Ulthera™ Receives First-Ever FDA Clearance to use Ultrasound Technology for Facial Aesthetic Improvement- the non invasive brow lift and skin tightening device we have all been waiting for…..
The newly released Ulthera™ device delivers non-invasive skin tightening and brow lifts that may yield surgery-like results without having to endure surgery. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. On September 16, 2009, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave its nod to Ulthera™, a device that uses Ultrasound energy to provide a refreshed look around the eyes and tighter skin on the face in one easy treatment, without the need for downtime.
Ulthera™ eyebrow lifts are just the tip of the cosmetic iceberg. Ulthera™ technology is now being used to tighten and firm sagging skin in the mid and lower face, as well as other areas of the body outside of the U.S.
Here’s what you need to know now about Ulthera™.
Ulthera™ is revolutionary
According to Mitchell Chasin, MD, Medical Director of Reflections center for skin and body™, Livingston and Bridgewater, New Jersey, “Ulthera represents a unique approach to skin rejuvenation and is poised to revolutionize the Aesthetics industry. It’s not a laser or light-based procedure. Instead, Ulthera uses ultrasonic sound waves to zero in on its target beneath the skin’s surface. The sound waves stimulate collagen growth, leading to lifting and tightening of the skin and a brow lift we have been unable to obtain without surgery”.
Ultrasound is a well-understood and effective modality that has been used for many years in other fields of medicine, from obstetrics to physical therapy, from gastroenterology to orthopedics. Finally, it has arrived in the field of Cosmetic Medicine!
Ulthera™ goes deep
Dr. Chasin explains, “using ultrasound, we are not only able to deliver energy safely into the deepest layers of the skin where it is most effective, we can for the first time visualize the exact areas where we are treating (DeepSEE™ technology). The process results in lifting and tightening of the skin, from the inside out”.
There is virtually no downtime with Ulthera™
Ulthera™ goes deep, bypassing the upper skin layers during treatment, so other than some mild redness for the first half of an hour after treatment, there is no tell tale signs you’ve been treated. You can head back home or to the office without anyone being the wiser.
Ulthera™ is color-blind
Often times, people with darker skin types can’t use skin tightening lasers
due to risks of scarring and skin discoloration. Ulthera uses ultrasound technology that can be used on all types of skin complexions from the fairest to the darkest.
A comfortable treatment
Using carefully selected forms of topical anesthesia, the treatment will be comfortable. Dr. Chasin recommends that patients choose a doctor for their Ulthera™ procedure who has experience using advanced lasers such as Fraxel re:pair™, Portrait plasma™ or Thermage™ and has dedicated their practice only to Cosmetic Medicine. The same principles of delivering a safe and well-tolerated treatment apply here.
Ulthera’s results appear gradually, yet predictably
The sound waves trigger a natural healing process, which results in new collagen synthesis and progressive firming, tightening and lifting of your skin. You’ll see the results continue to improve for up to six months. If you want additional correction, Ulthera™ therapy can be repeated after the initial six-month period. And then, a once yearly maintenance treatment with Ulthera will do the trick.
This is an exciting development in facial rejuvenation, one that physicians in the know have spent the last few years waiting for. Now that it is finally FDA approved, expect to hear quite a bit about Ulthera™ and Ultherapy™ in the coming weeks and months. It might just be a game-changer.