Use Sound Waves to Tighten Lax Skin in Madison, WI
Ultherapy® at Madison’s Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy® uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift the skin on the eyebrow, under the chin, and on the neck, while smoothing lines and wrinkles on the decolletage.
Ultherapy® Ultrasound is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. It is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows our clinicians to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial.
Ultherapy® Is All the Buzz!
Ultherapy® has also been featured on national TV shows such as Rachael Ray and The Doctors. Plus, big name beauty editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire cannot stop talking about this non-surgical lifting procedure.
While Ultherapy® is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery—whether mentally, physically, or financially. 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 for a youthful appearance with minimal downtime or discomfort.
Can Ultherapy® Replace a Facelift?
Ultherapy® treats the deepest foundation layer of skin addressed in cosmetic surgery, but will not duplicate the results of a facelift. The treatment is a great alternative, however, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effect of cosmetic surgery.
What Does Collagen Do? How Does Ultherapy® Stimulate the Creation of Collagen?
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy® uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal/heating effect under the skin. The thermal effect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
Meet The Radiance Team
Anne Pientka, RN,BSN
Anne Pientka (formerly Anne Hill), the founder of Radiance, is an RN with a bachelor of science in nursing. Anne also holds the distinction of being one of only 200 Certified Aesthetic Nurses in the United States. She has over ten years of experience as a professional aesthetic provider.
Meet The Radiance Team
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Does It Hurt?
While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients report the procedure as quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is actually a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. We take measures to make certain that the experience is as pleasant as possible, and pain-relief options and techniques will be discussed at your required consultation.
How Long Do Results Last?
Patients treated with Ultherapy® still have fresh, young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin does continues to age. Maintenance treatments every one to three years can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
Are There Any Side Effects?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have swelling, tingling, numbness, or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
How Much Does it Cost?
Patients can expect to pay between $1,000 and $5,000, depending upon the areas being treated.
Is Ultherapy® Safe?
Ultherapy® has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and more than 100,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
The majority of patients will only need one Ultherapy® treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment, depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process.
Who is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is for someone with skin that has some degree of laxity, 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. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin signal that a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their 30s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.
What About Treating Anatomical Regions Other Than the Face?
Currently, Ultherapy® is a treatment for the face, neck, and chest, with a specific clinical indication for lifting the skin on the neck, chin, brow, and decolletage. It can also be used around the eyes to smooth out crow’s feet and around the mouth for lip lines. The treatment is also used off label for other areas of the body, including but not limited to buttocks, knees, arms, and underarms for hyperhidrosis.
Can Men Have the Procedure?
Yes! Both women and men globally are receiving Ultherapy®.