Many of the first signs of aging appear in the face and neck. With time, the skin of the brow, cheeks, jaw line and neck begins to sag, making us appear older, tired or worn out. If you are just beginning to show these signs of age, you may not yet feel ready for a surgical facelift. Fortunately, you do have an alternative.
The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach, VA, is proud to be the first in the greater Hampton Roads to offer Ulthera, an innovative, no-incision facelifting technique recently seen on Dr. Oz, The View, The Doctors and Rachel Ray. This non-surgical treatment uses ultrasound energy to lift and tone loose skin with minimal to no downtime. While other non-surgical procedures treat just the surface of the skin, Ultherapy™ addresses the deep foundation below the skin, just as with cosmetic surgery but without disturbing the skin’s surface. Without any incisions, Ulthera activates the body’s collagen rebuilding process, allowing your skin to gradually shift back to a more youthful position after just one or two treatments.
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Benefits of Ultherapy™
What is Ultherapy™?
Ulthera is a no-incision, non-surgical facelifting technique which uses ultrasound energy to lift and tone loose skin.
What can Ultherapy™ improve?
Ulthera can improve many of the early signs of aging including sagging of the brow, cheeks, jaw line and neck. It is also ideal for individuals who have previously had a facelift and are looking to refresh their appearance.
Where will my Ultherapy™ procedure be performed?
Ulthera is performed in the office setting.
Is there much pain associated with Ultherapy™?
There is little pain associated with Ulthera treatment. In fact, the procedure is often performed without anesthesia, though patients may be given a local anesthetic if they so choose.
What about anesthesia?
Ultherapy™ may be performed without anesthesia or with local anesthesia.
Are there incisions?
Ulthera is completely incision-less and does not disturb the skin’s surface.
How long will my Ultherapy™ treatment take?
Ulthera typically takes an hour or less to complete.
How many Ultherapy™ treatments will I need?
Many patients achieve their desired result with just one treatment while other patients may benefit from additional treatment.
How long will I need to be out of work?
After your Ulthera treatment, work and most other normal activities can usually be resumed the same or next day.