What are the clinical indications for this technology?
Ulthera is a non-invasive solution which replaces a surgical intervention. This procedure is the only one to be approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the United States) and by Health Canada to smoothen the tissues of the eyelids and for neck and face lift. With a full treatment, 86% of patients experienced clinically significant smoothing of the eyelids. On average, the change in height of the eyebrows is 1.9 mm. An FDA and Health Canada approval were also obtained for neck and cleavage procedures.
What happens during a treatment session?
Procedures using Ultherapy are completely comfortable, thanks to the movement technique of Dr. Laflamme. Therefore, there is no need for analgesia or anesthetic cream.
Your body regenerates over a 12-14 month period, so you need to give the tissues time to regenerate. A check-up appointment with photos will be done at 3 months, and as required, at 6 months, 9 months and 1 year. (No additional fees are required)
What are the possible side effects and how much recovery time is required?
The possible side effects are restricted to redness and slight and temporary edemas.
How many treatment sessions are necessary?
A single treatment is required, although it is nor contra-indicated to do more than one. The results from Ulthera are permanent, they create a rejuvenation of your face which will last over time. It is certain that we cannot stop the aging process, but it will take several years for the benefits of your treatment to wear off.
How much do these procedures cost?
At Dermaskin, we almost always suggest combinations of treatment for our patients in order to target different layers of skin. Thus, we offer an Ulthera budget ranging from 500$ to 1500$, which will often be combined with other technology. During your consultation, the analysis of your photos and your concerns will allow us to draw up a treatment plan which fits your budget and your needs.