What is Ultherapy?
By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
September 26, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Ultherapy  

Your Prairieville and Baton Rouge, LA, dermatologist can help you get the youthful skin you want, and without the painful surgical ultherapyprocedures that take too long to heal. Dr. Ann Zedlitz offers her patients Ultherapy! Are you interested in finding out more?


This non-invasive procedure is done using an ultrasound. Yes, the same ultrasound used to see an unborn child. It doesn't disrupt the skin and can be used to lift the skin in various parts of the face: chin, neck and brow. The procedure only takes 60 minutes and has almost no downtime, but the result will appear over an average period of three to six months. You should see your skin more toned, lifted, tightened and smoother over that period of time.

The treatment isn't painful, but everyone has their own tolerance. If you're feeling uncomfortable, Dr. Zedlitz supplies her patients with medication to make the treatment an easier and more relaxing experience. There are a few side effects but not to worry, they are temporary.

Here are a few of the temporary effects:

  • Mild redness
  • Tenderness
  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Bruising

The youthful results can last a year, especially if you're visiting your Prairieville and Baton Rouge dermatologist for touchups and are following her maintenance regimen. This isn't a one-rule-applies-to-all situation, however. Depending on your skin, you may find results varying. Also, one session could be enough for some, but it may not be what your skin needs to attain the appearance you desire.

And, while this treatment can't replace surgical procedures like facelifts, patients who are older than 30 can usually have this procedure done if their doctor says it's safe for them. In addition to that, if you're a man and want to attain a more youthful look, well Ultherapy isn't just for women!

If you're interested in Ultherapy and would like to find out more or make an appointment at one of Dr. Zedlitz's offices, Prairieville or Baton Rouge, LA, then give her a call today!