What is Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy is a non surgical skin tightening procedure under direct vision using ultrasound wave energy. It uses an ultrasound to see the deep layers of skin so the energy can be delivered precisely under direct vision.

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Stand firm in the face of gravity with Ultherapy®?

Nonsugical facelift with ultherapy

Ultherapy performed by DR. Shanthala

Collagen induction treatment with Ultherapy

ShanthalaMD is among the most elite practices in Peabody, MA to offer the Ultherapy® procedure for lifting sagging skin on your neck, chin, and brow—without surgery! And now, we can also improve lines and wrinkles on your décolletage using this FDA-cleared treatment. Ultherapy® uses tried-and-true ultrasound to stimulate the production of collagen deep within your skin, in a completely non-invasive way.

One treatment No downtime. Natural results

Why choose ShanthalaMD medspa and laser center?

Every patient is evaluated and treated by Dr. Shanthala—a board-certified physician. We are one of the first practices to introduce Ultherapy to the Northshore area, and take pride in treating each patient to their individual needs. Read Some Of Our Reviews To Hear For Yourself!

Dr. Shanthala is an astute Harvard and Yale trained board certified physician. I consider her medical training to be extremely important, but in addition to her training and knowledge, Dr. Shanthala has great listening skills, and really took the time to get to know me and my preferences. Dr. Shanthala has a very gentle, yet efficient way about her. She explains every step of the treatment process before she does it, and then talks about what she’s doing while she’s doing it. That was tremendously helpful in allaying any potential nervousness on my part. I had visited one of the chain facilities offering discounts on Ultherapy treatment, but the initial consult (with a 20 something person with no medical training) left me uncomfortable. I’m very glad to have made Dr. Shanthala’s acquaintance, and will definitely continue on as her client should I decide to have other treatments.

Frequently asked questions

Ultherapy® is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy® uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.

What is unique about Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Ultherapy is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial.

With the addition of the new Ultherapy® Décolletage Treatment, Ultherapy® is also now the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.

How does Ultherapy® work?

Ultrasound technology, similar to ultrasound imaging expectant mothers may receive, works from the inside-out. A smooth handpiece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. Your practitioner can now see the area they will be treating.

In addition to this standard ultrasound, the same handpiece delivers tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin. Your body’s response to this energy is to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lift of the skin for a more youthful appearance!

How long does Ultherapy® treatment take?

A typical treatment session is 60-90 minutes, depending on the treatment area. You will have some mild redness following the procedure, but it will quickly subside. After treatment, you are free to continue about your day as normal.

When will I see Ultherapy® results?

You may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will peak at 2-3 months, as collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. As collagen continues to build, further improvements can appear up to 6 months after your procedure.

How long do the Ultherapy® results last?

Patients treated with Ultherapy® still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure. But, skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process. The aging process varies by individual.

Does Ultherapy® hurt?

Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, so some may experience discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This is only a temporary sensation and a sign that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Your practitioner will consult with you before your treatment to ensure your experience is as pleasant as possible.

Are there any side effects with Ultherapy®?

There may be slight redness for up to an hour following the treatment. A small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness, but these are mild and subside quickly.

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Dr. Shanthala Shivananjappa MD

Dr. Shanthala is a board-certified, Harvard trained anesthesiologist, assistant professor at Yale University, and staff at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to opening her cosmetic medicine clinic. Her extensive experience working with plastic surgical patients in the operating room for more than 25 years, paired with years of training in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, has enabled Dr. Shanthala to have a unique perspective on Anti-aging treatments.

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