A nonsurgical alternative to the traditional facelift, Ultherapy rejuvenates the face non-invasively and requires no downtime. Using ultrasound energy, this treatment stimulates the production of new collagen to lift and tighten the neck, jowl, and brow. We can even utilize it to diminish wrinkles on your upper chest.
If you are concerned about face and neck sagging but not ready for surgery, Ultherapy may be a powerful solution for you.
While many other treatments promise to rejuvenate the face without incisions or anesthesia, not many can promise to reach the deeper layers of facial tissue to provide significant lifting as Ultherapy can. At Persona™ Med Spa, our mission is to provide our clients with the best treatments available in a spa-like setting. That is why we have chosen to offer Ultherapy for nonsurgical skin tightening and lifting.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound (MFUS) to tighten, firm and lift the skin without surgery. It was introduced in 2009 as a treatment that works at depths greater than seen in previous technologies, e.g., laser or radiofrequency. It is the only FDA-cleared noninvasive treatment that lifts the face and treats wrinkles in the upper chest.
Energy-based therapies like Ultherapy work by heating skin and other tissues. This causes controlled injury and triggers collagen and elastin remodeling.
Micro-focused ultrasound technology has many advantages over surgery and other noninvasive treatments. While surgery provides longer-lasting and dramatic skin tightening, not everyone is a candidate, and it comes with a higher risk of complications and a long recovery period. Laser and radiofrequency skin tightening are popular alternatives, but they usually offer mild skin tightening, may involve some downtime due to superficial skin injury and can have less durable results.
Ultherapy sets the standard for nonsurgical skin tightening due to its powerful technology. MFUS bypasses the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) and can penetrate deeper into the skin and even the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS Level).
This means that the upper layer of your skin remains unaffected while the ultrasound energy reaches deep into your skin and SMAS to trigger deep-plane collagen production. The result is more significant skin tightening than with other noninvasive treatments, and no downtime is required.
Benefits of Ultherapy
With the rising popularity of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, numerous therapies are now available. But not many come close to Ultherapy regarding efficiency, safety and convenience.
Here are just some of the benefits of Ultherapy that our clients love:
- The only FDA-cleared nonsurgical facelift alternative
- Customizable thanks to integrated tissue visualization
- Convenient with little preparation or downtime needed
- Results last for two years or longer
- The results are natural-looking
- It can be combined with other treatments
The procedure is currently approved to lift the jawline, jowl, neck and brows, as well as to diminish the appearance of wrinkles on the décolletage area.
The Ultherapy Procedure at Persona™
At Persona™ Med Spa in Houston, TX, our providers are certified in Ultherapy and other energy-based treatments. We also have extensive experience customizing these treatments to meet each client’s unique needs and goals.
We will start with an initial consultation so we can assess your skin, talk to you about your concerns and see if you are a good candidate. There is no preparation involved with this treatment, so all you need to do is to come to your appointment on time.
On the day of your treatment, we will offer a topical numbing cream, mild sedation or prescription pain medication to keep you comfortable. Once you are ready, we will cleanse your skin and apply the ultrasound gel. Your provider will press the device applicator against your skin and pass it over areas that need to be treated.
You may feel mild tingling or heat intermittently as the ultrasound energy is delivered into your skin. The procedure takes 60 to 90 minutes to treat the face and about 30 minutes to treat the neck or chest. You can resume your usual routine once the treatment is complete. Your results will become noticeable within days and continue to improve over three months.
CoolSculpting® at Persona™ Med Spa in Houston
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges of stubborn fat in certain areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. There is minimal to no downtime after the treatment, although some clients may experience temporary discomfort, redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Side effects are temporary and last a few days to a week. Clients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. During a CoolSculpting® treatment, the affected fat cells are eliminated and as long as clients maintain their weight with normal diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable. Typically, CoolSculpting® treatments result in up to 50% reduction of fat in the treated area(s) and create a noticeably contoured difference. If you are interested in a non-surgical fat reduction option, schedule a consultation with Persona’s Beauty Consultant, who will address your area(s) of concern and design an individualized treatment plan to best suit your individual needs.