Introducing the FIRST AND ONLY FDA approved device to tighten, firm, and  “LIFT” the skin without any recovery!  This revolutionary treatment is a NON-INVASIVE ultrasound treatment for lifting the underlying tissues and providing a firmer, tighter, and more youthful appearance with no recovery period.  This treatment will be the answer to a non-surgical option for full face rejuvenation. The Ulthera device is unique and is unlike any other device that has been used in the aesthetics arena, because it enables clinicians to clearly visualize the deeper tissue layers to deliver the ultrasound energy to lift the skin without surgery. This is the first time, clinicians can actually SEE the tissue layers and SEE exactly where the energy is being delivered.  By using sound waves, the same type of ultrasound energy that is used for imaging pregnant women to monitor a baby, micro beads of heat are delivered at a precise level in the skin to affect the deep layers of the skin, leaving the superficial skin layer completely untouched. The ultrasound treatment will stimulate your body’s own growth of new collagen and provide a long lasting effect. This technology will deliver skin rejuvenation by lifting the skin in a natural, gradual response without any recovery period using a trusted, safe method without surgery.  This IS the answer for skin tightening without surgery……and Dr. Short is very excited to offer this revolutionary new device to her patients!  This is the device to counteract the effects of aging by using the body’s own healing response by visualizing then delivering energy to the deeper structures to produce visible results without any downtime.

Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?

Patients whom have loose skin around the eyes, the jowl area and the neckline.  Patients who are experiencing a relaxation in the skin to the face and have a lowered or sagging brow.  Patients whom have a flattened cheek, downturning of the mouth, looseness of skin to the face such as the neck line, marionette lines to the chin area or sagging skin causing unflattering folds to the skin such as the nasolabial folds.

How does the Ultherapy work?

As with other ultrasound procedures, the smooth applicator is placed upon your skin and it will project an image onto a screen that allows your clinician to plan where the energy will be focused.  This same applicator is then used to deliver the energy and heat at the precise level of depth below the skin to achieve the desired result.  The superficial skin layer is not affected at all.  Your skin’s response to the ultrasound energy is to stimulate growth of new collagen, resulting in a gradual, natural lift over time. The treatment will last between 30-90 minutes.

Precise ultrasound energy is delivered to the deeper tissue layers by using the transducer.Ultherapy-3


New collagen is stimulated resulting in a lifted, tighter, more firm skin appearance.

How does the Ultherapy treatment feel?

Comfort levels vary from person to person, but this is an in office treatment. Many patients, as well as our own staff whom have been treated, describe the sensation as a small prickling under the skin or heat beneath the skin.  To allow patients a more comfortable experience, patients can take a mild analgesic prior to the treatment or simply just bring their IPOD to enhance their relaxation during the treatment.

Ultherapy in Elle and New You!

Ultherapy in Elle and New You!

How does the Ultherapy treatment differ from skin tightening treatments such as Thermage or SkinTyte or Pelleve?

Ultherapy is the only skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound for non-invasive skin tightening, and is the only FDA modality approved to LIFT the skin.  Thermage and Pelleve use radio frequency technology, and Skintyte uses broadband light energy to deliver energy to the deeper tissue layers to stimulate new collagen growth but Ultherapy enables clinicians to actually SEE the depth of the tissue layer to deliver the energy to a precise, accurate tissue depth. Ultherapy is also a single treatment session whereas the other skin tightening treatments can be multiple treatment sessions and the longevity of the Ultherapy results are predicted to last many years.

What should I expect after the Ultherapy treatment?

Following a treatment, there is NO recovery period and NO downtime.  You may return to your normal activities and normal skin care regimen immediately.  There may be a slight flushed appearance to the skin directly after the treatment that will resolve within a few hours.  Some patients may experience mild tenderness if the skin is touched firmly along the jawline that will resolve within a few days. Some patients may experience slight swelling and/or bruising that will resolve within a few days.

Anticipated Results:

Typically, results are seen gradually over the first 2-3 months following the treatment.  The results will appear with a lifted, firmer, tighter skin appearance giving patients a natural, more youthful appearance. Patient will expect to see skin lifting and skin tightening.


This technique has been proven safe and effective especially since ultrasound energy has been used in the medical field for over 50 years and clinical trials conducted by the FDA has shown its safety and efficacy. In the FDA clinical trials, 9 out of 10 patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line.  This resulted in a markedly visible reduction in skin laxity on the eyelid, a more open eye and an overall more youthful appearance.  Patients reported a firmer, tighter, less aged appearance to the skin on the forehead, upper brow, eye area, cheeks, lower face such as the jowls, and neckline.
Note: It is important to address any concerns with Dr. Short at the time of your consultation. There is some risk, as with any surgical procedure. Minor complications that do not affect the final outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual. Dr. Short can explain the procedure and potential complications to you in detail, and she can assist you in determining if Ultherapy is right for you.

What our patients are saying…..

“I am 56 years old, and before the Ultherapy treatment I looked tired all the time. I let my hair grow out to try and hide my sagging jaw line. I started wearing bangs to try and hide the creases in my forehead. I looked much older than I felt. Six weeks after the Ultherapy treatment my jaw line had improved so much that I was able to cut my hair short without fear of showing jowls! In 12 weeks time I noticed that the creases on my forehead were greatly decreased, now I wear bangs as part of a hairstyle and not as a way to hide from the world. People have been telling me how ‘rested’ I look. I am simply thrilled with my results and would highly recommend this procedure to anyone who wishes to tighten up the skin on their face without resorting to surgery. Sincerely, Jan”

“I received one Ulthera treatment on my face and the area just below my jowl line approximately 18 months ago. I have been pleasantly surprised with the results. The improvement in my cheeks and eye area is fantastic still. My jaw line was lifted also. I plan on having the treatment again and I anticipate more wonderful results. Dr. Short is a caring honest surgeon. She recommended Ulthera instead of a facelift. I returned to work the next day.  Pam – A satisfied patient for over six years!”

What Patients Are Saying

I had a face lift, eyes upper and lower, neck. To this day I still get the comment. “You look so good” What did you do? It was the best thing I ever did and would recommend it to anyone. No pain, No problems. Thanks to Dr. Short and her team, they make you feel at home. They are the BEST !!!! * 



Penny O

I would refer Dr.Short to all of my friend and family. She are her staff was very professional and was willing to answer any question that I had. My surgery was a breast augmentation, I was a size A and went to a cup size D. I am very pleased and so happy with the out come. Dr.Short is the best there is. I would never even consider going any place else. *

Jennifer K

I came to Dr. Short for a Breast Augmentation and tummy tuck about 3 1/2 years ago. I was a mother of 5 children and had spent the past 15 years giving birth and taking care of kids. Even before the kids though, I struggled with a poochy tummy. I decided for my 40th birthday that I was finally going to do something about it. I searched the internet extensively and finally found Dr. Short. The results she was showing on her website were exactly what I was looking for. I flew out from Washington State for my consultation and immediately liked her and her entire staff. They put me at ease and answered all my questions.

I was thrilled with the results of the surgery. I went immediately from a size 12 to a size 4. I couldn’t believe it. The surgery got me so motivated that I continued to diet and exercise and have now dropped another 13 pounds and now wear a size 0. In addition to the fantastic results, Dr. Short and her staff made me feel like a girlfriend. I felt that they truly understood what my needs were, not just clinically, but from a woman’s perspective. I can’t recommend Dr. Short and her office enough for any cosmetic procedure. Thank you so much. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. *

Allissa S

I went to Dr. Short 2 years ago with an A cup breast size. She gave me a low C cup, and i get compliments on my breasts daily. They are very natural looking and feeling. A lot of people do not even believe me when I tell them I have had breast augmentation. Shes the best and I’m very very pleased with the outcome of the surgery. *

Deborah M

I used Dr.Short for a breast enlargement. I was more then impressed with the results. They did a great job and I recommend her all the time to people who ask for a Dr. I went in with a lot of questions and attended a seminar that helped me feel at ease. The surgery was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I was back to normal in no time. The scars left are not even visible unless you look really hard. I highly recommend Dr.Short. They made me feel comfortable by having proper follow up appointments to make sure that everything was ok with surgery. I have nothing bad to say about my whole experience. It is going on three years now and I have had no complications at all. Dr. Short does a great job of giving you a natural look and making sure she keeps the look proportional to your body type. She really does a great job. *

Amy B
* Disclaimer: The claims made on this website are not intended to represent the results that every patient can expect. Surgical results vary greatly from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.

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