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If you need extra help to get the defined jawline that you desire, you are not alone. Even with diet and exercise, there are some areas of the face and body that cannot be specifically targeted. Some of these areas include the jawline and neck, which are often resistant to targeted fat loss. One way to achieve more definition and reduce the appearance of wrinkles in this area of the face is with Ultherapy.

How Does Ultherapy Work?

Ultherapy is a noninvasive treatment that can firm up areas around the face including:

·  Brow

·  Jawline and chin

·  Neck

·  Décolleté

Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy, or energy from sound waves, which penetrates through the skin into the muscle of the treatment area. This causes the muscle to contract, which results in smoother and firmer skin and gives a more defined and contoured appearance. The treatment also stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, giving skin a more youthful look and decreasing the appearance of wrinkles. Because the treatment is noninvasive, requiring no incisions or cuts, the patient can carry on with their daily routines immediately following the treatment.

What to Expect from the Treatment

From start to finish, the entire procedure should take about an hour or less. First, ultrasound gel will be applied over the treatment area. Using the Ultherapy device, your doctor will then go over the treatment area in several passes at different depths. The Ultherapy device has different attachments that penetrate down to different depths. The deeper the penetration, the more the muscle contracts.

Even though the procedure is noninvasive, patients might still experience a bit of discomfort during the treatment. Your doctor might recommend using a painkiller ahead of time. It takes only one session to see results, and these results last about a year. Because part of the procedure involves stimulating the growth of collagen, some patients might not see results until two or three months have gone by, after the collagen has gotten a chance to rebuild itself and grow. For even better results, Ultherapy can be combined with other treatments such as CoolSculpt or Sculpsure. 

If you are looking for a noninvasive treatment for facial rejuvenation, Ultherapy may be a good option for you. It can target specific areas of the face that diet and exercise cannot, and results last up to a year. In addition to targeting areas of unwanted facial fat, Ultherapy also stimulates the production of collagen, which provides a more youthful looking appearance and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. 

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