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Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a noninvasive skin tightening procedure. It uses high-focused, intense ultrasound energy to tighten and lift skin by gently heating the tissue and stimulating the body’s collagen-building process, with visible results from a single session.

It’s cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the brow and décolletage area (the neck, chin, and chest), but some doctors also use it off label, on other parts of the body with loose skin (such as the stomach and above the elbows or knees).

Ultherapy is offered in our Toronto, Markham and North York medi spa. 

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More About Ultherapy

Ultherapy, beloved by many celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, is the most powerful anti aging non surgical mini facelift so far in the market. The powerful ultrasound technology in this machine utilizes concentrated waves to create high heat deep in the dermis and can target the SMAS muscle. Ultherapy is different than radio-frequency (RF) or any laser tightening methods since ultrasound technology do not affect the outer layer of the skin. When Ultherapy heats up the different layers, it elicits the body’s natural healing response which then stimulates collagen and elastin production. Results are long-lasting as it creates mature collagen. Our specialized Ultherapy practitioner will mark the face to avoid facial nerves and major vessels. The ultrasound handpiece then delivers specific pulses at specific depths depending on what the treatment area is. 

 

Depending on whether you’re doing a face-and-neck procedure, a chest treatment, or all of the above, one session can take 30 to 90 minutes. An ultrasound conductive gel is applied to the skin, and your doctor moves a handheld device across your skin’s surface, to transmit the ultrasound energy to the deeper skin layers. This energy enters your skin at precisely the right depth to jump-start collagen production.

 

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Ultherapy is offered in our Markham, Yorkville, and North York location.

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Pro and Cons of Ultherapy

Pros

  • The noninvasive procedure bypasses the surface of the skin, so side effects and downtime are minimal.
  • You may see an immediate improvement, with increasing benefits over the next two to three months.
  • It’s safe for all skin types and tones, and most people can be candidates.
  • Unlike some more intense facial rejuvenation treatments, you can have repeat treatments, to further improve or maintain your results.

Cons

  • Treatment sessions can be painful, though most doctors will give you medication to make it more comfortable.
  • You’ll have to wait a few months in order to see significant results.
  • Results are far less dramatic than the lifting and tightening of a surgical facelift, and they don’t last nearly as long.

Who is a good candidate for ultherapy?

A good candidate has skin that’s started to look less firm, leading to a lowered eyebrow line, sagging neck skin, or jowling. Typically, people with mild to moderate skin laxity find Ultherapy most beneficial. The treatment is safe for any skin tone. 

Does ultherapy hurt?

An Ultherapy session is no walk in the park. The treatment is ultrasound-based, but it’s not the same kind of procedure as a diagnostic ultrasound imaging: this one uses heat energy, with temperatures reaching as high as 140°F in the deep subcutaneous tissue. 

What to expect?

  • Typically, there’s minimal downtime, though you may experience some slight redness, swelling, and (very rarely) bruising. You may also feel a bit sore or tingly in the treated areas for anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks afterward. 
  • Slight swelling, tingling, tenderness to touch
  • Noticeable results at 2-3 months
  • Final results at 3-6 months
  • Results last 1-2 years

Doctor's Orders

  • Stay healthy – eat well, reduce alcohol and smoking as it contributes to collagen and elastin depletion
  • Sleep for at least 8 hours
  • Exercise at least 1 hour a week
  • Even though Ultherapy is considered a “safe” treatment, there are still risks and potential side effects, particularly in inexperienced hands. Too much heat applied close to the skin’s surface can cause welts, and patients can experience numbness, burning, and even nerve weakness, in rare cases.

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Before and After ultherapy

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About DR. SHAWN SEIT, MD

Dr. Shawn Seit, MD is the founder and medical director of Rejuuv Medispa. He is a graduate of University of Toronto’s Medical School and trained with Dr. R. Stephen Mulholland who has been voted one of the top ten cosmetic plastic surgeons in Canada by Flare Magazine. Dr. Shawn Seit, MD is rated on RateMd and Verified Real Self Doctor. 

Dr. Seit has extensive experience with cosmetic picoway laser use, injection rhinoplasty, Botox, dermal fillers, and facial sculpting. Dr. Seit also performs a new non-surgical body sculpting technique to dissolve unwanted fat deposits on the body. Dr. Seit’s techniques will result in attractive, natural-looking enhancements.

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