Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound. The skin’s response to this energy is to stimulate the
growth of fresh, new collagen and elastin to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, physically or financially. There are also younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery, Ultherapy is the right choice for them.
As we age, the collagen in our skin weakens and elastin starts to break down, causing skin to become more lax. Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months. The procedure takes only about an hour for most patients, and there is no downtime.
- A Higher Brow
- A Tighter Neck
- A Lift Under the Chin
- A Smoother Chest
Frequenty Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients report that the procedure is quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
How long does it 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, which varies by individual.
Are there any side effects?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
Is Ultherapy safe?
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
How many treatments does it take?
The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has some degree of laxity and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow line, Loose skin under the neck and under the chin, sagging jaw line, droopy mouth areas are signs. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.