Radiance is Proud to Offer Ultherapy®
Ultherapy® 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 décolletage.
Ultherapy® Ultrasound is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Ultherapy® 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.
For more information or to schedule your free consultation please call Radiance Skin Therapy in Madison, WI – 608-240-0088.
Ultherapy® is All-The-Buzz!
Watch Radiance owner, Anne Pientka, discuss Ultherapy® on the CW talk show, Girl Talk!
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.
FAQs About Ultherapy
While Ultherapy® is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either 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. Ultherapy® 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 affect under the skin. The thermal effect essentially jump starts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
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 does it 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 $1000 and $5000, depending upon the areas being treated.
Is Ultherapy® safe?
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and over 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 does it take?
The majority of patients will only need one 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 the 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 signals a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their thirties 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 decolletage with a specific clinical indication for lifting the skin on the neck, chin, brow and decolletage. Ultherapy® can also be used around the eyes to smooth out crow’s feet and around the mouth for lip lines. Ultherapy® is also used off label for other areas of the body including and not limited to; buttocks, knees, arms, and underarms for hyperhidrosis.
Can men have the Ultherapy® procedure?
Yes! Both women and men globally are receiving Ultherapy®.