Ultherapy Fort Myers Before and After
What is Ultrasonic Collagen Booster

 

Ultrasonic collagen booster is the only FDA-approved non-invasive procedure to lift skin on the Neck, Chin and Brow.

Ultrasonic collagen booster:

  • Is NOT surgery

  • Is NOT a laser procedure

  • Is NOT an Injection

  • Ultrasonic collagen booster is an Ultrasound treatment

The Benefits of  Ultrasonic collagen booster
  • Non-surgical, non-invasive

  • No downtime

  • Proven ultrasound technology

  • Natural, gradual results over 3 - 6 months

  • Convenient, 15 - 20 minute procedures

  • No aftercare or restrictions

  • Usually, just one treatment

  • Visible and invisible results
     

Ultherapy Fort Myers Skin Layers
How does Ultrasonic collagen boosting work?
 
Ultrasonic collagen booster uses a focused ultrasound energy that is non-invasive (meaning there is no effect on the outside skin) to bypass the skin and heat the deep tissue to create a natural regenerative response that stimulates the growth of new collagen. This results in skin that is lifted and tightened over time without any evidence of a procedure being done (no redness or injury to the skin).
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How does  Ultrasonic collagen booster use Ultrasound?

 

Ultrasonic collagen booster uses ultrasound in 2 ways:

  1. To see beneath the surface of the skin and plan a treatment specific to each patient.

  2. To safely treat at predetermined depths while bypassing the surface of the skin

 

Ultrasonic collagen booster uses ultrasound to guide the clinician to the direct area that they want to treat underneath the skin. Then, by use of ultrasound waves, this area of tissue is heated, which causes alignment and tightening of the collagen within the skin.

Ultherapy Skin Layers
How is Ultrasonic collagen booster different from other treatments?

 

Let’s compare Ultrasonic collagen booster to two other modalities that are used to treat the aging of face or skin:

  1. RF or Radiofrequency (also known as Thermage), 

  2. and laser therapy.

 

When Ultrasonic collagen booster is used the temperature is in the optimal range, between the range of 60 and 70 degree celsius. Laser therapies are usually a little too hot, increasing the risk of adverse effects on the skin, and radiofrequency is a little bit sub-optimal.

 

The depth of treatment is also very precise. The clinician can actually set the treatment to the layer of the skin and depth that is desired. This allows for depth adjustment depending on the thickness of the skin or the area being treated. 

Options for aging soft tissue / skin

  • Do nothing

  • Non-invasive Treatment

    • Injections (Botox and Fillers)

    • Lasers (Fraxel, etc)

    • Ultrasonic

  • Surgery

 

Who is a Good Candidate?

 

  • Patients who have some laxity in the skin and soft tissue of the face.

  • People who have some fat distribution in the neck or face which they’re unhappy with. 

  • People with wrinkles and crepiness in the skin.

  • People who may not be a candidate for facial aesthtic surgery due to other medical conditions.

 
Factors affecting response include:
  • Skin Laxity: Amount of excess, loose skin on the face and neck.

  • Volume: Degree and distribution of fat.

  • Skin Quality: Extent of lines, wrinkles, crepiness, and/or sun damage.

  • Age: 20-30s, 40-60s, 70s and up

  • Lifestyle/Health: Smoker or nonsmoker, nature of health issues (minor, chronic, none)

 

REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS!!!

For a majority of patients, one treatment is all that is needed to resolve the issue. However, some patients may benefit from more than 1 treatment. Ultrasound is not intended to produce the same results as an invasive surgery. The collagen that’s produced by ultrasound lasts forever however, as a patient continues to age, a secondary treatment may be needed 3 to 6 months later.