You may have heard about Ultherapy® — the noninvasive collagen-stimulating treatment that lifts and firms the skin on your face and neck — but you may never have considered it as a spot treatment. When your only area of concern is drooping eyelids or furrowed brows, Ultherapy is a fast, safe alternative to a surgical brow lift.
At The Elite Wellness Resort in Houston, Texas, our medical director and expert plastic surgeon Justina P. Taube, MD, wants you to look your best. When you’re not sure you want to undergo surgery, we recommend state-of-the-art noninvasive treatments such as Ultherapy, which improve your look as well as the quality of your skin over time.
If your eyes look sleepy and hooded, they could be dealing with the extra weight of your sagging forehead. When your forehead muscles weaken and the skin on your brow thins out due to age-related and sun damage-related losses of collagen and elastin, the look of your eyes suffers, too.
You can see for yourself how a tighter, higher forehead instantly revives your look and takes years off your eyes. Simply stand before a mirror and gently lift your forehead: Your eyebrows lift subtly, giving you a more alert appearance. And those creases and folds that made your eyelids look heavy, old, and tired, are magically gone.
Of course, you could schedule a surgical brow lift, which can give you amazing results that last for at least 10 years. But you also have to schedule in time to recover. And surgery isn’t for everyone. Also, plastic surgery alone can’t improve the quality of your skin.
In contrast to surgery, Ultherapy doesn’t require trauma, downtime, or recovery. Treatment with Ultherapy also doesn’t involve cutting away tired, old skin: It works to revive and restore your skin.
In fact, Ultherapy is the only noninvasive treatment that’s been cleared by the FDA to lift skin on the brow, under the chin, and on the neck by stimulating the production of new collagen. Ultherapy also improves lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
Ultherapy restores your skin’s youthful strength and elasticity, working throughout the layers of your skin. It even tightens the muscle underneath the skin to create a natural firming and lifting effect.
Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound energy to stimulate your skin. Ultrasound is sound waves, which are perfectly safe and do not affect the surface of your skin, unlike lasers or chemical peels.
The sound waves create heat in the layers of your skin. This thermal effect signals your skin to start a healing process. Your body then rebuilds the layers of your skin with new collagen and elastin.
Collagen and elastin are the essential proteins that impart youthful strength and flexibility to your skin. You lose both of them due to sun damage and over time. As you age, your body produces less collagen so you can’t as easily replace damaged strands. Eventually, your skin thins, sags, and wrinkles. That’s where Ultherapy comes in.
Unlike lasers and radiofrequency energy, which work through the surface of your skin to reach the deeper layers, Ultherapy’s energy is microfocused to the collagen layers alone. It completely bypasses the epidermis so you don’t have any burning or tenderness.
When Ultherapy heats the inner tissues of your skin, it coagulates old, collapsed strands of collagen and elastin. Your body then produces new collagen and elastin, which strengthens, thickens, and firms the inner tissue and lifts the surface skin.
Dr. Taube precisely focuses the Ultherapy wand to the right depths in your skin and to the perfect temperature to jump-start healing and rebuilding within. During the next 2-3 months, the results of your treatment become visible and palpable.
As your skin replenishes and strengthens itself with new collagen and elastin, you notice that your sags smooth out, wrinkles vanish, and your skin feels thicker, more hydrated, and more uplifted. Your improvements continue for the next several months and can last for years.
If you opt for an Ultherapy brow lift only, your entire treatment should only take about 30 minutes. An Ultherapy facelift and necklift may take 90 minutes or more.
Restore your bright, youthful appearance by letting the world see your eyes again — without surgery. To find out if an Ultherapy brow lift could work for you, contact us today by calling the office or requesting an appointment via our online booking tool.