A Non-Invasive Lift.  Results You’ll Notice

In early stages of aging,  non-surgical options like Ultherapy may be a great alternative. Ultherapy is completely non-invasive and requires  no downtime.

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How Does Ultherapy Work?

The pioneering ultrasound technology, Ultherapy is an advanced aesthetic technology that utilizes ultrasound waves to  lift the skin of the face and neck. The procedure generates heat in the SMAS (a layer of muscle and connective tissue in the face) and platysma (the muscle where 'neck banding' occurs) as well as the deep surface of the skin.

This heat creates a lifting effect by stimulating neocollagenesis, or collagen regeneration that leaves the patient with a youthful, refreshed look. Most patients require one or occasionally  two treatments for noticeable results. Maintenance, and restoration that is all your own. 

What To Expect During An Ultherapy Session

A convenient, in-office procedure, Ultherapy is an exam room, energy based treatment that  is completely non-surgical. An applicator is placed on the target area that serves two purposes: it allows the practitioner to visualize the target area underneath the skin, and it also emits concentrated pulses of ultrasound energy, which are transmitted to  the desired areas. 

Ultherapy is among the very few devices that are FDA cleared for the specific indications of skin lifting in the face, neck and decolletage.  During the treatment heat and a strong prickling sensation is experienced.  Various strategies are used to minimize discomfort during the treatment.  At the conclusion of the treatment, there is mild flushing which clears typically within an  hour.  Normal activities can be resumed immediately. 

Is Ultherapy A Solution For Me?

While there is no current procedure that produces anything like the same degree of correction as a facelift, Ultherapy is effective for patients who have good skin quality and  mild  skin laxity. Patients who have already undergone a facelift and need a small amount of relifting several years later or in an isolated area can also see results with Ultherapy.

Ultherapy is wonderful for those who are interested in 'prejuvenation', or taking steps to prevent sagging and skin laxity before it becomes very noticeable. Many people opt for annual Ultherapy treatments starting in their thirties to delay significant sagging and laxity as they age.

Results You’ll Love 

There is no downtime associated with Ultherapy. Ultherapy initiates collagen production immediately, though results are gradual and become apparent between 3-6 months later. An elegantly subtle metamorphosis, patients love the natural transformation that reveals itself over time.  

Some patients, despite appearing to be good candidates, are non-responders to this treatment.  This cannot be predicted in advance. In those cases, Dr. Bass works with them to find an alternate skin tightening method as part of their larger care plan.

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Dr. Bass, An Authority On Non-Invasive Solutions

Some surgeons study technology.  Others pioneer it.  For decades,  Dr. Bass has been deeply involved in the research and advancement of minimally or non-invasive cosmetic procedures and is a widely recognized authority. He was one of the inaugural practices to receive the Ultherapy technology and consult on how it could be used to best advantage.  Non-surgical tightening is an important part of the care plans Dr. Bass devises for his patients, just one of many tools that helps them maintain a young, fresh-faced look. Contact Bass Plastic Surgery today for a consultation.

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