alonso’s Coral Gables practice at 786-507-8917 to schedule a consultation.
WHAT IS ULTHERA?
Ulthera is a non-surgical cosmetic enhancement treatment that uses ultrasound waves to gently lift and tighten loose skin. The procedure works by penetrating the deepest layers of skin, stimulating the growth of new collagen and the support of existing collagen fibers. This adds volume to the skin and gives a “lifted” look, without the use of an actual facelift. The procedure can be used to target signs of aging on the neck, chin, cheeks and brow. Some of the benefits of Ultherapy include:
- The procedure is non-surgical, with no cuts or incisions required
- Short treatment time
- Long-lasting results
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Ulthera is ideal for patients who are over the age of 18 and in good health. It is most popular among men and women in their 40s or older who are beginning to show signs of aging. Many patients seek out this treatment as an alternative to surgical treatments. Ulthera is meant to treat skin that has lost volume and is experiencing mild to moderate sagging. Patients who have severe sagging or excess fat deposits may not achieve the results they desire. During a consultation, Dr. Alonso evaluates her patients’ aesthetic goals and health history to determine if they are good candidates for Ulthera in Coral Gables / South Miami. Patients are also encouraged to address any questions or concerns they may have about treatment.
THE ULTHERA PROCEDURE
Ulthera is a safe, effective and non-invasive procedure that can be completed in about one hour at Dr. Alonso’s state-of-the-art practice. During the procedure, Dr. Alonso cleanses the skin and applies an ultrasound gel to the area being treated. She then runs the FDA-approved Ultherapy ultrasound hand piece over the skin. This hand piece emits ultrasound waves, which bypass the surface of the skin to stimulate the deepest layers of skin. Thus, Ulthera promotes collagen growth, immediate tightening of the skin, and improves texture and skin tone.
RECOVERING FROM ULTHERA
One of the greatest benefits of Ultherapy is that there is no downtime following the procedure. Patients are able to receive the treatment in one easy office appointment, after which they can immediately resume their daily activities. Some patients may experience minor redness or tenderness, but this subsides on its own. Results from Ulthera treatment gradually become evident in the weeks following the procedure and can continue to improve for up to 2-3 months. Some patients continue to see improvement for up to six months after treatment. The benefits of the procedure can last a year or more.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TODAY
Having radiant, youthful skin throughout your lifetime is easier than ever with the advanced technologies and treatment techniques available at Dr. Alonso’s Coral Gables practice. If you are unhappy with signs of aging and would like to learn more about this non-invasive way to lift and tighten the skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Alonso today. During your appointment, she can explain all of your cosmetic treatment options, including Ulthera, laser skin resurfacing, Perlane injections, Juvederm and more.