Which Areas Of The Body Can Be Treated With Ultherapy®?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Have you heard of Ultherapy? If you haven’t, you will. This nonsurgical alternative for lifting and tightening the skin for a younger appearance has everyone talking. Ultherapy is the latest FDA-approved cosmetic wonder that harnesses the power of ultrasound energy to tighten and lift skin on target areas such as the face, neck, and chest. Progressive plastic surgeons like Dr. Nana Mizuguchi in Louisville, KY, offer this innovative new treatment option to patients, and they love what they see!


Dr. Nana Mizuguchi is a dual board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon and founder of Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery. Dr. Mizuguchi offers several body contouring options to his patients in Louisville and the surrounding areas, including Ultherapy. Body contouring treatments are growing in popularity, especially if they don’t require surgery. Ultherapy is one of the latest modern treatments giving individuals amazing results. So how does Ultherapy work, which areas does it target, and who is an ideal candidate for treatment?


The Ultherapy tightening effect

Collagen is a protein found in the skin and connective tissues, which begins to decrease in production as individuals get older. It is the primary agent for making skin look tight and firm. Ultherapy uses pulsating energy to improve the signs of mild sagging and wrinkled skin by gently heating the skin and stimulating collagen production. Ultherapy brings collagen back to the skin in a regenerative process, which leads to the surface of the skin being lifted and tightened as it heals. The patented Ultherapy device delivers precisely the right amount of ultrasound energy to each targeted area. One treatment usually takes about 30 – 90 minutes, depending on the number of target areas, and requires no incisions or general anesthesia. If more than one treatment is recommended, your skin will need time to heal between sessions to promote the best results.

Which target areas can Ultherapy help?

Ultherapy helps tighten skin and improve the appearance of fine lines on the chin, brow, chest, and neck areas. This revolutionary, nonsurgical treatment can give patients tighter, firmer skin, and boost collagen production while requiring little to no downtime.

The ideal candidate for Ultherapy

As with any cosmetic procedure, whether invasive or nonsurgical, your skin needs to be assessed by a qualified expert like Dr. Mizuguchi. If you have good skin elasticity and some minor sun damage, you may benefit from nonsurgical help from Ultherapy. Women and men with mild to moderate loose skin or wrinkles around the face or neck and chest are likely to see improvement from this lifting treatment, and Ultherapy is safe for all skin types and tones. Generally, candidates with mild to moderate skin laxity have successful results with Ultherapy. Additional skin rejuvenating options like BOTOX® or fillers can be added to give patients an overall new look to their face and neck. 


Ultherapy results

During this straightforward procedure, patients will feel a slight heat sensation in the target areas as the Ultherapy device delivers the ultrasound energy. Your skin may be inflamed or pink afterward, but ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications will usually treat any side effects. You can go about your daily routine following the treatment, and women can even wear makeup immediately after. It is vital to remain patient with the results, as Ultherapy results take time and every patient’s body responds differently to the process. As the Ultherapy treatment increases collagen production, your skin will slowly start to become tighter and firmer over time. Some patients see full results in 3 – 6 months, while others may experience the amazing effects in 6 – 8 months. Though results are fairly long-lasting, it is important to remember that Ultherapy does not provide permanent results. Patients can maintain their new look by having Ultherapy again every 12 months.


Ultherapy offers a nonsurgical lift

Men and women in the Louisville area fighting the signs of aging are considering innovative new techniques like Ultherapy. This noninvasive skin-tightening treatment doesn’t involve lasers, needles, or surgery to get firmer, tighter skin. With the natural process of aging, collagen production decreases in our skin. Collagen is the main element that gives our skin elasticity and plumpness. Ultherapy can help bring collagen production back, and both men and women are jumping on board to try it.

No downtime or surgery makes Ultherapy an enticing way to treat those fine lines and saggy skin. Let Dr. Nana Mizuguchi help you restore those youthful qualities to your appearance without having to endure an invasive face or neck lift. If you are interested in Ultherapy, we invite you to contact Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY, to schedule a consultation today. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.