Age Gracefully with Ultherapy
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.
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"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
Procedure Technique for Ultherapy
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 from Ultherapy
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.
Ideal Candidates for Ultherapy
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.
Frequently Asked Questions for 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.