1635 North George Mason Dr Suite 380
Arlington, VA 22205
Advanced Plastic Surgery Center Dr. Talal Munasifi Dr. James Economides

Ultherapy® (Nonsurgical Skin Tightening with Ultrasound Laser) – Arlington, VA*

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About Ultherapy

If your skin is not as firm as it used to be, Advanced Plastic Surgery Center can help to improve its laxity with ultherapy, a noninvasive, nonsurgical intervention for loose skin on the face, neck, and chin. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ultherapy's ultrasound energy can change the elasticity of your skin in minutes. After your appointment as your skin begins to heal itself, your body goes into a natural collagen production mode to repair the skin. Plastic surgeons Dr. Talal Munasifi and Dr. James Economides are proud to offer ultherapy to Arlington, VA men and women. This procedure can be used in combination with other skin rejuvenation treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing or an injectable to leave the skin looking softer and younger.

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Procedure Technique

When you arrive, you will be asked to lie down in our minor procedure room where we will prepare your treatment area, which may include the application of a numbing agent. During the procedure, a handheld device that emits ultrasound energy will glide over your skin. Depending on the number of areas you are having treated, your sessions time will vary. After the procedure, it is typical for your skin to appear slightly pink and swollen. You can use ice packs and take an over-the-counter pain medication to decrease the pain and inflammation. You may apply makeup after your appointment and resume your day as usual.

frequently asked questions

Can ultherapy replace a facelift?
Ultherapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but it won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. Ultherapy is a great alternative, however, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

What is unique about ultherapy?
Ultherapy is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial.

How does ultherapy differ from laser treatments?
The ultherapy procedure stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer, which is typically addressed in cosmetic surgery, but it does this without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Unlike lasers, radio frequency, surgery, and other technologies, nonsurgical ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver ultrasound energy at precise depths and optimal temperature. This energy triggers a natural response under the skin, stimulating new collagen production.

How long does an ultherapy treatment take?
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60 – 90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.

When will I see results?
Results appear over 2 – 3 months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin on the neck, chin and brow as well as smooth skin on the chest. While ultherapy won’t duplicate the results of a facelift, it’s a clinically proven noninvasive alternative for those not ready for surgery and can even be an option for patients who wish to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

How many treatments will I need?
The results will reveal beautifully refreshed skin that is soft and smooth. Although a single treatment can provide stunning outcomes, multiple treatments may be needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Speak to Dr. Munasifi about how often you should come in for treatment.

How long will results last?
Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depend on the patient. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside.

Age Gracefully with Ultherapy

Treat yourself to ultherapy sessions at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center so that the skin on your chest, face, chin, and neck can look fabulously toned without surgery. Our ultrasound technique that is approved by the FDA will tighten your skin with no downtime. We would love to discuss this technique with you in a private consultation with plastic surgeons Dr. Talal Munasifi and Dr. James Economides in our Arlington, VA office. Schedule your appointment today.

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