Ultherapy New Orleans
Stand firm in the face of gravity—with Ultherapy®!
Dr. Pelias is among the elite practices in New Orleans to offer the Ultherapy procedure for lifting sagging skin on your neck, chin and brow—without surgery! And now, we can also improve lines and wrinkles on your décolletage using this FDA-cleared treatment. Ultherapy uses tried-and-true ultrasound to stimulate the production of collagen deep within your skin, in a completely non-invasive way.
Ultherapy® is a system manufactured by Ulthera, Inc. that uses micro-focused ultrasound to tighten and lift skin. Ultherapy produces an image of the skin and underlying connective tissue so Dr. Pelias can deliver targeted energy under the surface of the skin with the optimal depth, temperature and precision necessary to generate new collagen and to tighten and lift the skin. Ultherapy stimulates collagen generation and tightens the connective tissue at a deeper level than other non-surgical treatments. This can result in higher eyebrows, a tighter jaw line, and smoother neck. Recent evidence shows efficacy for skin tightening in additional treatment sites such as the chest, abdomen, arms and knees.
Ultherapy received FDA approval in 2009 and is the only non-invasive procedure approved in the U.S. to lift skin on the lower face, neck and brow. Dr. Pelias has several years of experience with Ultherapy in New Orleans. She offers Ulthera skin tightening of the abdomen, upper arms and even the thighs in our Uptown New Orleans office.
Why choose Dr. Pelias for Ultherapy?
Ultherapy results and patient comfort heavily depend on physician technique, which is why our treatments are personally administered by Dr. Pelias. Dr. Pelias has extensivel experience with Ultherapy and a long track record of achieving the best results while minimizing the risk of complications.
Dr. Pelias is able to offer the highest possible level of patient comfort without compromising the procedure’s effectiveness in our New Orleans office. We continue working with Ulthera to refine our proprietary treatment protocols and to offer our patients the latest advances and software upgrades.
Our assessment: The new Ultherapy system can be an excellent option for patients with mild to moderate laxity who aren’t ready for a surgical brow lift or a facelift as well as those who want to “stay ahead of the game”. It is suitable for all skin colors and treatment can be completed in a single 30-60 minute session with minimal ensuing downtime. The treatment initiates the lifting process, but the effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months, as tired collagen is replenished with new, stronger collagen. Further improvements can even appear up to six months following a procedure as this collagen-building process continues and patients gradually look more youthful and refreshed.
One treatment. No downtime. Natural results.
Check out the Before & After photos
Ultherapy on Neck
Ultherapy Eye Lift
Ultherapy Arm Lift
Q: What is Ultherapy?
A: Ultherapy is a non-surgical face and neck treatment developed by Ulthera, Inc and preformed by Dr. Pelias in our New Orleans office. It uses ultrasound to lift and tone loose or sagging skin without any significant downtime.
Q: How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures?
A: Ultherapy targets deep tissue below the skin, an area typically reached with cosmetic surgery. Ultherapy also provides ultrasound imaging, which allows Dr. Pelias to actually see the layers of tissue that are targeted during the treatment, and thus ensure the energy is delivered where it will be most effective.
Q: Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A: Someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the neck or the jowls, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates. Ultherapy is also a good option for people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Q: Are men good candidates for Ultherapy?
A: Absolutely! Ultherapy works equally well on both men and women.
Q: Why choose Union Square Laser Dermatology for Ultherapy?
A: Results and patient comfort heavily depend on physician technique, which is why our Ultherapy treatments are personally administered by Dr. Pelias. Dr. Pelias have extensive clinical experience with Ultherapy and a long track record of achieving the best results while minimizing the risk of complications. We continue working with Ulthera to refine our proprietary treatment protocols and to offer our patients the latest advances and software upgrades.
Q: What results can be expected?
Ultherapy addresses mild to moderate loose or sagging skin by reconditioning and renewing the collagen underlying the skin. Ultherapy can lift the brow, which in turn reduces excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes, and gives a more refreshed look overall. It can also improve the appearance of loose skin in the jowls or neck.
Q: How does Ultherapy work?
A: Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy below the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s creation of new collagen. As a result, skin will lift and tone over a period of several weeks.
Q: What does collagen do?
A: Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness and bounce by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength, elasticity and the ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens your existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
Q: Is Ultherapy uncomfortable or painful?
A: It really varies from patient to patient. Some patients tolerate the procedure well while other patients experience discomfort or pain while the energy is being delivered. This pain and discomfort are temporary and a signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. We have extensive experience with pain management for Ultherapy and are able to offer the highest possible level of patient comfort during the procedure. Dr. Pelias will adjust the procedure based on each patient’s response and comfort threshold and will provide numbing injections as well as oral medications as needed for patient comfort. There is no pain after the procedure and patients usually tell us that any discomfort was well worth it given the benefits to come.
Q: How long does it take to recover?
A: Typically there is no downtime, and patients can return to their normal activities after treatment.
Q: How long does it take to see results?
A: Patients may see some initial effect but most lifting and toning will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. As this collagen-building process continues, further improvements can appear up to 6 months following a procedure
Q: How long do the results last?
A: Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen a year after the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, and the appropriate frequency varies for each patient.
Q: Can Ultherapy replace a facelift?
A: Ultherapy is an “uplift” not a “face lift.” While it is not a replacement for surgery, it is a viable option for those not ready for a face lift or those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Q: What about treating regions other than the face?
A: Recent clinical research shows that Ultherapy can be effective in tightening sagging skin on the body, particularly on the chest, abdomen, under the arms and around the knees. If you are interested in areas other than the face, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Pelias to see if Ultherapy would be a good approach to tighten and smooth your trouble spots.
Q: How does Ultherapy compare to lasers?
A: Lasers typically address issues in the superficial layers of the skin (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles, pigment changes). Ultherapy addresses the deep skin layer to lift and lend support to the skin. The two technologies address different areas and thus can be used together when a combined approach is desired.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: There may be slight redness for a few hours following the treatment, and it is not uncommon to experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch for a few weeks. These side effects are typically mild and temporary. It is also possible to experience certain post-procedural effects such as bruising and small areas of numbness, but these are less common and will typically dissipate over the two weeks following treatment.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Ultherapy typically costs between $1,000 and $5,500 depending on the extent of treatment. You will receive a precise estimate after your consultation with Dr. Pelias.
Q: Is Ultherapy safe?
A: Ultherapy has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and tens of thousands of treatments have been performed worldwide without any significant adverse events.
Q: How many treatments are needed?
A: The majority of patients only need one treatment, while those with a fair amount of laxity may need more than one treatment. Annual touch-up treatments can help slow down the rate of skin aging.
Ultherapy® – Making National Headlines!
Ultherapy is all-the-buzz! You may have seen it featured on national TV shows such as Rachael Ray, The Doctors, 20/20 and The View, plus touted by big-name beauty editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and more.
At Marilyn Pelias Cosmetic Surgery Center, we offer the acclaimed non-surgical lifting procedure, Ultherapy, which counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your face and neck skin. The beauty of this 60-minute in-office procedure is that it stimulates the production of new collagen non- invasively. The result? Tighter, better-fitting skin!
And now, there’s even more to talk about! Ultherapy is also the only non-invasive treatment specifically FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage