Do you ever feel discouraged when looking in the mirror at
the changes in your facial skin elasticity? We feel young and energetic, but
don't look the way we feel. If this scenario sounds familiar to you then we may
have just the answer for you!! Exciting news in the field of non-invasive
cosmetic procedures has just come to Beleza Plastic Surgery.
We are offering an effective, non-surgical procedure that
while not replacing facelift surgery, can be just the answer to a patient who
wants some improvement, but is not yet ready for surgery. That treatment is
Ultherapy. This treatment uses ultrasound to deliver a dermal level of focused
heat to just the right depth achieving a positive effect, while leaving the
skin's surface undisturbed. Your body's response to this energy is to stimulate
the growth of new collagen. A very gradual tightening and firming occurs,
resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical skin rejuvenation
procedure that uses ultrasound to see below the skin's surface in order to
specifically target the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors typically
address only in surgery. The ability to treat the underlying support very
precisely, from the inside out, helps to ensure both safe and satisfying
results, with no downtime. I am often asked, "Is it painful"? Yes, there can be
some discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and a
positive signal that the collagen-building process has begun. Because pain
thresholds vary from patient to patient, we will discuss options for making this
experience as pleasant as possible. Patients typically leave comfortable and
very excited about the benefits to come!
You may return to your normal activities immediately with no
special care being taken. You may be a bit flushed right after the treatment,
but this should disappear within a few hours. It is also not uncommon to
experience slight swelling for a few days following the treatment, with
tingling/tenderness to the touch for a few weeks after, as well. There can be
other, less common post procedural effects, such as small areas of temporary
bruising or numbness. None of these possible effects are intolerable, and most
often unnoticeable by anyone, but you.
Patients often are unsure of what to expect after their
first treatment. The full effect of the procedure will build gradually over the
course of 2-3 months. Some patients may even benefit from more than one
treatment. Some of the visible effects include a lifting and toning of sagging
skin, minimizing of pore size and an overall smoothness in skin texture. In the
FDA clinical trial, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable lifting of the
brow line. When this occurs, it opens the eye, giving a more youthful look to
the eyes. They also reported skin firming in other areas of the face and neck.
While all of this is happening on the outside, something is going on inside too.
The formation of new collagen is occurring, which can help to slow down the rate
of skin aging.
A good candidate for Ultherapy, is someone with skin that
has relaxed to the point of looking and feeling less firm. These patients often
have a lowered brow line or sagging eyelid, brow or upper neck skin, or facial
jowling. Keeping in mind that this is NOT a replacement for facelift surgery,
it is a good alternative for those who are not ready for surgery.
If you are unhappy with the way your face is aging, give us
a call to schedule your appointment to discuss ultherapy with us at Beleza
Plastic Surgery. We would love to help you feel better about yourself.
Reach Us At: (724) 759-7777
2605 Nicholson Rd, Suite 210
Sewickley, PA 15143
Fox Chapel Office:
1382 Old Freeport Road
First Floor, Back of Building
Pittsburgh, PA, 15238
99 W. Sunbury Rd, Suite 300
Butler, PA 16001
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Contact us at (724) 759-7777
Anna I. Wooten, M.D. - Board Certified
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
Pittsburgh, PA (Offices in Wexford, Fox
Chapel and Butler)