What Is Ultherapy®?
If your skin is not as tight as you'd like, Ellsworth Plastic Surgery can help improve its laxity with Ultherapy, a noninvasive intervention for loose facial, neck, and décolletage skin. With approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ultherapy's ultrasound energy can improve the firmness of your skin in a short treatment. After your session, as the skin begins to heal itself, your body produces more collagen to repair the skin. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Ellsworth IV is proud to offer Ultherapy to Houston, TX women and men. This procedure can be performed in combination with other nonsurgical skin procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing or an injectable to leave the skin looking revitalized.
"Dr. Ellsworth performed a Flap surgical procedure on me. I had a stage 4 isheal pressure ulcer that required removal of tissue to the bone. I then had to lay on my side for 5 weeks in an LTAC facility.Dr. Ellsworth and his staff took very good care of me pre and post-op, which was over 1 year. He has an exceptional bedside manner. He and his entire staff are very professional. He takes time with his patients.In addition, Dr. Ellsworth did a procedure on our 22 year old son to remove excess skin from his tummy after he lost 65 lbs."- B.V. / Google / Jul 30, 2016
"Cannot recommend Dr. Ellsworth and his team enough. As a woman looking for good recommendations for a Mommy makeover, I only had Instagram posts to go by as many women aren’t openly recommending this procedure on Google reviews as they are public and not anonymous. However, my family is in the medical industry and Dr. Ellsworth comes highly recommended by other doctors because he puts your safety and wishes FIRST. I had one other consult with a popular Houston Plastic Surgeon on Instagram and honestly, I didn’t feel “heard”. Most plastic surgeons have their own aesthetic, and they say go to a surgeon who matches your aesthetic goals. Well, Dr. Ellsworth listens to YOU and matches YOUR aesthetic goals. As it should be! Dr. Ellsworth does not have many pictures online anywhere but let me tell you, I could not be happier with my results thus far and I am only 11 weeks post-op. My first stage I had a circumferential abdominoplasty and a buttock aug, NOT a BBL. He does a different procedure because BBLs are dangerous! (Google them). I also think BBLs don’t look natural and I wanted a natural looking result. I LOVE my results!! His bedside manner and his support staff has made this an amazing experience. Carina Nelson (his PA) is also the best!! I have staged my procedures as this was recommended. I have lost excessive weight and he wants to take time to make sure it is done as I wanted and safely. I cannot wait to see my results after stage 2 is done this summer. I get SOOOOOOOOOO many compliments already on stage 1 and I tell anyone who comments that it was with the help of an amazing plastic surgeon!! I have no shame! After 3 kids and losing 80lbs, I couldn’t look this good without Dr.Ellsworth and Carina!! Thank you!!! I will update after stage 2, I expect it to be an equally amazing experience. Do yourself a favor and definitely go in for a consult with Dr. Ellsworth and his staff if you are shopping around for a plastic surgeon, you will NOT regret it!"- K.M. / Office Visit / Jun 07, 2022
"Recomiendo 100% al Dr. Ellsworth y todo el staff Que trabaja en sus equipo en especial Carina y Cecilia. Este año tuve dos procedimientos tissue expander y DIEP Flap para reconstruir después de una mastectomia. Estoy satisfecha con los resultados, es increíble como pude volver a la normalidad. La recuperación y proceso del DIEP flap puede ser intimidante. Pero vale la pena, ya que los resultados son asombrosos. La naturalidad y la sensibilidad están volviendo. Agradezco mucho haberme encontrado a este equipo profesional, y me siento afortunada que me hayan recomendado este procedimiento. Gracias una vez más por su ayuda, y excelente trabajo profesional."- V.V. / Facebook / Nov 30, 2021
"If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon who is attentive, professional and has genuine bedside manner, look no further. You will be in good hands. My mommy makeover was easy and my recovery was a breeze! Dr. Ellsworth and his team of amazing PAs, nurses and front office staff were amazing. I am pleased and thrilled with my results!!"- A.A. / Google / Nov 21, 2021
"Ally is very personable, knows her stuff, and she is very gentle!! I will definitely be back!"- J.R. / Google / Jul 27, 2021
What are the benefits of ultherapy?
Loose skin can lead to a decreased sense of self-confidence. While many surgical procedures can tighten skin, not everyone is ready or able to commit to surgery. Ultherapy can produce significant results without the need for anesthesia, incisions, or extended recovery times. Patients choose to work with Ellsworth Plastic Surgery for the following benefits:
- Natural treatment: Ultherapy uses your body's natural healing process to achieve results.
- No downtime: You can return to regular activities immediately after treatment.
- Short procedure time: The entire procedure can be performed during a lunch break.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For UlTherapy?
Women and men can both benefit from treatments with Ultherapy. If you are noticing that your facial skin has become looser with mild to moderate lines and wrinkles (near the mouth, eyes, and brow), or noticing a slight droop in the jowls, you may be a good candidate for Ultherapy. If you have more severe sagging or deeper lines and wrinkles, facelift surgery may be a more suitable choice for you.
How Is Ultherapy Performed?
When you get to our office, you will be asked to relax in our minor procedures room where a team member will prepare your treatment area, which may include the application of numbing cream. For the treatment, a handheld device that focuses energy from ultrasound waves will glide over your skin. Depending on the number of areas you are having treated, your sessions may last about 30 – 90 minutes. It is very common for your skin to be mildly pink and irritated. You can use cold packs and take over-the-counter pain medication to treat the pain and inflammation. You may apply makeup after your treatment and continue your normal day.
What Should I Expect After Ultherapy Treatment?
Ultherapy won't show results immediately. You will need time for your skin to adjust and heal after each Ultherapy treatment. With the increase in collagen, your skin will firm in about 6 – 8 months.
Is Ultherapy safe?
Ultherapy is a safe treatment with relatively no downtime. Of course, there are certain groups that are not qualified for this procedure, including pregnant women or people with certain health conditions. Dr. Ellsworth has helped countless patients through safe and effective techniques and can determine your eligibility for Ultherapy during a consultation.
Is Ultherapy painful?
Ultrasound energy is deeply penetrating and provides dramatic results, but it's not painful. Most people describe Ultherapy as tolerable, especially since we use a special numbing cream prior to the treatment. You may experience some pink and irritated skin after treatment with Ellsworth Plastic Surgery, but this generally resolves within a few days.
How long until I see results from Ultherapy?
You may notice some improvement in the skin's tone and texture immediately after treatment. However, it takes time for new collagen production to regenerate and tighten your skin. It typically takes 6 – 8 months before you see the best results. For many people in Houston, TX, this is a life-changing procedure for looking and feeling great again!
Age Gracefully with Ultherapy
Treat yourself to Ultherapy at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery so that the skin on your chest, face, chin, and neck can be firmer without surgery. Our ultrasound process that is approved by the FDA will tighten your skin with no downtime. We would love to discuss the benefits of Ultherapy with you during a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Ellsworth in our Houston, TX office. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.