Chicago Dental Arts is among the first in the Chicago area to offer the Ultherapy procedure for lifting and tightening face and neck skin—without surgery! We use tried-and-true ultrasound to strengthen your skin from the inside out, in a completely non-invasive way.
In less than an hour – and without any downtime – you'll be well on your way to tighter, better-fitting skin. Ultherapy has been established as a safe and effective clinical treatment after more than 350,000 worldwide treatments. After just one treatment, with no downtime, your skin will gradually reflect a more lifted and toned appearance.
Chicago Ultherapy Treatment
Contact the professional team at Chicago Dental Arts for more information on Ultherapy treatment, the only FDA-approved procedure that non-invasively lifts the eyebrow, neck, underchin and chest.
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Over 16 Years In The Making...
The technology behind Ultherapy was created through a research partnership formed in 1998 to develop micro-focused ultrasound for non-invasive treatment of liver cancer. In 2004, Ultherapy was established to develop this technology for the aesthetic space. After two years of extensive pre-clinical research, Ultherapy conducted 3 clinical studies to evaluate safety and efficacy of the technology. One of these studies, an efficacy study at Northwestern University in 2007, demonstrated a clinically significant brow lift in 89% of the patients treated and led to Ultherapy’s first FDA indication. In September 2009, Ultherapy was granted de novo 510K clearance from the FDA, designating the device as a new category of non-invasive technology without a comparable predicate. In 2012, the system received an FDA indication for neck and under-chin lift, and in 2013, it received a third FDA indication for visualization of dermal and subdermal tissue layers.
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.
We take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible and patients tell us they leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.
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 can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
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 touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment depending on how much laxity they have and their body's own biological response to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process.
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of "maturing" skin. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin signals a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, physically or financially. There also are younger people who want to "stay ahead of the game" as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal affect under the skin. The thermal affect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.