Not every clinic delivers the same calibre of treatment. Skinpossible uses the newest protocols recommended by Ultherapy to get the best result based on the most recent clinical trials. Ultherapy is delivered in lines consisting of multiple ultrasound nodes and the cost for a treatment is based on the number of lines delivered. An Ultherapy treatment at Skinpossible costs between $595 for a brow lift (60 lines) and $2595 for a full face, neck and brow treatment (504 lines.) Keep in mind that new protocols use more lines than older protocols. Treatments can also be customized to the needs of each individual patient.
Absolutely! Both women and men globally are receiving Ultherapy.
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 jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens your existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
Currently, Ultherapy is a face and neck treatment. However, the company is conducting a number of clinical studies with physicians around the world to investigate the use of Ultherapy for treating other anatomical regions.
The majority of patients only need one treatment, while those with a fair amount of laxity may opt for more than one treatment. Annual touch-up treatments can help slow down the rate of skin ageing.
Ultherapy is the only nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound to specifically target the foundational layer of facial tissue that doctors address in surgery. The use of ultrasound also enables us to actually see the layers of skin we are treating, allowing the energy to be delivered precisely to where it will be most productive.
Because the rejuvenation process occurs naturally, results occur gradually. Just as strenghtening muscles and growing taller takes time and is not evident from day to day, the effects of Ultherapy build slowly and subtly over a period of months.
Results are long-lasting but the treatment is so new it's hard to know for sure just how long. Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen a year or longer after an Ulthera procedure. Unfortunately skin continues to age so a touch-up treatment after 12-18 months can help keep pace with the ageing process.
There may be slight redness for a few hours following the treatment, and it’s not uncommon to have slight swelling for a few days. A degree of tingling or tenderness to touch may be experienced for a few days or possibly for a few weeks. These are typically mild and they are temporary in nature. There can be other post-procedural effects such as bruising and small areas of numbness but these are less common and, again, temporary.
Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, but there can be some discomfort while the energy is being delivered. In order to assure that the experience is as pleasant as possible the doctor may offer medications to minimize this discomfort. Patients generally leave comfortable, happy and looking forward to the benefits to come.
Ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in medical imaging for over 50 years. In addition, the procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and tens of thousands of treatments have been performed worldwide without any significant adverse events.