There are several non-surgical treatments that help reverse facial aging, but only Ultherapy actually lifts and tightens the underlying structures that are repositioned during facelift surgery. That's why Dr. Ronald J. Johnson offers Ultherapy treatments at our Memphis-area office, using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to precisely target the tissues that cause tissue to sag around the face, jowls, and neck. You'll have tighter, lifted skin in less than an hour — and without any downtime.
If sagging, loose skin is making you look older than you feel, request a consultation online to meet personally with Dr. Johnson at Wolf River Plastic Surgery near Memphis to discuss Ultherapy. Or call (901) 737-1050 and one of our friendly staff members will help schedule an appointment.
Results Tell the Story
Before-and-after photos of actual patients are a testament to Ultherapy's proven, long-lasting effectiveness.
Photos courtesy of Ultherapy
What Can Ultherapy Do?
When you look in the mirror, does the image reflect the way you feel? Or do you look tired and older because of sagging, loose skin? Ultherapy both tightens and lifts the skin, turning back the clock without surgery. It is the only non-invasive procedure cleared by the FDA to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the brow. Additionally, Ultherapy is FDA cleared to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the upper chest, so women can feel confident wearing low-cut tops and dresses.
Areas Treated by Ultherapy
Ultherapy treatments are tailored to meet the needs of each patient. You may have sagging eyebrows that make you appear tired or worried, or lax neck skin that's commonly called a "turkey wattle." Ultherapy is effective when treating:
- Upper face (eyes and brow)
- Lower face (cheeks and jawline)
- Upper chest
Dr. Johnson performs all non-surgical treatments at his practice. Depending on the area or areas treated, your procedure will take 30 minutes to 2 hours. Ultrasound energy is a time-tested technology that's been proven safe for multiple uses.
The hand-held device Dr. Johnson uses during Ultherapy treatments carefully delivers controlled energy deeper beneath the skin than laser skin rejuvenation procedures. The heat stimulates collagen growth without damaging the skin's surface, so no downtime is needed following the treatments. Most patients see significant, long-lasting results from a single treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I see results?
Ultherapy uses heat energy to stimulate the growth of new collagen, which occurs as part of the body's natural healing process. That takes time, usually about 2 to 3 months. The results gradually become more apparent during that time.
Does Ultherapy get the same results as a surgical facelift?
Even though an Ultherapy treatment targets the same deep layer of tissue that's involved in cosmetic surgery, the procedure won't match a facelift's results. It should be considered the best non-surgical alternative available for patients who don't need, or aren't ready for, a full facelift.
What does Ultherapy cost?
Ultherapy treatment costs vary depending on a number of factors, including the number and size of areas being treated. Dr. Johnson is committed to offering competitive prices and provides financing options for qualified individuals.
Is Ultherapy painful?
The sensation experienced during an Ultherapy treatment varies from patient to patient. It lasts only as long as the ultrasound energy is actually being delivered and indicates that your skin is beginning to produce collagen. Dr. Johnson's facility is the only practice in the region offering oral sedation and regional nerve block anesthesia to increase comfort.