Ultherapy®

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Ultherapy® is a revolutionary, non-invasive skin tightening procedure offered at our Vancouver practice that helps lift and tighten the face and neck with the use of focused ultrasound technology. Ultherapy® is Health Canada and FDA approved for many areas on the face and body. Ultrasound has been effectively used in the medical field for over 50 years and over half a million Ultherapy treatments have been completed worldwide to lift and tighten the lax, sagging skin around the brows, jowls and neck.

Benefits

Women and men bothered by mild to moderate skin laxity choose Ultherapy for the following benefits:

  • Noninvasive lifting of the brow and jowls
  • Very safe with no downtime
  • Nonsurgical skin tightening

We also offer Fotona Skin Tight as a treatment for skin laxity. Your provider will discuss all options with you.

How it works

The Ultherapy® system delivers focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer to help lift and tighten the area without surgery. Throughout the treatment, our highly skilled technicians use ultrasound imagery to ensure that the energy is delivered to the appropriate area making this a very safe and effective treatment.

If the fullness beneath your chin is due to excess fat rather than lax skin, you may be a better candidate for BELKYRA® double chin injections.

What to expect

Your visit to Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre for Ultherapy can take up to 3 hours and we offer various forms of medication for comfort as required. We require that patients arrange an escorted ride home after the procedure due to the use of medication. Patients must not operate machinery for 24 hours after the treatment. This includes driving an automobile.

Results

Clients may notice their skin appear firmer or tighter immediately after the treatment. These initial results improve and become more visible during the 2 to 3 months following the procedure, as the body produces more collagen as part of its natural healing process. Some clients return for maintenance treatments about once a year.

Recommended sessions

Repeat treatment every 6 months to one year.

Possible downtime

One of the reasons nonsurgical skin tightening treatments are becoming popular is because there is little to no downtime after the procedure. The side effects include:

  • Possible swelling that usually subsides within an hour or two
  • Possible bruising
  • Possible small crusting / scabbing
  • A tender feeling

Post treatment care

  • If you experience any scabbing or crusting apply polysporin for 3 days
  • Resume normal skin care activities immediately post treatment
  • Due to the medication administered we recommend that you rest for 12 hours following the treatment

Learn more about Ultherapy treatments at our Vancouver clinic and whether this nonsurgical skin tightening treatment can benefit you. Request a consultation using the online form, or call our office at 604-708-9891 to schedule an appointment.