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Christopher K. Patronella, Md, Facs, Fics

Ultherapy®

Ultherapy® with Dr. Chris Patronella in Houston is the only treatment can lift and tighten sagging skin by targeting the deep tissue layers beneath it without cutting or disrupting the skin’s surface!

No Surgery or Downtime Required

Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

Give Your Face and Neck A Lift with Ultherapy®

Ultherapy®, which is FDA-approved for safety, uses ultrasound technology to deliver heat into the deep foundation layer beneath the skin to stimulate the creation of new collagen and the renewal of its existing collagen. The result is firmer skin, and a more youthful, uplifted facial appearance!

A treatment can be completed in-office in just 30 to 60 minutes, and afterwards you may immediately resume your normal activities. Though some patients notice initial improvement right away, the greatest toning and lifting is typically seen over the next two to three months as the collagen building process takes place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy®?

    Individuals who are starting to notice that skin is looking more relaxed—typically those who are in their 30s and older—are good candidates. Sagging eyelid skin and a browline that has begun to descend are two common characteristics of aging skin. Ultherapy® repairs skin that is mildly to moderately loose, providing a more uplifted, refreshed look to areas that include:

    • Forehead and brows
    • Eyes
    • Mid-to-lower face and neck
  • Can Ultherapy® replace a facelift?

    Ultherapy® provides an “uplift” to firm and tone skin, but it does not deliver the equivalent extensive lifting and firming that is accomplished through a facelift. However, for those who would like to improve loose, sagging skin, but wish to postpone or avoid surgery for various reasons, Ultherapy® provides an alternative solution.

  • Why is collagen important to skin, and how does Ultherapy® stimulate the creation of new collagen?

    Collagen is a natural protein in the skin that gives it firmness and strength. As we age, our collagen begins to break down, which causes skin to sag and develop wrinkles. Ultherapy® delivers heat beneath the surface of the skin. This action helps to jumpstart the collage renewal and rebuilding process, which ultimately results in skin that has a more toned and tightened appearance.

  • How many treatments will I need?

    Most patients only need one treatment. Depending on the laxity of the skin and an individual’s own biological response to ultrasound and the collagen rebuilding process, some may find that an additional treatment is beneficial.

  • What does Ultratherapy® feel like?

    Patients may experience some temporary discomfort while the ultrasound energy is targeting the deep tissues. This is a positive indication that the collagen rebuilding process has begun.

  • Will I experience any side effects?

    You may have slight redness for up to an hour or so, and a small percentage of patients may experience slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary effects. As with any procedure, the possibility of less common side effects could occur, which your provider will review with you.

Cost of Ultherapy®

Our Ultherapy® prices generally range between $1600 and $4400. Each treatment is customized based upon an evaluation of your skin’s characteristics, the areas you desire to improve, and the number of treatment lines that are required.

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Dr. Patronella’s warm and friendly patient care team will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have and schedule your appointment with Dr. Patronella in Houston, TX.

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