What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure U.S. FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Now also the only non-invasive treatment specifically U.S. FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage, Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest.
How does the Ultherapy treatment work?
Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy to the same foundational layer typically addressed by surgeons during cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. This energy initiates the body’s natural response to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and strengthen weak collagen.
Some patients see an initial effect right after their treatment, but the real results appear over 2-3 months as new collagen builds, gradually lifting and tightening skin on the face and neck and smoothing skin on the chest.
Unlike lasers, radio-frequency and other technologies, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver at optimal depths, temperature and precision. Also unique to Ultherapy is the use of ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue they are treating, ensuring energy is delivered safely and to where it will be most beneficial.
While Ultherapy does not duplicate the results of a facelift, its an exciting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery – and for patients who wish to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
What is unique about Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive aesthetic treatment:
- U.S. FDA-cleared to lift skin tissue
- U.S. FDA-cleared specifically to treat the décolleté
- U.S. FDA-cleared to use ultrasound imaging to visualize tissue while treating
How long does a treatment take?
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
Will I need to take time off?
After am Ultherapy procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.
When will I see results? How long will they last?
You may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is replaced by the growth of new collagen. As skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the natural aging process. For many patients, it’s comforting to know that Ultherapy is scientifically proven to increase collagen production in their skin.
What does the treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. Your practitioner will take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible, and most patients leave comfortable and excited about the results to come.
Is Ultherapy safe?
The FDA-cleared procedure has bene used safely in over 680,000 treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years. In addition, our Ultherapy practitioner has received extensive procedural training and tools, so you can feel confident in choosing Ultherapy.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience some redness for a few hours following the procedure. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days, or tingling/tenderness to the touch for a few weeks after the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature. There is the possibility for other less common post-procedural effects, such as temporary areas of bruising or numbness.
What are the benefits of Ultherapy?
- No downtime
- Builds collagen
- Single treatment (proven results that last 1 year or more)
- Safe ultrasound
- All skin types
- All year long