COVID-19 UPDATE: We have made the difficult decision to close our office to regular appointments beginning March 23rd, 2020. Over the next several weeks we will be providing post-op care, as well as Telemedicine. For the latest news on our policies and operational status please continue checking our website, as we will keep it updated with all appropriate news, information and details as they become available.

How does Ultherapy® differ from laser treatments?

Ultherapy® uses sound energy – tried-and-true ultrasound – which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other noninvasive cosmetic device. Ultherapy® ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin's foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-3 months. Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they're actually very compatible.


If you have questions or would like to book a consultation with one of the surgeons at West County Plastic Surgery, please call (314) 996-8800.

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