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They don’t call it “the invisible facelift” for nothing! For NDDA spa manager, Joni Thomas, most age reversing treatment plans start with Ultherapy or another tightening and lifting laser, to get that flawless “how old is she really?” look.

“It’s essential to start with the basic health of your skin. Thinking about your skin as a canvas means thinking about three important factors: texture, tone and tightening,” she says. “These are the three things I start with when anyone comes to me and asks what I can do to make the biggest difference in the shortest amount of time.”

For tightening, I go with Ultherapy, then photofractional laser treatments to even out the skin tone and resurface.

These are two heavy hitters that really make a big difference. When you’re at the point where you are looking for lift, Ultheraphy can give you a huge change, and if you’re not a good candidate for that, the Clearlift laser series can be an alternate option.

Ultherapy

Ultherapy, an ultrasound procedure that supporters call the invisible facelift, has earned the nickname “the lift without the stitch,” and it’s about as good as you can get without going under the knife. The procedure tightens and lifts skin by targeting the underlying tissues with precisely directed sound waves that stimulate collagen into a rebuilding process. And that process means firmer skin wherever the treatment is used. It is the only noninvasive treatment FDA approved to lift the skin on the eyebrows, neck, chin and improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. North Dallas Dermatology Associates is designated a “Center of Excellence” for the procedure, which means the practice is one of only a few national teaching sites designated by Ulthera.

  • Quick Recovery
    You can return to work or other activities immediately, and the entire procedure takes only 60 -120 minutes or slightly more, depending on the areas treated.
  • You Only Need One to two Treatments Every Two Years
    Ultherapy’s dramatic results often have patients asking when they can come back for more, but most people only need one treatment every two years to maintain the correction.
  • It’s Noninvasive and Customizable to Address Your Specific Areas of Concern 
    Because Ultherapy tackles skin laxity, it can be used as an added boost for other procedures such as Botox and fillers that address the signs of early aging, or alone for patients who want to avoid needles.
  • It Gets Better With Time
    Because Ultherapy activates your body’s natural collagen stimulation process, it’s unlikely you’ll see instant results, but when they do start to show up – 3 to 6 months post-procedure – they are noticeable.

Texture and Tone:

To get the best texture and tone, you need three months of targeted treatment to undo damage and reveal brighter, healthier layers of skin. Pair a series of fractional laser resurfacing with Fotofacial, also called “Photo-fractional” when paired together to soften fine lines and even out skin tone. We recommend a series of three to five sessions for each.

These treatments work together to stimulate collagen production and reduce pore size, by creating micro-injuries to the skin.  They stimulate a healing response that in turn increases the skin’s elastic and collagen production, preventing fine lines from deepening and giving skin a more radiant look. Optimal results are achieved in about three months, so this can be done in conjunction with Ultherapy.

Tightening:

Ulthera tightens and lifts skin by targeting the underlying tissues with precisely directed sound waves that stimulate collagen into a rebuilding process. And that process means firmer skin where the treatment is used.  It is the only noninvasive treatment FDA approved to lift the lower face (cheeks and jawline) along with the upper face (the skin on the eyebrows, neck, chin). It also improves lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.

You can return to work or other activities immediately. Ultherapy’s dramatic results often have patients asking when they can come back for more, but most people only need one treatment every two years to maintain the correction.

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