Are you bothered by loose and sagging skin on your face or neck or by the lines on your décolletage or upper chest?
Lines and wrinkles are a natural part of aging (and gravity!), but we know that patients just like you are often uncomfortable with their appearance. We’re proud to offer Ultherapy to help tighten your skin.
At Musick Dermatology, our medical team, led by board-certified dermatologist Steven Musick, MD, will help you achieve your desired look. Musick Dermatology, located in Swansea, IL and serving the St. Louis area, is proud to offer you years of medical and aesthetic experience. We know that whether this is your first cosmetic treatment or you’re a seasoned veteran, a refreshed appearance is always important.
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy is the skin-tightening and lifting treatment that uses ultrasound energy to achieve the desired outcome, which is a more youthful face and neck. Ultrasound has been widely used in medicine for more than half a century. In fact, ultrasound imaging is an integral aspect to Ultherapy treatments, because it guides the depth of energy to ensure maximum efficacy and accuracy.
What Areas Does Ultherapy Treat?
The Ultherapy treatment is designed to lift the following areas:
- Skin on your face and neck
- Lift skin under your chin
- Targets skin above your eyebrow
- Improves lines and wrinkles on your décolletage
Who Is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy Treatment?
Men and women who are concerned with mild to moderate skin laxity on the face, chin, neck, or chest are good candidates for Ultherapy treatment. It is important to recognize that, although this device delivers energy to the subdermal tissue that supports everything above it, the results of Ultherapy do not compare to a surgical facelift. Individuals with severe facial laxity may obtain better results with surgery.
Our team is trained and experienced in the use of the Ultherapy platform, and are able to discuss the extent of improvement that is possible during a private consultation visit.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to the same layer typically addressed by surgeons during cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of your skin and with no downtime! Because ultrasound passes through higher levels of tissue as well, all layers improve as a result of one treatment.
This energy initiates your body’s natural response to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and strengthen weak collagen. This fresh, new collagen promotes tighter, more youthful appearing skin!
Ultherapy Recovery Time
Because there is no sedation, no incisions, no surgery, there is also no recovery time from Ultherapy. Patients are able to return to their normal routine the day of or day after treatment. Slight redness may be noticeable the day of treatment, and some patients also experience swelling, which may not be seen until the day following treatment. Tenderness and tingling may also occur, but are typically very mild.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Although results do vary, at Musick Dermatology we tell our patients they can expect to see the best results after three months.
Ultherapy Patient Success Stories
Is There a Charge for My Cosmetic Consultation?
Our initial cosmetic consultations are complimentary. We look forward to discussing your cosmetic options with you!
Is My Ultherapy Treatment Covered by Insurance?
No, Ultherapy treatments are not covered by insurance. However, we do offer multiple financing plans to our patients. Please let our team know if this is something that would be of interest to you!
Who Will Be Performing My Ultherapy Treatment, and How Long Will It Take?
At Musick Dermatology, we’re proud to have a team of excellent providers on our staff. Whether you see Dr. Steven Musick, Angela Nauman-Musick, APRN or any of our other certified professionals, you’re in great hands with our team! We have years of experience and have treated thousands of patients just like you, helping them look younger and more refreshed. Our desire is for you to look as great on the outside as you feel on the inside!
We provide a complimentary consultation, and all your questions will be addressed. If you’re comfortable moving forward with the treatment, you may be able to get your Ultherapy treatment the same day as your consultation.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Ultherapy is a collagen-stimulating treatment that also tightens existing collagen strands. For this reason, patients may notice immediate improvement in the smoothness and tightness of their skin. However, the real results of Ultherapy occur over time as collagen remodeling takes place.
After just one treatment, patients notice a lovely micro-lift that can last months or years. What needs to be said is that the skin never stops aging. Also, the speed at which our skin ages is dependent not only on our genetic makeup but also on how we live. Sun exposure, tanning with a UV lamp, smoking, and other lifestyle habits each impact the overall quality of the skin. In order to sustain results from Ultherapy, it may be beneficial to repeat treatment 1 ½ to 2 years.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to book your complimentary consultation with Musick Dermatology and start your journey towards a younger-looking you? Contact us today or schedule your appointment by phone at 618-628-2588!