Ultherapy Specialist

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS -  - Facial Plastic Surgery

Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgery located in Boerne, Alamo Heights, New Braunfels, Spring Branch, & San Antonio, TX

Your sagging skin is getting you down, literally. Give yourself a lift with safe, effective FDA-cleared Ultherapy® ultrasound treatments at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery in Alamo Heights, Boerne, and Stone Oak, San Antonio. The Ulthera® system provides the first and only FDA-cleared nonsurgical face and neck lift that improves the look and tone of skin on your face, neck, and décolletage. To turn back the years without a knick or stitch, contact the friendly Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery team for Ultherapy by calling the office today.

Ultherapy Q & A

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy® by Merz Aesthetics is the only noninvasive, nonsurgical aesthetic treatment that’s FDA cleared to lift, smooth, and firm your skin. At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, your aesthetic professional uses the Ulthera® system to lift, tone, and smooth your:

  • Brow area
  • Mid face
  • Jowls
  • Neck
  • Submental (under chin) area
  • Chest (décolletage)

Most women and men need only one Ultherapy treatment to create a nonsurgical facelift, neck lift, or brow lift. Ultherapy usually requires no downtime or recovery.

How does Ultherapy work?

The Ulthera system uses safe, effective ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of new collagen in the deep layers of your skin. The ultrasound in Ultherapy is the same type of sound energy that’s been used in clinical practice for decades as an imaging modality.

When your medical provider passes the Ultherapy device over your skin, the sound waves penetrate into your skin’s foundation, reaching three layers of skin. Other tissue-tightening treatments, such as lasers, tend to treat only the epidermis, the top layer of skin.

The ultrasound energy heats your skin to the degree where it starts to produce new collagen and elastin, the building blocks of healthy skin. Over the next several months, this process improves your skin from the inside out, lifting, firming, and toning each treated area.

What happens when I get Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a comfortable, procedure without needles, toxins, or any kind of incision. While you relax in the treatment chair, your medical provider first cleans your skin and then coats it with a cooling ultrasound gel.

After placing the Ulthera device on your skin, your medical provider 

uses ultrasound imaging to determine how thick your skin is and then selects the perfect settings for the treatment area. While the device is on your skin, you may feel some tingling or heat each time the ultrasound energy penetrates and stimulates your skin. 

Treating the face and neck takes about one hour, while treating the chest area takes about 30 minutes.

How soon do I see my results?

You may notice a healthy glow after your Ultherapy session, but your real results appear months later, after your skin rebuilds itself with new collagen and elastin. You may continue to notice more lifting and tightening in your skin for up to six months. 

After Ultherapy, your skin will be:

  • Higher
  • Smoother
  • Tighter
  • Thicker
  • Firmer
  • Healthier looking

To book your noninvasive facelift with Ultherapy, contact the friendly Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery team by phone today.