Fort Myers Office
13470 Parker Commons Boulevard #101
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Bonita Springs Office
23451 Walden Center Drive #400
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
1009 Crosspointe Drive #1
Naples, FL 34110
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
What is Ultherapy?
The Ulthera® System provides a non-surgical option for lower face and neck lifting. The Ultherapy procedure, a completely new category of treatment, signals a sea change in medical aesthetics. The Ulthera System affords a degree of control and consistency not seen to date with other tissue tightening devices. The Ulthera System’s DeepSEE® ultrasound energy is used to first see the layers of targeted soft tissue and then treat at a prescribed depth — with unprecedented precision.
How Ultherapy Works
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows your practitioner to plan where to send the energy. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat at just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
Ultherapy at our Naples, FL-area practice requires very little downtime. You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours.
Can Ultherapy replace a facelift?
Ultherapy is an “uplift,” not a face lift. While it is not a replacement for surgery, it is a viable option for those not ready for a facelift or those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
You may also want to discuss other options, such as Silhouette InstaLift™, if you want a subtle lift without surgery.
How is Ultherapy different from lasers?
Lasers typically address issues in the superficial layers of the skin (fine lines, wrinkles, or pigment changes). Ultherapy addresses the deep skin layer and the foundational layer targeted in cosmetic surgery that lift and lend support to the skin. Therefore, the 2 technologies are quite complementary!
Is there any downtime?
Ultherapy is an entirely non-invasive procedure and as such, there is no downtime. You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has “relaxed” 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. Typically, those in their 30s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates. If you’re concerned about a double chin and your skin retains its elasticity, Dr. Flaharty may recommend KYBELLA™ injections, which reduce fat under the chin. CoolSculpting® is a noninvasive fat reduction treatment for double chins if you don’t need to tighten the skin.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, it can benefit those who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery mentally, financially, or logistically. 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 who can benefit from this procedure.
Will I need more than one treatment?
The majority of patients need only one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one, depending on how much laxity they have and their biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process.
See the results for yourself with our real patient before-and-after photos.View Photo Gallery