You’ve may have seen women on TV or even know friends who have had a facelift. While their results do look amazing, you may not be ready to go through what it takes to get those results. It’s no secret that aging can cause sagging or drooping skin on different areas of the face and the body. At the office of Dr. James DeStephens in Gainesville, FL, we offer Ultherapy as a way to address and correct such issues without the need for surgery.
How Painful Is Ultherapy?
We’re all human. We want all of the reward and none of the risk, which is why our first question regarding any beauty treatment is always, “How painful is it?” The good news is, Ultherapy is not a painful treatment. When the device performs its collagen-stimulating work, you may feel a warm sensation as the heat from the ultrasound energy reaches deep into the layers of the skin.
However, even though this sensation is not painful, we will do everything we can to keep you as comfortable as possible during your treatment. We will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area before beginning the session to ensure that you are comfortable and have the best experience while you are under our care. With this numbing cream, this treatment is 100% painless. You will be able to enjoy your session and let us take care of the rest.
What Is Ultherapy?
This treatment is the closest thing you can get to a facelift without actually undergoing a surgical procedure. While it won’t replicate the effects of a facelift, it will give you the next best thing. It is an FDA-approved treatment that addresses, corrects, and tightens sagging and drooping skin on the face, neck, and chest in a way that rivals any other non-invasive treatment available in the beauty world today.
How Does It Work?
This treatment relies on ultrasound technology, which you may have only heard in reference to pregnancy. Ultrasounds aren’t just for pregnancy but can be used as a way to improve your appearance. It uses the energy in ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen in the deepest levels of the skin as an effective way to treat the signs of aging. The digital screen allows the provider to see the layers of your skin for accuracy and precision during treatment.
What Areas Does It Treat?
Many patients choose this treatment to address the signs of aging on their face, but that’s not all that it is capable of. Ultherapy is a versatile treatment that improves drooping and sagging skin on the face and the body, including some areas you may have not even thought were possible to treat and correct. The most common treatment areas include the:
- Chin and jawline
What Happens During Treatment?
During your treatment, your provider will apply a topical numbing cream before you begin treatment to keep you as comfortable as possible once the session starts. He will then begin the Ultherapy treatment, paying close attention to the digital screen which will give a clear image of the layers of your skin that need correction.
How Many Treatments Do I Need To Get Results?
After you have undergone the necessary number of treatments to reach your aesthetic goals, we recommend at least one touch-up appointment each year to maintain those results. Doing so will ensure that you keep your skin lifted and tight. It will help you continue your fight against the aging process and combat sagging and drooping skin.
When Will I See Results?
Collagen production takes time. This treatment is non-invasive and relies on the body for results. Once stimulated, collagen production will continue to increase and improve your problem areas. While results do vary, most patients begin to notice the effects of increased collagen production within two to three months of treatment. Results typically continue to improve for up to six months post-treatment.
What Are the Benefits?
Ultherapy provides patients with many different benefits. It is a versatile treatment that can improve the appearance of aging, sagging skin in many areas of the body. It is not just for the face, nor is it just for the body. If you have multiple areas of your face or body that have begun to exhibit the signs of aging such as drooping, sagging skin, this treatment will tighten those areas and help you look and feel younger.
You may not be ready for cosmetic surgery, and that’s completely ok. The good news is that there is nothing invasive about this treatment. It does not require any surgical incisions or stitches, and it won’t send you into a lengthy recovery period when it’s over. This is one of the best ways to address and correct the signs of aging without having to commit to surgery.
There’s No Downtime
Unlike a surgical lift, you won’t have to plan around any downtime. You can drive yourself to and from your appointment, you won’t need any anesthesia, and you won’t have to plan around a recovery period. You won’t have to take time off work but instead, you can schedule your appointments as needed. You can carry on with your normal daily activities immediately following your appointment because these treatments won’t interrupt your day.
This treatment relies on the healing powers within the body for results. It doesn’t use harsh chemicals or unsafe methods. As the aging process occurs, collagen, which is responsible for keeping the skin tight and supple, begins to decrease production, but it doesn’t have to. The body just needs a little push to start producing more collagen and that’s exactly what this treatment does.
It Helps Both Men and Women
The benefit of this treatment is that it helps both men and women alike treat the signs of aging and feel better in their own skin. It provides natural, subtle yet noticeable-looking results that will increase your confidence and help you fight the aging process without the need for surgery.
The Results Are Gradual
One of the hidden benefits of this treatment is that the results are gradual. That means that if you don’t want anyone to know that you had a treatment done, you won’t look like it. As your body begins to increase collagen production in the treatment areas, you will notice that your problem areas slowly improving and you will look and feel younger as the weeks go by.
The Results Are Long-Lasting
Once you undergo the necessary treatments based on your recommended plan, you will experience long-lasting results. Your body will increase collagen production and you won’t have to come in for touchup sessions every month. We only recommend one yearly touch-up appointment so that you can further stimulate collagen production and keep your skin lifted and tight.
Treatment Times Are Quick
This isn’t an appointment that you have to plan your entire day around. Once you schedule, you will be out within 30 to 90 minutes depending on which area of the body you choose to treat. You can then resume your normal daily activities and go about your day the same way that you would after a hair appointment.
If you have begun to experience skin laxity, such as drooping and sagging skin in different areas of the body, you are most likely a candidate that will benefit from this treatment. This treatment is typically recommended for those in their thirties that have just begun to experience skin laxity. However, the condition of your skin rather than your numerical age is more important in determining your candidacy.
If you have mild to moderate skin laxity, you are most likely a candidate for treatment. If you want the next best thing to a facelift but aren’t ready to commit emotionally or financially to such a procedure, this treatment is a good option. During your initial consultation, Dr. DeStephens will discuss your concerns, review your medical history, and explain the entire treatment process to you so that you know exactly what to expect before you begin.
The Importance of Realistic Expectations
It’s important to have realistic expectations going into this treatment. You need to understand what this treatment will do and what it will not. It will not mirror the results of a facelift, but it is a non-invasive alternative that will give you the next best thing without the need for surgery. Results vary from one patient to the next. Before your treatment, you will be given an idea of how your results will look so that you know exactly what to expect.
Choosing the Right Provider
Many knowledgeable technicians can effectively perform this treatment, but only when you are under the care of an expert will you unlock results like you may have never imagined. Dr. James DeStephens is such an expert who can perform this treatment with skill, precision, and expertise so that you get the best results possible. When it comes to your face and your body, you shouldn’t settle for anything but the best.
The difference between choosing someone who is capable of performing Ultherapy and someone who is considered an expert in the field is the difference between good results and incredible results. Both are positive, but incredible results are the best that you can get. When you undergo any treatment, your goal is to get the best results possible, and that’s exactly what you will get after you experience Ultherapy at our office.
The Benefit of Choosing an Expert
When you choose our office for your Ultherapy treatment, you will be in the hands of an expert, not just a trained technician. Dr. DeStephens performs each treatment himself and knows all of the in’s and out’s of this technology and just what it is capable of. He will give you the best results possible, whatever your problem area may be.
Targeting the Deepest Layers of the Skin
In traditional Ultherapy techniques, three different layers of the skin exist and can be treated for optimal collagen stimulation and skin tightening. Most technicians follow a protocol in which only two layers are targeted during treatment. Since Dr. DeStephens performs every treatment at our office, he will always target three layers of skin whenever possible for the best results.
Using Energy Pulses
Dr. DeStephen’s experience and ability to utilize energy pulses during treatment is another reason that choosing our office will get you the best results. His knowledge allows him to unlock all of the potential that lies within every Ultherapy treatment, which is why he uses one and a half to two times the standard number of energy pulses during treatment to dramatically improve results.
Typically, increased energy pulses increase the cost of the total treatment, but at our office, Dr. DeStephens is committed to providing each patient with the best results possible, and he does so for no additional charge. When you choose our office for your treatments, you will be treated by one of the most experienced doctors in the field who is committed to excellence in every regard.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
The aging process is inescapable but there is a noninvasive way to keep it from affecting your appearance, and more importantly, your confidence. You can tighten loose skin and experience all the benefits that this anti-aging treatment has to offer. At our office, you will be in the hands of an expert who is committed to giving you the best results possible. Contact the office of Dr. James DeStephens in Gainesville, FL, and schedule your initial consultation today.