Are you looking for a non-invasive treatment for a double chin? Pockets of fat found under the chin are notoriously unresponsive to changes in diet and exercise. At the same time, it may not be necessary to take drastic steps to treat such a small area. Small areas of fat like this are great targets for an Ultherapy treatment.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes safe ultrasound energy to gently lift skin on places like the chin, neck, cheeks, and jowls. The treatment harnesses your body’s own regenerative abilities without needing lasers, injections, or surgery. Instead, the treatment completely bypasses the surface of your skin to transmit the correct amount of ultrasound energy that is needed to stimulate the production of new collagen for a skin tightening effect.
What Should I Expect at My Appointment?
Once we have cleaned your skin in the treatment zone and located specific treatment areas, we will apply a special gel to your skin, along with the ultrasound applicator. We will then use the imaging abilities of the equipment to look within skin to decide upon the correct placement of treatment energy. We then deliver this energy under the surface of your skin without the need for surgical invasion or injections.
The length of time it takes to complete your procedure depends upon the size of the treatment area and your individual treatment plan. A chin treatment should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. No downtime is necessary after your Ultherapy procedure. You should be able to resume your normal activities immediately with no special restrictions needed. Skin in the treatment area may appear somewhat flushed, but this should fade within hours.
How Long Does the Procedure Take to Take Effect?
Some people will notice an initial result immediately after their treatment, but it normally takes about three months to notice the effect of the new collagen that has gone to work to tighten and lift skin under your chin. Although Ultherapy does not deliver the same results as a facelift, it is a proven alternative for those who do not require a surgical procedure or would like to postpone surgery.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?
If you have a stubborn pocket of fat under your chin, commonly known as a double chin, or have slightly sagging skin, you may make a good candidate for this treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you need some skin tightening around your chin, or are dealing with a double chin, please reach out and make an appointment with the office of James B. DeStephens, MD. At our convenient location in Gainesville, our friendly and experienced staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about Ultherapy. Contact us today to set up your consultation!