Today, invasive procedures are no longer the primary method to produce effective results in firming and tightening the skin. Ultherapy® is a non-invasive treatment that provides younger-looking skin to patients in and around Canton, Cleveland and Akron. As an expert in his field, Dr. Steven Carp will perform this procedure at the Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center in Green and Beachwood, Ohio.
What Is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is unique since it utilizes ultrasound equipment to transmit energy into the skin’s deepest layers. The process stimulates the collagen production of the body. As we grow older, collagen production decreases naturally, which leads to wrinkles, loss of volume and sagging skin in various areas of the body. Ultherapy® removes years from a person’s appearance without the need for surgery or a lengthy recovery period. You’ll look like yourself, only younger and more vibrant.
Here are just a few of the benefits Ultherapy® provides our Canton and Akron patients:
- A non-invasive procedure that requires no anesthesia
- Ideal for all neck and facial areas
- Immediate visible results
- No downtime required
Ultherapy® as a Preventative Measure
A number of our patients choose Ultherapy® to prevent fine lines and wrinkles before they appear. In our 30s, the collagen production in the body begins to slow, yet visible proof of this may take a certain amount of time to appear on the outer layer of the skin. Ultherapy® will encourage the body to produce collagen as it begins to diminish, which slows the process of aging and delays the onset of wrinkles and sagging skin.
How Many Ultherapy® Treatments Will I Need?
Patients will see an improvement in their skin after just one Ultherapy® session. This improvement will continue to be visible throughout the following months and reach its maximum potential at approximately six months after the single session. While certain patients need just one session, others will require two or three treatments. Patients also may ask us to perform a touch-up treatment in the future if they notice they are producing less collagen once again.
How Is Ultherapy® Performed?
The patient’s skin will be cleansed prior to the treatment. Dr. Carp will then mark the areas that he will target with the treatment. Once this is done, a special gel will be applied to the marked areas. Dr. Carp then performs the laser lift with the help of a special instrument that transmits ultrasonic waves to the pertinent areas of the skin. The instrument transmits the waves into the deepest layers of the patient’s skin, where they start to tone and tighten the skin almost instantaneously. A session only takes about 60 to 90 minutes.
Recovery From Ultherapy®
Since Ultherapy® is a non-surgical treatment, there is no downtime for patients. You will be able to resume your regular activities right after the procedure. The skin will be a bit sensitive to the sun for about three days after the procedure, so you should be extra cautious when outdoors. Patients will receive relief from the discomfort or swelling that they may experience by taking over-the-counter medication.
When Will Results Be Noticed From Ultherapy®?
Even though patients notice certain benefits immediately, their skin continues to firm up over the next two or three months with maximum results at six months.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy®?
Most people who fare well from this laser lift have only moderately sagging skin and do not wish to undergo a traditional facelift. Other patients may select to undergo our treatment to prepare for a special event such as a wedding since it offers gradual, natural-looking benefits over time.
Who Should Not Undergo Ultherapy®?
If you have a skin infection, you’ll need to wait for your skin to heal completely before they undergo Ultherapy®. In addition, those who suffer from a circulatory disorder or an autoimmune deficiency must consult with Dr. Carp ahead of time to learn if they are viable candidates. Dr. Carp should be consulted before Ultherapy® is combined with other cosmetic treatments.
Once a patient undergoes Ultherapy®, other people will notice their new appearance, but will not be able to tell that it was accomplished through this treatment. The fact that it provides such natural looking results is one of the things that make Ultherapy® the right choice for our patients.
What Is the Cost of Ultherapy®?
Since most insurance companies consider Ultherapy® as an elective procedure, they will not cover the cost of it. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center provides financing options to make Ultherapy® accessible and affordable for all patients. In addition, we accept major credit cards, personal checks and cash for payment.
Attaining youthful-looking skin today is easier than ever before with the help of Ultherapy®. Dr. Carp encourages people in the Akron, Cleveland and Canton areas to contact his offices in Green or Beachwood, OH, to schedule an initial visit to learn if this treatment is right for them.