Lift and Tighten Sagging Skin with High-Intensity Ultrasound Treatments in Downtown Minneapolis

Ultherapy® from our Downtown Minneapolis practice rejuvenates visibly aging skin. The natural aging process makes the effects of gravity appear more prominent, leaving you looking older than you may feel. Even if you’re in shape and work out regularly, it can be difficult to tone up small, isolated areas on the body that may be resistant to exercise and weight loss. Mild skin sagging can be improved, non-surgically, with FDA-cleared technology called Ultherapy®. This procedure uses ultrasound waves to address stretched and less buoyant skin.

Research has revealed that nine out of 10 patients who were treated with Ultherapy® demonstrated clinically significant eyebrow lifting 90 days after the procedure. On average, patients experienced a 2-millimeter lift, resulting in less hooding and a more open look to the eyes. Additionally, patients reported firmer, tighter skin in other areas of the face and an overall refreshed appearance.

Zel Skin and Laser Specialists

If you have questions or would like to book a consultation for Ultherapy® in Minneapolis with the Zel Skin & Laser Specialists team, call (952) 473-1286 or submit a contact form.

How Does Ultherapy® Work?

Sometimes called a non-invasive facelift, Ultherapy® is able to target the underlying muscles below the skin using a machine that emits ultrasound waves to stimulate contraction and tightening of the tissues. These acoustic sound waves are delivered deep into your skin and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, your body’s natural rejuvenating mechanisms. It causes tiny, controlled injuries below the skin to start the skin’s healing process and activate collagen generation.

Which Areas Can Ultherapy® Treat?

Ultherapy® is a popular treatment option for a wide range of skin concerns. The procedure works best on sagging skin or parts of the face where elevated contours are noticeably reduced. A defined jawline is considered attractive and desirable on both men and women, but it’s common for aging to cause the skin and fat to droop in this area. Ultherapy® is used for jawline contouring and can minimize jowls or a double chin, as well as lift sagging eyelids and soften wrinkles on the face and chest.

For most patients, this means the treatment will work best on the following areas:

  • the brow, specifically just above the eyelid
  • the jawline
  • under the chin
  • the chest
  • the décolleté

Talk to your doctor about your options, as Ultherapy® may also work on other parts of the body.

What to Expect from an Ultherapy® Treatment

Ultherapy® is a non-invasive procedure. During the treatment, a medical professional will glide the ultrasound applicator over each region of your face, targeting the problem areas discussed in your consultation. The sound waves deliver small, controlled amounts of energy into the skin and soft tissue while sparing the upper layers.

The procedure has an excellent safety profile and is well tolerated, which means patients typically feel no pain or discomfort. Our patients typically return to their normal daily routine the day after the procedure. The firming and tightening effects develop gradually over several months.

Why Choose Zel Skin & Laser Specialists for Your Ultherapy® Treatment?

An Ultherapy® treatment requires an experienced hand, but you will also need a medical professional who respects how cosmetic procedures alter a person’s aesthetic. Having a technician perform an ultrasound therapy session is not enough.

You should work with a doctor who cares as much for your skin as you do. That’s exactly the type of treatment and health care you’ll receive with us.

Zel Skin & Laser Specialists is committed to offering only products, treatments, and procedures that have been scientifically proven to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Our nationally acclaimed skin and laser center in Downtown Minneapolis is led by Dr. Brian Zelickson, a Mayo-trained dermatologist. Our medically trained staff consist of licensed estheticians and registered nurses who care about you and your treatment results. Together, we’ll help you achieve and maintain your skin’s best appearance for a lifetime.

Which Procedures Are Complementary to Ultherapy®?

Patients can combine Ultherapy® with other cosmetic options such as volume-adding dermal fillers or fat-reducing KYBELLA® or CoolSculpting® for optimal results.

Zel Skin and Laser Specialists

Interested in learning about how skin tightening with Ultherapy® in the Minneapolis area can improve your appearance? Visit our Zel Skin & Laser Specialists offices today. We can talk you through the process and make recommendations based on a quick observational exam. Call (952) 473-1286 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation today at our Edina, Minneapolis, or Plymouth locations.

Before / After

*Results may vary per patient.