Ultherapy is a state of the art, non-invasive, FDA approved procedure to lift your brow, lift your cheek, and a necklift. This advanced technology targets the deep layers of tissue normally adjusted during a facelift or neck lift, heating them with the system’s sound waves and stimulating the production of collagen to achieve a lifted, more youthful appearance of the skin and face. Ultherapy treats sagging skin of the brows, eyes, cheeks and neck while leaving the surface of the skin intact.
Ultherapy takes just 30 to 90 minutes to perform in the Dr. Leffel’s office, and involves no downtime, and you can get back to work immediately. Our patients are thrilled with the results Ultherapy produces.
How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months. The procedure takes only about an hour for most patients, and there is no downtime.
It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows Dr. Leffel to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
Does it hurt?
A recent software upgrade called “Ultherapy Amplify” now affords a more comfortable
procedure. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients now report that the procedure is quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr Leffel take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible and
patients tell us they leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.
How long does it last?
Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments in Dr. Leffel’s office in Bend , Oregon can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin signals a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, physically or financially. There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
What about treating anatomical regions other than the face?
Currently, Ultherapy is a treatment for the face and neck with a specific clinical indication for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow.
What does collagen do? How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen?
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 uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal affect under the skin. The thermal affect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
Can men have it done?
Yes! Men are excellent candidates for Ultherapy, we treat many men who benefit from it and improve their appearance. Men enjoy the no time, no recovery, and avoiding scars.