Ulthera Ultra Sound Therapy
TIGHTENING, LIFTING AND FIRMING WITH ENERGY-BASED THERAPIES
ULTHERA AND PELLEVE
In talking with patients,Dr, Duffy noticed a large percentage of patients that are frustrated by the general laxity
in facial skin that comes with time; drooping eyelids and brows, soft, spongey jawlines, crepey, creased,
necks, making you look older than you feel. Not such a large percentage of you are willing to be sidelined,
bruised, battered and tapped financially by full-on plastic surgery. Some of you have had plastic surgery years
ago and want to stave off another round of it. Some patients, who after pregnancy or weight loss, are dismayed
with the loose facial tissue left behind, and of course, filler and Botox patients long for a way to augment
injectables that will be more long-lasting and overall in effect. For these groups of patients, Ulthera and
Pelleve are wonderful news.
ENERGY-BASED TREATMENTS HAVE MANY ADVANTAGES:
- They are low-risk, effective, proven and science-based
- A great tool for mild to moderate facial laxity
- They work on the deep dermis...without disturbance to surface skin
- Side effects are minimal.
- Sessions are only about an hour.
- They are “discreet” technologies offering progressive improvements
- A good fit for busy people as no “hiding” is required
- Better, firmer skin happens without screaming “I’ve had something done.”
ULTHERA ULTRASOUND THERAPY
Using Deep See® imaging technology to track placement,
Ulthera delivers small, controlled amounts of ultrasound energy
into the deep dermis. This novel ultrasound combination creates
a new standard in aesthetic dermatology.
A Proven Technology. A fresh Application.
For decades, ultrasound has been used to break up kidney stones without
surgery and for innumerable other time-tested applications. With Ulthera,
ultrasound therapy has made its foray into the field of aesthetic medicine.
Popular and effective, Ulthera works on the deep dermis, remodelling and
tightening to counteract the effects of time and gravity. It lifts brows very
effectively, tightens loose, crepey skin on the lids, opens up the eyes
(an overall lift of 1.7 mm was noted during the trials) and gives a more
Ulthera is a “stealth” procedure. It does not disturb the surface skin. Results
develop on gradually over the next 120 days. This gradual process is
sometimes called “neocollagenization” or the development of new, more
resilient, Type 1 collagen that gives surface skin a better underlying
support structure. Ulthera is wonderful for those who like to be a bit
“private” about having cosmetic work done and great for those on-the-go
who can’t abide a hiding period.
Ultherapy® requires no special preparation or recuperation. Typically,
patients see some initial improvement following the procedure, but the
ultimate lifting will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is rejuvenated
and supplemented with new, stronger collagen. It is not a replacement
for the dramatic effects of plastic surgery, but Ultherapy® offers a
‘no downtime’ approach to improving skin laxity in a meaningful way.
Please note that the Ulthera® System underwent 510(k) “de novo” review
by the FDA and was granted the first-ever ultrasound clearance for use in
facial aesthetic improvement in 2009. It is specifically cleared for eyebrow
lift. Other facial improvements have been clinically documented. There are
many promising off-label applications.
GREAT FOR: the classic eyebrow lift, laxity at the neck
and jawline, decollete.
Upper Lid - Before
Upper Lid - 120 days after
Neck - Before
Neck - 120 days after
Neck - Before
Neck - 120 days afte