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Non-surgical Procedures

ULTHERAPY®

A new ultrasound treatment, Ultherapy is the only non-invasive (non-surgical) procedure FDA-approved for tightening, lifting, and toning neck, chin, and face skin. Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin. There’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.

The effect of focused ultrasound energy on the growth of new collagen over time.

  • Is it right for me?

    A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has "relaxed" to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. Sagging skin on the eyelids, on the neck, or under the chin, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.

    While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, financially, or logistically. There are also younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game,” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.

Where is it performed?

This procedure is routinely performed on an out-patient basis in Dr. Moran's office.

What to expect

You can resume normal activities immediately after a single, 60-90 minute in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time—much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle. Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow.

Anesthesia and medication

None.

Recovery period

None. 

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