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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*Results may vary per patient.
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It is rare to find a dermatologist who is as knowledgeable about the many facets of clinical and cosmetic dermatology as Dr. Zelickson. Because of his knowledge and honesty, doctors worldwide know they can depend on his assessment of new therapies, procedures and medical devices. This, in turn, has made him a much sought–after speaker for the plethora of professional medical society meetings and engagements that we have throughout the year. I am honored to know Dr. Zelickson and consider him a friend to the profession.
Dr. Brian Zelickson was one of our initial Thermage investigators and helped us understand the mechanisms of non–invasive skin tightening. He is a renowned expert on how collagen can affect skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of this country’s leading laser experts. Not only is he unparalleled as a laser surgeon, it is not an exaggeration to state that his superb research helps determine the future of dermatologic laser surgery.
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Most patients prefer seeing a doctor who is known for a particular specialty or procedure, but all patients want to see the doctor who invented the procedure or therapy. Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the most respected physicians in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has lectured around the world and is one of the most sought–after speakers for all major meetings in dermatology.
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We have felt honored to have Dr. Brian Zelickson, a world–renowned dermatologist who is distinguished as a high–quality care physician, serving as the investigator evaluating Syneron non–invasive skin tightening technology
I trained with Dr. Zelickson at Mayo Clinic, and I found him to be a very bright and creative dermatologist and scientist. Later, he was our best advisor when we set up our clinic in the Basque Country in Spain. I call him the ‘paparazzi of dermatology.’ His contribution to our speciality is probably among the best of this century.
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I have met many laser experts in my 20 years of teaching, lecturing and running a busy practice. There is no one who I respect more than Brian. If I have a clinical question or research idea, Brian is one of the few individuals I call, as I know I can count on his intellect, integrity and common sense.
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Dr. Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in the field of lasers for the treatment of the skin. His many years experience in treating thousands of patients with lasers and other medical devices makes him one of the most sought–after doctors in this field. Innovation and caring are his trademarks.