As years go by, the skin will slowly lose its youthful elasticity. Collagen and fat supplies naturally diminish, leaving behind tissues that are lax, sagging, and wrinkled. The resulting fine lines and deep creases are exacerbated by weight fluctuations, smoking, sun damage, and genetic disposition. With these dramatic changes, even the most expensive creams and serums cannot restore a youthful appearance. Although a facelift can provide significant improvements, not everyone is ready to commit to the expense or recovery time associated with a surgical procedure. Fortunately, The Naderi Center has an innovative way to restore a youthful, more refreshed appearance without surgery: Ulthera®.
Ulthera®has been approved by the FDA to smooth fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and décolletage. The treatment safely focuses ultrasound energy deep into the lower layers of the skin. The warmth will then stimulate the production of collage, a building block of smooth, firm skin. After an Ulthera® treatment, as the collagen stores are rebuilt, the tissues are plumped and lifted, providing a more youthful appearance. The skin will become noticeably firmer and tighter.
Expected Results after Ulthera®
- Ease lines around the mouth
- Smooth deep creases around the eyes
- Reduce jowls
- Decrease laxity along the jawline
- Tighten skin under the chin
- Lift tissue on the neck and décolletage
Ideals Candidates For Ulthera®
Good Candidates for Ultherapy®
- Have developed skin and tissue laxity, looseness or sagging and wrinkles but want to hold off on definitive surgical correction.
- Men and women in their late 30’s or early 40’s who want to purse non-invasive techniques for anti-aging
- Have realistic expectation and understand that Ulthera does not give surgical results but it can improve aging changes
Ulthera®is an innovative, noninvasive technique created to lift and tighten dull, lax skin. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective method for smoothing the skin, Ulthera® holds little chance for complications. The first and only treatment of its kind, Ulthera uses ultrasound technology to address targeted areas, raising and plumping the skin to improve the appearance.
At The Naderi Center, each Ulthera® session is performed in a private, comfortable treatment room. Depending on the treatment area, Ulthera® normally can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to perform. Once the targeted treatment area has been determined, the provider will gently pass the Ulthera® hand piece directly over the skin. A concentrated beam of light energy will gently warm the lower layers of tissue. The focused energy boosts the body’s production of collagen in a process known as neocollagenesis. No anesthesia is needed; most patients report mild discomfort during treatment.
Ulthera® is a no downtime procedure, meaning patients are back to their normal routine immediately. The gentle ultrasound heat targets underlying tissues, kick-starting the body’s production of collagen. Over the months to come, the results from Ulthera will continue to improve. Using the body’s own collagen-building process, this one-of-a-kind technique reduces the tell-tale signs of early aging to provide long-lasting, unmatched results.
Cost of Ultherapy®
|Ulthera® (Upper Face)||$1900|
|Ulthera® (Lower Face)||$3000|
|Ulthera® (Full Face – no neck)||$4000|
|Ulthera® (Full Face and Full Neck)||$5000|
|Ulthera® (Full Neck)||$2000|
|Ulthera® (Peri-Oral)||$750 per treatment|
(Recommended in series of 3 for $1900)
Preparation for Ulthera®
Recovery after Ulthera®
Patients may see mild improvement immediately after an Ulthera® session. However, most of the results will take several months to appear. Over the following several weeks, as the body’s collagen supply is revamped, tighter and smoother skin can be seen. Gradually, tissue elasticity will improve and the skin will become firmer. Full benefits of an Ulthera session normally take two to three months to be seen.
Generally, only one Ulthera® session is needed a year. However, depending on the patient’s skin laxity and desired results, more than one treatment may be recommended. The benefits of Ulthera® can last for up to a full year or longer. As everyone’s skin ages differently, touch-ups sessions may be required periodically to ensure optimal improvements.
No downtime is required after an Ulthera® session. Patients are back to their usual activities the same afternoon, including work and exercise. Immediately after the procedure, the treatment area may appear flushed or red, however this discoloration will quickly disappear.
Safety, Risks and Potential Complications after Ulthera®
Side-effects of Ulthera® are mild but can include swelling, tingling, and tenderness. Bruising is not uncommon. In some cases, temporary numbness may occur, but this will resolve on its own. As Ulthera® does not involve any incisions or sutures, there is little chance for more serious complications such as infection or scarring to occur.
Ulthera® Experts at The Naderi Center
The ideal Ulthera® candidate will be someone in generally good health, who is experiencing a mild to moderate loss of skin elasticity. Potential patients should fully understand the Ulthera® process and hold reasonable expectations for their results. The treatment can be safely performed on patients at almost any age, and of all skin types or ethnicities. While Ulthera® is an excellent option for most patients, those with severe tissue laxity may not get optimal benefits from the procedure. As Ulthera® encourages the production of collagen to plump the skin, some degree of existing tissue elasticity is necessary.
Prior to scheduling an Ulthera® session at The Naderi Center, a consultation will be with one our physician providers to see whether ulthera® is in your best interest. At this time, surgeons will perform a an examination, as well as review your medical history. After an in-depth discuss about the Ulthera® process and your aesthetic goals, it will be determined if this this technique is right for your individual situation.
At The Naderi Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology we take a comprehensive approach to anti-aging which may include a medical grade skin care regimen, Botox, Fillers, Light Chemical peels, and Ulthera. While Hollywood celebrities in Southern California get Ulthera® treatments up to 3 times per year, the cost becomes prohibitive and we recommend Ulthera® to be repeated every other year or every 3rd year to help keep the skin tight and prevent or delay more drastic surgery down the line. Anti-aging is complex but the experts at The Naderi Center can guide you through the best option for your unique anatomy.
I went in for a consultation for the slightly sagging jowls that have been bothering me for quite some time. Ava, The Naderi Center's laser technician/specialist suggested Ultherapy (which I anticipated would be the route taken). I had many details questions (I'm an engineer) that Ava answered and that put me at ease. The procedure itself wasn't that comfortable (in fact it was quite painful in certain areas); however, I believe the blame lies largely on myself as I didn't take the prescribed painkiller until after I arrived at The Naderi Center. Ava is top-notch and really knows her lasers. It has been over four months and I have noticed significant improvement; it has really boosted my confidence. I have had a number of laser procedures and hers by far have provided me with the best experiences. Also, I have had a number of other procedures with their specialists and have been quite impressed with the results of all of them. I would recommend (and have a number of times over the years) The Naderi Center to anyone looking for laser procedures, as well as Rhinoplasty, body sculpting, skin care, fillers and other injectables like Botox. Thanks Ava, Dr. Naderi, Dr. Anderson, Dr. Kulak, and staff!
Schedule your Ulthera® Consultation
To get more information on the Ulthera® procedure, as well as any of the other surgical or noninvasive technique performed at The Naderi Center, fill out our online Contact Us form. For patient convenience, consultations can be performed in either the Reston, Virginia or Chevy Chase, Maryland location. Schedule your one-on-one Ulthera consultation appointment in Reston by calling 703-481-0002 or in Chevy Chase at 301-222-2020. If you are traveling from outside of the northern Virginia area, online consultation appointments are available.