Sholar Center is proud to offer the acclaimed non-surgical lifting procedure, Ultherapy. Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen deep within the skin without downtime. The result? Tighter, better-fitting skin, even on the neck!
For the first time ever, Ultherapy enables us to direct sound waves not only into
the skin, but also deep under the skin to the same tissue addressed in surgical facelift. This gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Besides the visible effects of lifting and tightening, there is also an invisible result from Ultherapy – the creation of new collagen, which helps the skin restore its youthful look.
Ultherapy lifts, tightens, and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of time and gravity. One of the first effects of aging is the dropping of the eyebrows, and the eyes start to appear smaller and more hooded. Ultherapy will lift the brow, which in turn reduces the excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes and gives a more refreshed appearance. When the skin on the cheeks and neck begins to shift downward, the result is a change in the contour of the lower face. Ultherapy can lift and tighten the sagging skin on the cheeks and neck to give a younger, slimmer look.
The beauty of Ultherapy is that it is a 60 to 90 minute procedure that uses the body’s own subtle healing response to gently, gradually restore memory to the skin and its underlying tissue. Ultherapy requires no special recuperation or preparation and typically only takes one treatment to get an excellent response. While patients do enjoy some instantaneous result following the procedure, the ultimate lifting will take place over 2-3 months, as lax collagen is rejuvenated and supplemented with new, stronger collagen. There is never a replacement for the dramatic effects of facelift surgery, but Ultherapy offers a ‘no downtime’ approach to improving lax skin in a meaningful way.
Ultherapy is all-the-buzz! You may have seen it featured on national TV shows such as Rachael Ray, The Doctors, 20/20 and The View, plus touted by big-name beauty editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and more.
Dr. Sholar is an innovator in cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures, as well as minimally invasive procedures such as Ultherapy, Skinprint Skincare Prescriptions, Sculptra, and the Pearl Fractional Laser. At Sholar Center, we offer the acclaimed non-surgical lifting procedure, Ultherapy, which counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your face and neck skin. The beauty of this 60-minute in-office procedure is that it stimulates the production of new, stronger collagen. The result? Tighter, better-fitting skin!
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months. The procedure takes only about an hour for most patients, and there is no downtime.
It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
A recent software upgrade called “Ultherapy Amplify” now affords a more comfortable procedure. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients now report that the procedure is quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
We take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible [customize based on your practice’s comfort management protocol (e.g. premedication, cooling fans)], and patients tell us they leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.
Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and over 100,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process.
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin signals a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, physically or financially. There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Currently, Ultherapy is a treatment for the face and neck with a specific clinical indication for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow.
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal affect under the skin. The thermal affect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
Yes! Both women and men globally are receiving Ultherapy.