An advanced, non-surgical option for Mountain View and San Jose patients who wish to achieve firm, contoured skin is Ultherapy®. Ultherapy® is sometimes called the “non invasive facelift” While ultherapy cannot achieve the same results as a surgical facelift, it does lift sagging skin without surgery and downtime. Patients love this quick, effective way to rejuvenate their face and restore the skin’s laxity. For further information about your candidacy for Ultherapy®, contact Dr. Korman at his Mountain View office to schedule a consultation.
Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive lift offered. It can help lift the neck, and face, as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the décolletage,. Ultrasound technology has been used for over fifty years, only more recently has it been available to help restore facial skin.
Ultherapy® not only works as an alternative to a traditional, surgical facelift, but can also be used as upkeep in the years following a facelift.
What is Ultherapy®?
Dr. Korman uses an ultrasound to heat up the deep facial tissue layers, causing them to contract and lift. This also promotes collagen production, which tightens the skin to create a firm appearance. The ultrasound is able to show Dr. Korman images of specific areas underneath the skin that are causing sagging and it can then target these areas. The entire procedure lasts approximately 60-90 minutes. Please contact our Mountain View or San Jose offices with any other questions you may have.
One way to accomplish a more youthful look is through Ultherapy®. This non-invasive procedure can take away years from your face by tightening the skin, leaving your skin rejuvenated.
Many people start to notice that their facial skin doesn’t have that desired youthful look. No matter how many lotions, serums, and masks you apply, facials you receive, or how well you eat, the facial skin will loosen and show lines over time. This can produce sagging skin around the nose, mouth, and jowls, as well, as wrinkles on the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth.
As with any medical procedure, Dr. Korman will need to properly examine, diagnose, and determine what, if any, treatment will benefit you the most. Please address any questions to our Mountain View or San Jose offices.
Sagging skin around your nose, forehead, and jawline
While Ultherapy® may produce the most dramatic, non-surgical lift and tightening of the facial, neck, and décolletage skin, this procedure may not be the right choice for you if you. Here are some alternatives to Ultherapy®:
Traditional Facelift or minimally invasive short incision MACS lift
A traditional Facelift or MACS Lift will produce the most dramatic results and immediate results. The surgical procedure is done by making an incision at the temple and continues behind the ear. During the procedure the doctor will lift your muscles, reposition fat, and trim excess skin. Once it is completed the incision is closed with extra fine sutures, and a dressing is applied.
While Ultherapy® stimulates collagen, it also tightens the skin, firms the muscles, and lifts, it cannot remove excess skin or fat, like a facelift is able to.
Botox Injection (botulinum toxin) works by immobilizing the muscle. This cosmetic procedure is done without anesthesia, and will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is not meant to lift sagging skin.
Botox will produce quick results, but they don’t last like Ultherapy®. Botox treatments have to be done several times a year to keep up the look. Also, Botox does not help to produce collagen.
Laser Resurfacing, also called laser peel, lasabrasion, and laser vaporation, is another alternative to Ultherapy®. This cosmetic procedure uses laser therapy to send beams of light in a scanning process to remove layers of skin. This can reduce fine lines and moderate wrinkles, remove warts, and diminish scars, and tighten the appearance of moderately sagging skin. This is not meant to reduce major sagging or deep creases.
This method can leave bruising on the skin, and can take up to two weeks to heal. While laser resurfacing can produce results, it works at the surface level. Ultherapy® treatment is meant for foundational levels, stimulates collagen, and while you may have some redness on the face immediately after, there is little to no down time.
For some people, a lift around the eyes will produce a more youthful appearance. If the skin around your eyes droops, you may have “bags” under your eyes, or deep creases and lines around your eyes. This surgical alternative to Ultherapy®, may be the right option for you. It does require about one totwo weeks to heal.
You can have both an eyelift procedure and Ultherapy® at the same time.
What to Expect During the Consultation?
During the consultation, Dr. Korman will examine your facial skin and the appearance of your neck. He will explain the details of the non-invasive procedure to you. This way you will have a better understanding of what to expect before, during, and after your procedure day.
Dr. Korman encourages you to bring in pictures of yourself when you were younger. These pictures can give the Mountain View doctor a better assessment of what you would like to achieve. The doctor will also show you before and after pictures, to allow you to compare results. While these before and after pictures are helpful to get a better understanding of the procedure, every patient’s results will vary.
Once the doctor has fully examined you, addressed any questions you might have, and gone over what may be accomplished by Ultherapy®, he will determine if Ultherapy®, one of its alternatives, or if any procedure is necessary.
What to Expect During the Procedure?
During the Ultherapy® procedure, Dr. Korman will use ultrasound therapy to rejuvenate the facial skin. Through this trusted technology, the doctor will use both the ultrasound therapy and an imaging system. The ultrasound imaging system is used, so that, the plastic surgeon is able to see the foundational layers of the skin. In the past, this could only be accomplished through surgery, however, due to the ultrasound imaging, Dr. Korman is able to see under the skin. Due to being able to see under the skin, the doctor is able to accurately scan the foundational layers, to create a smooth and even result, tighten the skin, and lift the brows, around the mouth, and nose. Ultherapy® can also smooth the skin, help to produce collagen, and lift the décolletage and neck.
Mountain View and San Jose patients are typically able to resume daily life immediately following this sixty to ninety minute treatment. There may be slight redness, but this should dissipate within a few hours. Ultherapy® only requires one treatment to produce the desired results for patients.
Some people will see mild, immediate results, but the full results will show two to three months after the procedure. It will take approximately this amount of time for Ultherapy® to rejuvenate the collagen in your skin. At this time your skin will look suppler, have less fine lines and wrinkles, and have a lift to it.
Cost of Ultherapy®
The cost of this innovative procedure can vary depending on the size of the target area. To assess the cost of your Ultherapy® treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman at his Mountain View facility.