If your skin is not as tight as you'd like, Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery can help to improve its laxity with Ultherapy, a noninvasive intervention for loose facial, neck, and décolletage skin. With approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ultherapy can improve the firmness of your skin in a short treatment. Ultherapy uses high-intensity ultrasound waves to heat tissue in areas where firmness is desired. Also referred to as "HIFU," it can be used to increase the flow of blood or lymph through a number of mechanisms. After your treatment session, as your skin begins to heal itself, your body produces more collagen to assist in repairing the skin. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi is proud to offer Ultherapy to Louisville, KY women and men. This procedure can be performed in combination with other nonsurgical skin procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing or an injectable to leave the skin looking softer and younger.
Women and men can both benefit from treatments with Ultherapy. If you are noticing that your facial skin has become looser with mild to moderate lines and wrinkles (near the mouth, eyes, and brow), or you notice a slight droop in the jowls, you may be a good candidate for Ultherapy. If you have more severe sagging or deeper lines and wrinkles, a cosmetic facial surgery, such as a facelift, may be a more suitable choice for you. During the consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi will assess the health of your skin and discuss the areas of aesthetic concern. A treatment plan will be created to produce a tighter, younger look.
When you get to our Louisville, KY office, you will be asked to relax in our minor procedures room where a team member will prepare your treatment area, which may include the application of a numbing cream. For the treatment, a handheld device that focuses energy from ultrasound waves will glide over your skin. During an Ultherapy session, patients typically do not feel discomfort. It is common to feel heat during the treatment as the ultrasound waves do their job. Depending on the number of areas you are having treated, your sessions may last about 30 – 90 minutes. It is very common for your skin to be mildly pink and irritated. You can use cold packs and take an over-the-counter pain medication to treat the pain and inflammation. You may apply makeup after your treatment and continue your normal day.
What to Expect
Ultherapy doesn't show results immediately. However, most patients begin to feel and notice their skin slowly tightening and becoming smoother over time. After each treatment session (if more than one is needed), you will need time for your skin to adjust and heal after each Ultherapy treatment. With the increase in collagen, your skin will firm in about 3 – 6 months and will continue to improve over time.
Plan Your Procedure
Frequently Asked Questions
How much Ultherapy cost?
The cost of your Ultherapy treatment will rely on your unique needs and the number of areas being addressed. During your first visit, we will discuss the recommended number of treatments and your estimated costs. Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery accepts many forms of payment and can help you find low-interest medical financing.
What areas does Ultherapy treat?
Ultherapy can treat a variety of areas, including the chest, neck, and face. Ultherapy is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment to address loose skin for a tighter, younger-looking appearance. Ultherapy is great to either reduce signs of aging in your skin or prevent the development of problems, like lines and wrinkles.
Who should get Ultherapy?
Anyone who wants healthier skin, including a better tone, can benefit from Ultherapy. The results will be gradual, but the quality of improvement is significant as the healing starts within the skin. It is an ideal treatment for those who still have a good skin tone but are beginning to see signs of skin laxity. Most commonly, those who are between the ages of 30 – 40 seek this treatment to slow down aging effects.
Will I see results from Ultherapy right away?
Immediate improvement will not be readily seen right after your first Ultherapy treatment. Optimal results become more noticeable after a few months. Typically, most patients opt to have a repeat treatment around 12 months after their initial session.
Do I need multiple Ultherapy treatments?
The number of sessions needed depends on your skin condition and aesthetic goals. Generally, most patients who still have a good skin tone can have significant results with a single treatment. For those who show more symptoms of aging, several treatments may be needed to produce the desired result.
Age Gracefully with Ultherapy
Treat yourself to Ultherapy at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery so that the skin on your chest, face, chin, and neck can be firmer without surgery. Our ultrasound process that is approved by the FDA will tighten your skin with no downtime. We would love to discuss the benefits of Ultherapy with you in a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi in our Louisville, KY office. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.
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