Ultherapy FAQs: How Much Does It Cost, How Long Does It Last, Is Recovery Needed?
By Coastal Cosmetic | May 15, 2019 | Blog, Skin Care
If you’re looking to reverse the effects of aging by reducing wrinkles and tightening your facial skin, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with at least one of the many surgical options available to patients. However, going under the knife is not an option for many, who believe that the cost, extensive recovery time, scarring and pain associated with these procedures are not worth their cosmetic benefits. If you are one of these people, there is, fortunately, an option for you to gain younger looking skin without any of the negative downsides discussed in traditional facial surgery. Read through the most frequently asked questions to learn more about the groundbreaking technology behind Ultherapy and how it can benefit you.
How Long Does Ultherapy Last?
Ulthera works by targeting the foundational layers of skin tissue with micro-focused ultrasound waves to stimulate the creation of new collagen. Since Ultherapy employs the body’s natural healing reaction, the best results can be seen after two to three months post-treatment, with some patients even seeing continued improvement for upwards of six months. As the treatment is largely dependent on each individual’s ability to regenerate collagen, the longevity of results varies from person to person. Most patients will still have fresh, firmer skin a year after the procedure, however, skin will continue to age. Touch-up treatments, at a frequency determined by your physician, are recommended to keep up with the natural aging process.
Is Recovery Needed After Ultherapy?
The recovery for Ultherapy is virtually immediate, which is largely what makes this procedure so popular. Since the 60- to 90-minute procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive, patients are able to leave and go about their day immediately after their procedure, provided that transportation is arranged. Patients may experience redness for a few hours following the procedure and/or tenderness similar to muscle soreness that could last for a few weeks.
How Much Does Ultherapy Cost?
As treatment using Ulthera varies widely across patients, the typical cost will as well. Several factors affecting this cost are the geographical location where you intend to have the procedure, the size of the area you are trying to treat, and how many touch-up procedures your case will require. All applicable costs will be reviewed and discussed at your initial consultation after your doctor customizes your unique treatment plan.
For patients looking to lift and tighten their skin for a younger appearance, Coastal Cosmetic Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Timothy E. Fee, offers skilled, non-invasive Ultherapy procedures. Contact one of our two offices, conveniently located in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL, to see what Ultherapy can do for you today.