Sagging and drooping facial skin is a common concern as people age, but some people who would like to treat this condition would prefer to avoid surgical procedures such as a facelift. For such patients, Cosmetic Surgery Institute provides a completely non-invasive solution in Ultherapy. Our Palm Desert and Palm Springs patients can achieve a tightened, lifted look by harnessing the power of ultrasound energy.
Our estheticians are highly trained in the correct use of ultrasound technology and will properly assess your skin type in order to recommend the most effective treatment. Request a complimentary consultation online or call (760) 837-0364 to visit us in Palm Springs and Palm Desert for Ultherapy.
At Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we are committed to providing safe and effective procedures that produce beautiful results. This approach requires a high standard of service from each of our estheticians and members of our medical team. We stay up to date on the latest innovations in cosmetic enhancement and have intensive training and experience in all the options we offer.
Ultherapy is one FDA-approved skin care treatment we provide, but our estheticians' training allows them to make recommendations for additional or alternative options that might work best to revitalize your appearance.
How do Ultherapy treatments work?
Unlike laser treatments, which penetrate and target the skin, Ultherapy actually bypasses the surface of the skin and affects the structural tissues below that contain collagen. An esthetician transmits ultrasound waves through a handpiece, and this energy stimulates new collagen growth over time, leading to firmer, tighter, younger-looking skin. Meanwhile, your surface skin is undamaged.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
People who would like to tighten sagging facial skin, particularly on the brow, neck, or under the chin, are often good candidates. Many Ultherapy patients are in their 30s or older and have mild to moderate skin laxity. Although this non-surgical option is not a replacement for the extensive rejuvenation of a facelift and neck lift, it can be appropriate for those looking to hold off having surgery or for those who are not a candidate for surgery.
Does Ultherapy hurt?
There can be some discomfort during treatment, which usually takes 60 to 90 minutes for the full face, but most patients leave feeling comfortable.
About Our Doctors
Plastic surgeons Dr. Mo Zakhireh and Dr. Clark Taylor balance art and science using innovative procedures with skillful execution. Under their experienced direction, you can become the best version of yourself.
What to Expect
At the beginning of your Ultherapy treatment, an esthetician will clean your skin and apply an ultrasound gel, much like during other kinds of ultrasound imaging. The esthetician will then place the handpiece on your skin and view images of your structural tissue that are transmitted back to a screen. When the esthetician sees the right place for treatment, he or she uses the same handpiece to deliver targeted, precise ultrasound energy to just the right depth. The full face can be treated, or you can focus on a smaller area such as the brows.
Our Ultherapy patients generally need just one treatment to achieve the lift they desire. As a non-invasive procedure, Ultherapy requires no downtime. Patients sometimes have mild redness, but it typically fades within a few hours. Slight swelling, tingling, and tenderness may also be present for a few days, but these effects are usually minor. You can return to work or your normal activities immediately.
Enhancing Your Look
Because Ultherapy treats the structures below the skin, it does not specifically address concerns about the surface such as discoloration. For this reason, Ultherapy often pairs well with laser treatments or other non-surgical treatments. Our estheticians can also recommend medical-grade skin care products that can help you maintain the results of your Ultherapy treatment at home. If you have more advanced signs of facial aging, we may recommend a surgical procedure such as a facelift.