What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy, also known as Ulthera, is the only non-invasive, non-surgical ultrasound treatment
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Stimulate The Growth Of New Collagen
Does it hurt?
A recent software upgrade called Ultherapy Amplify now affords a more comfortable procedure. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients now report that the procedure is quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. At our Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, we take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible, such as premedication and a topical numbing agent. Patients tell us they leave comfortable and excited about the Ulthera benefits to come.
How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over 3 to 6 months. The procedure takes only about an hour for most patients, and there is no downtime. It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely where it will be most effective.
How long does it last/cost?
Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments with Dr. Torgerson can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
In Toronto, patients can expect to pay between $750 and $4,750, depending upon the areas being treated. Ultherapy meets the demand for something between skin creams and surgery. A consultation at our Toronto Facial Cosmetic office with Dr. Torgerson can give you a quote tailored specifically to you and your needs.
Are there any side effects?
*There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.* Dr. Torgerson’s Cosmetic Surgery office will always provide patients with detailed post-procedure guidelines on what to expect following the treatment.
Is Ultherapy safe?
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA and Health Canada after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and over 100,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years. Dr. Torgerson’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery clinic also has an excellent safety record and a top reputation in Toronto for excellence in care and results.
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Cost of Ultherapy in Toronto
Facial Cosmetic and Laser Clinic
Ultherapy costs in Toronto can vary depending on the clinic you choose to have your procedure done at. At our Facial Cosmetic and Laser Clinic, we have qualified personnel who perform the treatment. Our Ulthera costs are competitive with other Ultherapy treatment providers throughout Toronto and Ontario. However, we believe the level of expertise and service quality that our staff provides is excellent and above the norm. The price of Ultherapy is adjusted depending on the area you would like to treat- areas can include full face and neck, brow only, mid-face or lower face only or simply the neck. If you would like a customized Ultherapy cost priced out for you, we would love to book you in for a consultation to tailor a treatment to your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments does it take?
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
What about treating anatomical regions other than the face?
What does collagen do?
What is the recovery time?
When Can I Expect To See Results?
How Often Will I Need To Repeat The Ultherapy Procedure?
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The Science of Ultherapy
Ultherapy has been a popular treatment because it is non-surgical and one of a kind. Ulthera is the only treatment that can harness ultrasound power to non-invasively lift the skin and promote tightening. Combining depth, temperature, precision and imaging, Ultherapy is capable of delivering consistent results that improve skin laxity. Unlike radio-frequency or laser treatments, which are limited in the depth to which they can treat (the dermis), the ultrasound waves of Ulthera can target not only the dermis, but also the structural and foundations layers of tissue, normally only addressed in facelift surgery. Collagen synthesis and tissue remodeling occurs and a gradually lifting of the facial areas treated will continue to be seen over the next 90 days or so. These results can last more than a year.
Effects of Temperature on Collagen
The Ultherapy system is unique in its’ ability to reach optimal temperatures that cause collagen contraction and denaturation. Studies have demonstrated that this process is optimized between 60-70 degrees- Ulthera is the only type of non-invasive energy device that can achieve those temperatures without heating the skin’s surface. The precise delivery of this energy also increases the consistency of the results impacting collagen stimulation and production.
The Ultherapy System
The Ulthera technology has 4 main components. The first is a control unit with a touchscreen to visualize the tissue and track the treatment progress. In recent years, Ultherapy added an Amplify software which was developed to increase patient comfort while maintaining the efficacy of the treatment. This is part of the control unit. The second vital portion of the system is the Ulthera handpiece. There are 6 transducers that interface with the handpiece, each one providing different treatment depths. The transducers help with visualization of the area and target different tissue depths- from 4.5 mm, 3mm and 1.5mm. These make up the 3rd component of the technology. Lastly, everything is stored on the Ultherapy Cart. It’s compact, portable and doesn’t require a lot of storage space- great for any sized aesthetic treatment room. If you’d like to learn more about how an Ultherapy treatment in Toronto could assist you, we’d love to hear from you via phone or email!
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