As men age, it’s common for small pockets of fat and sagging skin to accumulate around the jawline (jowls), the mid-face to begin drooping, and the brow and eyes to appear fatigued or even angry. While some men benefit from more dramatic lifting procedures, such as facelift or eyelid surgery, many are not quite ready to go under the knife.
Ultherapy® is a nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment that safely and effectively lifts and tightens skin around the brow, under the chin, and on the neck.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy is FDA-approved to provide nonsurgical lifting and tightening with no needles and no downtime. Unlike other similar treatments, Ultherapy is the first of its kind to use ultrasound technology to directly target energy below the surface of the skin without harming surface or surrounding tissues.
During treatment, the focus tissue is heated using ultrasound therapy, prompting collagen and elastin to coagulate in the area. Additionally, the body’s natural healing response is triggered, which will lift and firm tissue gradually. Ultrasound imaging is used throughout the process to ensure the proper amount of energy is safely delivered to the appropriate depth.
Am I a Candidate for Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a great option for men who would like to:
- Tighten and firm the skin around the chin and reduce jowls to restore a sharper, more masculine jawline
- Reduce folds or sagging skin around the eyes to make you look more alert
- Improve the appearance of “fallen” or drooping features in the mid-face, which also reduces lines and folds around the mouth and nose
In addition to treating specific concerns, Ultherapy can give your face an overall younger appearance. While collagen and elastin serve to tighten the skin, increased production of these proteins also improves skin tone and texture and firms the skin.
Your Ultherapy Treatment
During your consultation, we will listen to your concerns and evaluate your skin to determine the best treatment plan to meet your needs. Many patients are happy with their results in as little as one or two treatments, but some may require a series of treatments to achieve the desired results.
Ultherapy is a truly noninvasive treatment, so you will require no anesthesia or topical numbing agents—treatment is comfortable, with you experiencing little more than a temporary warming and slight “prickling.”
Your treatment should take between 30 minutes to an hour, and you’ll be able to resume normal activity right away. You may experience redness immediately after treatment, but the appearance of your skin should return to normal within a few hours. It is not uncommon for patients to experience a bit of tenderness in the treatment area throughout the healing process as new collagen is produced.
To learn what Ultherapy can do for you, give us a call or contact us online to schedule your personalized consultation!