There is a new non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment that can help you regain a more youthful appearance without all of the time, expense, and recovery involved in surgery. This revolutionary new procedure, called Ultherapy®, has created a brand new category in aesthetics: non-invasive skin tissue lifting. Dr. Yalamanchili is proud to be the first provider of Ultherapy in Houston, TX and surrounding areas.
Visit the Belage Center to learn more about Ultherapy. Request a consultation with board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Haresh Yalamanchili or call (713) 978-7878 to schedule an appointment.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy made by Ulthera is a breakthrough procedure in our Houston cosmetic center that uses medical ultrasound for non-surgical cosmetic improvement of the skin. It works deep below the surface, without harming the outer layer of skin, for dramatic and long-lasting benefits of facial firming, skin tightening, and lifting – all without any recovery period or downtime.
Improvements around the eyes include:
- Lifting of the brow line to reduce droopiness on the eyelids
- Smoothing of crow’s feet
- A more open, refreshed look to the eyes
Sagging skin on the cheeks can also be tightened and lifted, improving:
- The folds from the nose to the mouth
- The folds from the mouth to the jaw
- Drooping corners of the mouth
Additional benefits of Ultherapy include a more defined jawline and neck, overall improvement in skin texture, and evenness of skin tone.
Your Ultherapy Procedure
Your Ultherapy procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis at the Belage Center. No injectable anesthesia is required. You may feel a prickling or warm sensation beneath your skin while the ultrasound energy is being delivered into the tissue. This is temporary and signals that the collagen-building process has been initiated. The entire procedure takes approximately 60 minutes to complete, and you should be able to resume normal activities immediately.
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed on your skin projects an image onto a screen, allowing Dr. Yalamanchili to precisely target where the energy will be sent. The same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat at just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed.
Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift and conditioning of the skin over time. You should see visible results after one treatment, although in some cases a second treatment may be required.
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound to image and treat the skin. The ability to see below the skin and then treat the region with great precision ensures safety, and will leave you with satisfying results. The fact that this can be delivered with no downtime makes this a truly exciting and revolutionary treatment option for facial rejuvenation.
Ultherapy can be performed on any part of your face, including:
- Mid and lower face
For maximum benefits, Dr. Yalamanchili generally recommends treatment of the full face and neck.
You may be able to see some immediate lifting of the skin. However, the full effect of your Ultherapy procedure will take several months to become apparent. Visible effects include:
- Lifting and toning of loose skin
- Reduced skin laxity on the eyelid
- A more open, youthful look to the eyes
- Firmer, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face and neck
It is important to understand that Ultherapy is not a replacement for a facelift, neck lift, or other facial plastic surgery. However, it can be an effective alternative if you are not ready for a more invasive procedure.