When your skin isn't as tight as you'd like, St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery may help to increase your skin's elasticity using Ultherapy, a noninvasive treatment for loose facial, neck, and chest skin. With approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Ultherapy's energy from ultrasound waves can improve the firmness of your skin in a short treatment. After your session when the treated skin starts to heal, your body produces more collagen to strengthen the skin. Plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. is pleased to provide Ultherapy to St. Petersburg, FL women and men. This treatment may be performed along with other nonsurgical skin procedures, like an injectable or laser skin resurfacing to leave your skin appearing younger and softer.
"I had a great experience with Dr. O'Brien. I had skin cancer on my ear and Dr. O'Brien performed surgery to remove it. The surgery was performed on the day that there was a mobile lab at his office and Dr. O was able to test tissue samples on the spot to ensure all the cancer was removed. Dr. O'Brien not only removed the cancer but did a fantastic job with the appearance of my ear such that one would never even notice any evidence of a surgical procedure. I look great and am cancer free. Many thanks to Dr. O'Brien and his terrific staff. Highly recommended for any type of procedure. Absolutely first class!"- B. / Google / Jan 07, 2020
"Love Dr. O'Brien and his staff! I had 2 procedures done in 2018. I see them every few months for followups and I could not be happier with my results!!!Dr. O'Brien really listens to you, he learns about you (the person) first before you even discuss why you are there are to see him. His staff are the same way! I would recommended Dr. O'Brien's office for all cosmetic surgeries, Dysport, and Botox needs!!!"- J.A. / Google / Dec 19, 2019
"Absolutely LOVE this office!!!! The PA Mary does my Dysport injections and she does an amazing job. She is very conscious of being conservative with it so I get the look that I want.I also get spa procedures done here with their esthetician, Dana. The Hydrafacial leaves your skin glowing right after!! She also does dermaplaning on my face, which I never had done, but I will definitely continue to do with her.The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about what they do. I recommend this office to anyone who is looking for cosmetic needs! FIVE stars all the way!"- B.J. / Google / Dec 18, 2019
"Absolutely LOVE this office!!!! The PA Mary does my Dysport injections and she does an amazing job. She is very conscious of being conservative with it so I get the look that I want. I also get spa procedures done here with their esthetician, Dana. The Hydrafacial leaves your skin glowing right after!! She also does dermaplaning on my face, which I never had done, but I will definitely continue to do with her. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about what they do. I recommend this office to anyone who is looking for cosmetic needs! FIVE stars all the way!"- B.J. / Yelp / Dec 17, 2019
"I can’t recommend this practice enough! Everyone from the back office staff, to the esthetician, to the PA and doctor are so kind and take such great care of you. I have gotten a few hydrafacials with Dana the esthetician and they are not only relaxing but also very effective. I have also gotten some dermaplaning done and love that it’s a quick add on but helps all my serums and skin care really soak in. The best part about Dana is that she really takes the time to understand your skin goals and adjusts your treatments to make sure everything is aligned. The PA Mary has done my Botox over the past year, over four treatments with varying units between the brows and on my forehead. I like to have expression in my face and not look too “done” or “frozen” and she helps me achieve the perfect look. I still have slight movement in my brows and show expression but without any wrinkling. People always say to me “you don’t need Botox!” so I know that means it’s working exactly as I want it to! I trust Mary completely - she is a perfectionist and cares about giving me the outcome I am looking for, which is so important for someone you are trusting with your face! The staff is so amazing, whether it’s squeezing me in for a last minute appointment or helping me figure out the best treatment plans, they always have a smile and a helpful attitude. I love this practice and can’t imagine going anywhere else for my treatments!"- C.M. / Google / Dec 17, 2019
Women and men can both get results from treatments with Ultherapy. If you are noticing that the skin on your face is becoming looser with light or medium lines and wrinkles (near the brow, eyes, and mouth), or developing a light jowl droop, you might be an ideal patient for Ultherapy. If you have more severe skin sagging or etched wrinkles and lines, facelift surgery could be a better choice for your needs.
After you get to our office, you will be invited to relax in our treatment room where a team member will prepare the skin being treated, which can include the use of a numbing cream. For the treatment, a handpiece will be gently glided across the skin as is emits ultrasound waves. Based on how many areas of skin you're getting treated, your procedure can take about 1 – 2 hours. It's common for the treated skin to be mildly red and irritated. You may apply cold packs and take a nonprescription pain reliever to treat any inflammation and pain. You can put on cosmetics after your treatment and continue your normal day.
What to Expect
Ultherapy won't give you visible results right away. You will need time for the treated skin to adjust and heal after each Ultherapy treatment. With the increase of collagen, your skin will firm in around six or more months. The most common side effect is mild redness but this should dissipate within a few hours after your treatment session. If you notice anything abnormal, call our office immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Ultherapy cost?
The cost of your Ultherapy treatment will depend on your cosmetic goals and the number of areas being treated. During your initial visit, we will discuss the recommended number of treatments and your estimated costs. St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery accepts many forms of payment and offers specials on multi-treatment packages.
What areas does Ultherapy treat?
Ultherapy is commonly used to treat the chest, neck, and face. It is an FDA-approved treatment that is used to address loose skin for a tighter, younger-looking appearance. Ultherapy is great for reducing signs of aging on your skin and helps prevent the development of dynamic lines and wrinkles.
When will I see results?
Typically, it takes a few months for noticeable results to be seen after your first Ultherapy treatment. Many patients also decide to have a repeat treatment around 12 months after their initial session.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of sessions needed will depend on your personal goals and skin type. Many patients see great results after one treatment, but during a private consultation, we can provide a recommendation for the number of sessions that may bring the best results for you.
Age Gracefully with Ultherapy
Enjoy Ultherapy at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery so the skin on your face, chest, neck, and chin can be firmer without a surgical lift. Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment that can improve your skin without any recovery time. We can talk more about the benefits of Ultherapy with you during a consultation with Dr. O'Brien at our St. Petersburg, FL office. Contact us to schedule your appointment now.