Is Ultherapy Right for You?
January 25, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Ultherapy  

Sagging facial skin makes you feel older, doesn't it? Well, now there's something non-surgical and non-invasive that rejuvenates fine lines,ultherapy drooping skin and deep wrinkles, too. Offered by your San Antonio dermatologists at Alamo Heights Dermatology, Ultherapy produces truly amazing results. Dr. Rebecca Kelso and Dr. Emily Fridlington can tell you if this FDA-cleared procedure is right for you.

What is Ultherapy?

It's a simple, painless aesthetic skin procedure. Results are comparable to facelift procedures, but there's no cutting or sutures involved. Your San Antonio dermatologist uses ultrasound technology to tighten problem areas such as the upper chest, brows, chin, and neck. Performed all over the world by board-certified physicians, Ultherapy literally reverses common signs of aging, and the therapeutic effects are long-lasting.

How does it work?

Typically, Ultherapy treatments take about an hour and are performed right at Alamo Heights Dermatology. As the patient relaxes in the treatment chair, the doctor uses focused ultrasound waves to penetrate the skin and muscles on selected areas. This focused energy actually activates the collagen and elastin in the skin. These components give skin its firm, youthful look.

Afterwards, patients see immediate results but then achieve maximum smoothness and tone in about two weeks. The enhanced look may last a year or even longer. In some cases, your San Antonio dermatologist may use Ultherapy to augment other procedures such as a total surgical facelift.

What is the process like?

It begins with a personal consultation with Dr. Kelso or Dr. Fridlington. You'll discuss your goals, and your San Antonio, TX, dermatologist will advise you on what to expect during and after your treatment. You'll learn:

  • That there is no special preparation or follow-up
  • How the treatment feels (some people feel a pulsing sensation or a bit of heat)
  • That you may see some temporary redness or puffiness afterward
  • How the Ultherapy instrument images your skin depth for proper delivery of the ultrasound energy
  • How long your particular treatment should take (30 to 90 minutes, depending on the area)

Are you interested?

Why not investigate Ultherapy for yourself? About a million people have used it thus far. Call Alamo Heights Dermatology for your appointment at (210) 255-8447.