Ulthera® firms, tightens and lifts without surgery.
Ulthera is a safe, effective medical procedure which uses your body’s own regenerative response to rejuvenate tired collagen and supplement it with fresh, new collagen, leaving you with a natural, beautiful, subtly-lifted appearance so your skin appears to “fit better” and leaves you looking great!
Dr. Hubbell, a board-certified dermatologist and physician skin expert, will evaluate each prospective patient and recommend a customized treatment plan. Dr. Hubbell supervises, instructs and certifies appropriate ancillary staff utilizing the most advanced ultrasound energy-based tools and training in the latest techniques — all for your maximum results!
Ulthera® Strengthens and Regenerates Collagen
Over time the skin weakens causing fine lines and wrinkles on the top layers of the skin, which can be remedied through a variety of treatments including lasers, facial fillers and BOTOX. Simultaneously, a breakdown of collagen (which provides supporting structure to the skin) in the deeper layers results in stretching, sagging and a general shift downward. Ulthera actually helps your deep level tissue begin to reproduce collagen to tighten, firm and lift.
Because Ulthera delivers the right amount of energy at the right level, it stimulates the body’s healing and restorative properties with results typically seen after three months. It continues this collagen-building process with further improvements appearing up to six months following a procedure!
The Ulthera System is the first and only energy-based device for aesthetics cleared by the FDA with a non-invasive, non-surgical LIFT indication with the ability to treat the full face and neck and décolleté. We can perform this incredible procedure in Lafayette, LA.
- Targeted treatment areas
- Safe for most skin types
- No downtime
- Typically one treatment is long lasting for about one to two years or more
- Can be performed anytime during the year
- Typically patients need only one treatment
- Can be performed with presence of fillers
How does Ulthera® work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed on your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows the technician to carry out Dr. Hubbell’s plan of where the energy should be directed. The same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused energy at just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed.
Why is Collagen important?
There is much talk about rebuilding collagen to improve our appearance. Collagen is the protein latticework that provides structure and strength to the skin and to the deep supportive connective tissue below the skin. As we age, the collagen in our body becomes prone to the effects of gravity and weakens causing fine lines and wrinkles on the top layers of the skin and sagging in the deeper layers.
Who is a good Candidate for Ulthera®?
Dr. Hubbell will evaluate each prospective patient and recommend a customized treatment plan. Generally, a good candidate for Ulthera® is someone with skin that has relaxed to the point of looking and feeling less firm than desired.
Is there any downtime?
You are able to return to your normal activities quickly, and there are no special measures you need to take other than keeping the treated area cool with ice the rest of the day. Your skin may appear a bit flushed or slightly swollen immediately after treatment, but any redness typically disappears in a matter of hours.
Is Ulthera® Safe?
In the past 24 years, Dr. Hubbell has successfully treated thousands of aesthetic patients. He supervises and certifies appropriate ancillary staff utilizing the most advanced ultrasound energy based tools and training in the latest techniques. As with any medical procedure, the safety and outcome are dependent upon the experience and the credentials of the physician providing the treatment. Ultrasound energy has been used in the field of medicine for more than 50 years, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application.
Can Ulthera® be used if a patient has had cosmetic injections or other cosmetic procedures?
Because the treatment affects the deep layers of tissue, it is complementary to (and compatible with) other cosmetic procedures addressing more superficial issues. It may also be used as the skin continues to age following surgery or to take plastic surgery results to a higher level.
How does Ulthera® compare to a facelift?
The age-defying facelift, which surgically removes excess tissue and lifts sagging skin in the lower part of the face, is one way to try to stem the tides of time. While facelifts have improved in recent years, surgery is by far the most expensive option, with the most risk and downtime. Other non-surgical procedures are typically needed to achieve natural and desirable results. The facelift procedure has fallen in popularity to the 20th most popular cosmetic procedure because of, and paving the way for, even more non-surgical alternatives for altering the aging face.