One of the most exciting and innovative procedures Dr. Timothy R. Miller offers for a non-surgical approach to a lifted, Refreshed appearance is Ultherapy. Available in Orange County at our Aliso Viejo practice, Ultherapy is the only procedure cleared by the FDA to non-invasively lift the eyebrows, the cheeks, the area under the chin, and the neck. It's also FDA-cleared to reduce décolletage lines and wrinkles. Using the same ultrasound technology that's been safely employed for decades, Ultherapy tightens and lifts your skin without surgery.
If you've been thinking about getting a facelift or rhinoplasty in Orange County, call us at 949-482-1752 or request your consultation online to discover whether Ultherapy is right for you. Dr. Miller is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, and people visit Refreshed Aesthetic Surgery for one of the most outstanding Ultherapy Orange County and beyond has to offer.
Ultherapy Dr. Miller's Approach
Ultherapy is a FDA approved non-invasive treatment. The end result? Your skin will be firmer and tighter, with a lifted, rejuvenated appearance.
As an non-invasive treatment, there is no downtime involved, so you can schedule an appointment that is convenient and then return to your normal daily activities. The results do take time, however. Ultherapy targets tissue deep in the skin without damaging the surface skin itself. The ultrasound energy triggers controlled injuries that cause the body's healing reaction to ramp up, which promotes the production of collagen.
New, youthful collagen fibers are produced during the next 3 to 6 months, meaning your results will appear gradually, although some patients begin to see their results immediately. The best candidates for Orange County Ultherapy treatments are men and women whose skin is beginning to show early signs of aging, although most patients of any age who do not want surgery can benefit from the treatment. Ultherapy is effective for the following areas:
- Under the chin
The procedure takes between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the number of areas treated. Patients report brief discomfort during the procedure and minimal to no discomfort afterward. Any redness that may appear immediately after the treatment typically diminishes within a few hours. For those patients concerned with pain from Ultherapy, Dr. Miller offers a variety of options to make the treatment a pleasant experience. These options range from choices as simple as oral sedatives and pain medications to twilight anesthesia or even general anesthesia. These options will be discussed during your consultation.
Common Questions or Concerns
How Is Ultherapy Different From Laser Treatments in Orange County?
Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical, ultrasound treatment that uses the body’s own healing response to gradually lift and tighten the skin and smooth lines and wrinkles. The system uses sound energy, which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat the deeper layers.
Lasers work with light energy. As they cannot reach deep below the surface of the skin at optimal temperatures, they are typically used to treat superficial layers and are not FDA-approved for lifting the skin. Ultherapy and laser treatments are often compatible when combined, as each technology is used to treat different skin issues.
What Is Collagen and What Does It Do for the Skin?
Collagen is the main structural protein found in the skin and connective tissue and the most abundant protein in the body. It gives the skin strength and elasticity and functions to replace dead skin cells. Collagen is what gives youthful skin its firmness, elasticity, and resistance to the effects of gravity. Collagen production begins to diminish as we age, which leads to the signs of aging we know all too well, such as sagging skin, lines, wrinkles and creases.
How Does Ultherapy Stimulate Collagen Production?
In a typical Orange County Ultherapy procedure, Dr. Miller carefully and precisely delivers focused ultrasound energy deep below the surface of the skin at the optimum temperature to stimulate collagen production. Ultrasound imaging allows Dr. Miller to actually view the targeted tissue layers during treatment.
The ultrasound energy jump starts a natural regenerative process known as “neocollagenenesis” – the natural process of producing more collagen. Ultherapy relies on the body’s own regenerative process to lift the skin for a more youthful appearance, with noticeable, natural-looking results that improve over time.
Ultherapy Treatment in Aliso Viejo, Newport Beach, and Orange County
Dr. Timothy R. Miller is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing since 2005. As his practice is focused exclusively on surgical and non-surgical treatments for the face and neck, he has developed an exceptionally high level of skill and artistry in treating areas. Dr. Miller serves patients from Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Irvine, San Clemente, Newport Beach, and Orange County for Ultherapy treatments and a range of other surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures. His patients look refreshed after treatment – never pulled, altered, or strained.
The Extra Touch
Combining Ultherapy with dermal fillers can give your face an overall refreshed appearance that the ultrasound treatment may not accomplish by itself. Our menu of other non-surgical facial treatments can brighten your complexion and enhance your Ultherapy results. If you would benefit better from a surgical procedure such as a facelift, Dr. Miller can help you form a treatment plan.