If your skin not as firm as it used to be, we can help improve its laxity with Ultherapy, a noninvasive, nonsurgical intervention for loose facial, neck, chin, and décolletage skin. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ultherapy's ultrasound energy can change the elasticity of your skin with a 30 – 90-minute session. After your appointment and your skin begins to heal itself, your body goes into a natural collagen production mode to repair the skin. Houston, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward Lee, is proud to offer Ultherapy to area men and women. This procedure can be used in combination with other skin rejuvenation treatments, such as a laser skin resurfacing treatment or an injectable to leave the skin looking softer and younger.
Men and women can both benefit from Ultherapy treatments. If you have noticed your facial skin becoming lax with mild to moderate facial wrinkles (around the mouth, eyes, and brow), or a slight droop in the jowls, you may be a good candidate for this nonsurgical treatment. If you have severe sagging, or deeper lines and wrinkles, a surgical facelift may be a more suitable option for you.
Plan Your Procedure
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You will be asked to lie down in our minor procedures room where we will prepare your treatment area, which may include the application of a numbing agent. During the procedure, a hand-held device that emits the ultrasound energy will glide over your skin. Depending on the number of areas you are having treated, your sessions may last 30 – 90-minutes. It is very common for your skin to appear pink and slightly swollen. You can use ice packs and take ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation the treatment may cause. Women may apply makeup after their appointment, and go about their day as normal.
What to Expect
This cosmetic procedure will not show results immediately. It will take some time for your skin to heal and adjust to what the Ultherapy treatment has done to your skin. With the boost in collagen, the skin will tighten over time. You may see some fluctuations in your facial appearance, but keep in mind that your results may take up to 6 months to appear.
Age Gracefully with Ultherapy
Treat yourself to ultherapy sessions at our office so that the skin on your chest, face, chin, and neck can look fabulously toned without surgery. Our ultrasound technique, which is FDA-approved, will tighten your skin with no downtime (as you would have with surgery). We would love to discuss this technique with you in a private consultation in our office. Call and schedule your appointment today.