What is unique about this procedure?

Dr. Billano was the first Dermatologist in Birmingham to offer Ultherapy to her patients.

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that can specifically target the deep foundation below the skin that is addressed in cosmetic surgery. It is also the only procedure to use Ultrasound imaging, which allows us to see the layers of tissue we target during treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective. An ultrasound image allows the practitioner to view the level of treatment before the ultrasound energy is applied.

What kind of technology does Ultherapy use?

What kind of technology does Ultherapy use?

Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound technology, which has received FDA clearance for use in this new type of medical procedure.

What does the Ultrasound therapy do?

Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy below the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's creation of new collagen. Collagen is the protein lattice work that provides strength to the skin underneath the skin.

Can Ultherapy replace a face lift?

Ultherapy is an "Uplift" not a face lift. While it is not a replacement for surgery it is a great option for those who want the appearance of looking refreshed. Many patients are leery of facelifts because they have seen celebrities who have had them and look radically different after the procedure. Many men and women appreciate this procedure because they look like themselves only well rested and tighter. Because the effects are gradual your friends and co-workers will think you look well rested and will never know you have undergone a medical procedure.

Is Ultherapy safe?

In 5 years of FDA testing there were no adverse effects.

Tens of thousands of treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.

How long does Ultherapy treatment take?

A full-face treatment takes 45-60 minutes and a partial face or brow lift treatment can take around 30 minutes-neither with no down time.

Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?

A good candidate for Ultherapy has skin that has "relaxed" to the point of looking and feeling loose. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids for instance, is often the first signs of "maturing" skin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are good candidates.

How long until I see results?

Patients may enjoy some initial effect but the ultimate 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.

How long do results last?

Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen up to 2 years' time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual. Most patients opt to have follow up treatment at a year to a year and a half to maintain their new lift.

 Will I feel the ultrasound during the treatment?

Will I feel the ultrasound during the treatment?

Yes. What you are feeling during the treatment are tiny amounts of focused ultrasound energy being deposited below the surface of the skin.

Patients have noted there can be some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.

We will ask for your feedback during the treatment to make sure you are comfortable.

Is Ultherapy painful?

Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, but there can be some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being

We will consult with you prior to your treatment to make your experience as pleasant as possible.

Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come!