Ultherapy Specialist

Skin Oasis Dermatology

Katina Byrd Miles, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist located in Gambrills, MD

Are you embarrassed about the wrinkled, loose skin around your neck or chest? Dr. Katina Byrd Miles at Skin Oasis Dermatology offers Ultherapy®, an innovative and noninvasive “lift” option to boost your confidence and reduce signs of aging. If you live in or around Gambrills, Maryland, and are interested in learning more, call Dr. Miles today or schedule an appointment online to come in for a consultation.

Ultherapy Q & A

What is Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy® is a noninvasive and nonsurgical way to tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This innovative treatment uses ultrasound and your body's own natural healing process to lift, tone and tighten areas like your forehead, under your chin and neck, and even your upper chest. Ultherapy offers the benefits of a lift without the complications and inconvenience of surgery.

How does Ultherapy work?

Ultherapy stimulates your body’s natural ability to produce collagen, a protein that restores skin firmness and elasticity. The procedure sends targeted energy into the deep, structural tissues where your collagen lives. By stimulating these skin layers, Ultherapy initiates a natural response, stimulating the growth of new collagen. As the collagen develops, youthful volume erases the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles, lifting and tightening your skin over time.

The ultrasound technology of Ultherapy is a direct opposite to laser therapy. While lasers penetrate your skin from the outside-in, Ultherapy works noninvasively from the inside-out, bypassing the surface of your skin entirely. Because of this innovative process, your results will keep improving for up to six months following your procedure.

What are the advantages of Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the most impactful way to nonsurgically tighten the deep tissues of your face, neck, and chest. The treatment is effective and noninvasive, and has several more advantages, such as:

  • No scars
  • No downtime
  • Safe for all skin types
  • FDA-cleared

What should you expect during the Ultherapy procedure?

With Ultherapy treatment, you won’t have intense pain, but you’ll certainly feel the procedure. The intensity of the sensation varies from patient to patient and depends on several factors, including the area treated, the settings used, and the frequency of application to each area. Dr. Miles can administer oral pain medication or local anesthetic to minimize your discomfort.  She customizes the treatment for every patient, with the session typically lasting about 60 to 90 minutes.

Since Ultherapy is noninvasive, no downtime is required. If you experience slight redness, it usually fades within an hour. You can apply makeup and return to your normal activities immediately following your procedure.

What results should you expect with Ultherapy?

You should notice a reduction in wrinkles and an overall improvement in skin quality and firmness. Sagging, drooping skin near your eyes, lower face, chin, neck, and chest should significantly improve with just one treatment. Results of smoother, more youthful-looking skin will keep improving over the next two to six months as your body produces more collagen.

If you’re interested in reaping all the benefits that Ultherapy has to offer, call Skin Oasis Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online.