We talk a lot about injectables here at HintMD, but our aesthetic subscriptions are about so much more than Botox and fillers. An aesthetic subscription can also help you crush your beauty goals with medical-grade skincare prescribed by your physician and delivered directly to your door. Were you aware of that? And did you also know your membership plan clan include everything from chemical peels and HydraFacials through to Coolsculpting and laser hair removal? For real.
Speaking of lasers: there’s also skin tightening treatments to think about, and one which currently springs to mind is Ultherapy from aesthetic giants, Merz Aesthetics, whose portfolio also includes the likes of Xeomin, Radiesse and Neocutis skincare.
Non-invasive or non-surgical skin tightening is a great option for anyone who wants to lift and tighten saggy areas without the need for incisions or too much downtime. There are three types of skin tightening procedures: radiofrequency, IPL (intense pulsed light) and ultrasound and as the name suggests, Ultherapy comes under the latter umbrella, using ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production and non-surgically firm and tone the skin.
Ultherapy has been FDA-cleared to lift and tighten skin on the neck, chin and eyebrow area, as well as to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage area. And one of our favorite things about the treatment is that it targets the deep layers of the skin’s tissue, meaning it leaves the surface well alone, so is safe for all skin tones and promises a fresh and rejuvenated look for – with little, to no downtime.
Although Ultherapy offers immediate benefits and boasts a 95 percent patient satisfaction after just one treatment (that’s amazingly high, btw), like a fine wine, these benefits get better with time. In fact, the best results usually appear two or three months later when collagen regeneration really kicks in. OK, so you’re not going to get the same impact as you would with an actual facelift, but Ultherapy is still super-effective, plus it’s way less painful, much less expensive and far less invasive.
“Ultherapy is ideal for people who seek a gentle lift for their minimally to moderately saggy skin,” explains HintMD partner Dr. Stephen Ronan, owner of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in Danville, California.
“Most of our Ultherapy clientele are in their thirties or forties who do not yet require surgery, or they’re older patients who would like to revitalize a face or necklift from a few years ago to maintain the best results,” he adds.
Interested? Then you’ll want more of the nitty-gritty details, right? Well, the cost of an Ultherapy treatment will vary depending on where you live and how many areas you are treating, but you should expect anything from $500 for a small area like the mouth or brows, to $5000 for a full face and neck treatment. Oh, and the procedure itself is pretty short (usually 30-60 minutes) and requires no overnight stay and no hiding your skin under lock and key for the following few days. You may need a follow-up treatment to really maximize the effects, but once your course is complete the results should last for up to three years.
Think Ultherapy might be an option for achieving your aesthetic goals? Then speak to your physician about adding it to your treatment plan. Not on a membership plan? Then get in touch with us here for further information.