Dr. Vessely and her staff are proud to offer the acclaimed non-surgical lifting procedure, Ultherapy in Portland, Oregon. Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow. Ultherapy gradually strengthens and tones your skin from deep within…without any downtime. The result? Tighter, better-fitting skin! For many patients searching for a skin tightening laser procedure, what they really need is an Ultherapy treatment.
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to lift skin on the face, neck and décolleté with no downtime. It is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging which allows us to see the layers of tissue that we target during the treatment. This allows the energy to be deposited precisely, yielding a more effective and safer treatment. Dr. Vessely customizes your treatment plan to ensure the best experience for you. She uses the Triple Depth Ultherapy treatment that is the only FDA approved skin lifting treatment to treat all three layers of the skin.
Ultherapy treatments can be full face and neck, or you can target specific areas such as the brow, under eye or lips–think of it as starting small or opt for it all. Dr. Vessely prefers her patients to take some ibuprofen about 30 minutes prior to their procedure. Most patients experience no downtime, though some patients notice some mild redness which typically fades within an hour. Occasionally patients will report minor bruising or light swelling. Treatments take 15–90 minutes, and you can apply makeup immediately and get back to your schedule right away.
Frequently Asked Questions about Ultherapy
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is a woman or man with skin that has some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A person may have a lowered eyebrow or sagging skin on the eyelids or under the chin as the first sign of “maturing skin”. These patients may be good Ultherapy candidates. Typically, those in their thirties and older with mild to moderate skin laxity are good candidates.
There may also be patients who are not ready for or interested in a surgical facelift, who may benefit from Ultherapy. It is a good maintenance tool for those who have had a surgical facelift or those younger patients who are interested in doing preventive maintenance.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime. It is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin, brow and décolleté.
Does it hurt?
While comfort levels vary from patient to patient, most patients find the procedure very tolerable. If and when any discomfort occurs, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Exciting advancements have recently been implemented, including a new and improved treatment approach and update to the procedure’s System, Ultherapy Amplify, which is proven to increase patient comfort of the procedure without impacting efficacy. We take measures to make this experience as pleasant as possible, but find most patients are comfortable with taking ibuprofen prior to the procedure and using a hand held fan or listening to music.
How long does the treatment take?
Depending upon the area being treated, the procedure can take as little as 15 minutes or as long as 90 minutes.
Are there any side effects?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so after the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
How can I learn more about Ultherapy?
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Vessely to learn more about Ultherapy and to determine which treatment areas are recommended for you. Dr. Vessely customizes your treatment plan to help you reach your goals, taking into consideration your lifestyle and medical history. Call 503-692-1190 to schedule a consultation.