Non-Surgical Skin Tightening with Dr. Brian Maloney
Over time, the body produces less collagen, a protein responsible for the skin’s firm and elastic quality. This causes the skin to loosen and droop, and wrinkles to form. While creams, serums and other anti-aging products may help for a short period of time, they can only do so much. At the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, individuals who desire noticeable and long-lasting rejuvenation results can benefit from Ultherapy. Using ultrasound energy, Ultherapy gently heats the deepest levels of tissue to stimulate collagen growth. It is the only non-invasive treatment FDA-approved for lifting the skin on the brow, neck and chin, as well as smoothing out wrinkles and lines on the décolletage. Dr. Brian Maloney, a double board certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, is pleased to offer Ultherapy to Atlanta patients who wish to lift and tighten skin without surgery or extensive downtime.
Ideal Candidates for Ultherapy
Ideal candidates for Ultherapy are individuals who:
- Have mild to moderate skin laxity on the eyebrows, chin and neck
- Have lines and wrinkles of the chest
- Want to postpone or avoid surgery
- Want to tweak or maintain the results of their surgical procedure
Candidacy for Ultherapy is determined on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Maloney meets with patients individually to evaluate their needs and goals. Depending on the desired outcome, the doctor may recommend several treatment sessions or combining Ultherapy with another anti-aging or skin procedure.
Ultherapy Procedure Details
Ultherapy is performed in-office and patients may select from topical anesthetics to self-administered nitrous oxide to make the procedure more comfortable. Treatment ranges from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the treatment area and size. To begin, the Ultherapy specialist will position the Ultherapy handpiece over the treatment area. The handpiece projects images from underneath the skin, allowing the specialist to “see” the deepest levels of the skin tissue that need to be treated, ensuring precise treatment. The handpiece then gently delivers ultrasound heat energy to these tissues, stimulating the production of fresh, new collagen. The process is repeated until all targeted tissue has been treated.
Collagen production happens gradually. This means the results of Ultherapy (tighter, lifted, smoother skin) will become visible over time (approximately two to three months after treatment).
What to Expect After Ultherapy
One of the advantages of Ultherapy is that it does not require significant downtime. Patients can return to work and resume normal activities immediately after treatment. Minor side effects, including swelling, tenderness and soreness are normal and should subside quickly.
While some patients will see their desired results after one treatment, others may need several. Dr. Maloney can discuss a treatment plan (including the number and frequency of treatments) during a personal consultation.
Contact the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
To learn more about turning back the clock with Ultherapy, please schedule an appointment with the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. Contact our Atlanta practice by calling (770) 804-0007 or emailing us today.