What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is the only non-surgical, FDA-approved cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound to gradually tighten and lift loose, sagging skin in the face, neck and decolletage.
While people of all ages tend to experience aesthetic benefits, Ultherapy® is ideal for people who are experiencing a loss of skin elasticity, which results in fine lines and wrinkles. Most patients are typically in their thirties and older, although Ultherapy® may also be advantageous for younger patients who want to “stay ahead of the game,” as well as those who are trying to prolong the effect of previous surgeries.
What areas can Ultherapy® treat?
- Saggy jowls
- Loose skin under the chin
- Turkey Neck
- Crow’s feet
- Droopy eyelids
- Frown Lines
- Facial Volume Loss
Ultherapy® can be used to achieve a more youthful look by improving creases around the eyes, creating a more defined jawline, and reducing sagging skin around the neck just to name a few. While Ultherapy® is not a replacement for facelift surgery, it may be the best option for those who are seeking a subtle lift and firmer appearance, but are opposed to or not ready to pursue surgical options.
How does Ultherapy® work?
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound waves to stimulate the production of collagen by heating the skin. Over time, this process causes the skin to create more collagen fibers, which strengthen the support network, and thus reduce wrinkles and tighten skin.
What should I expect during Ultherapy® treatment?
Ultherapy® treatment is a non-invasive procedure which does not require any form of surgery. During a consultation, your physician will work with you to evaluate your facial structure and determine the best areas of treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals.
During treatment, the Ultherapy® device is guided along the treatment area, and short bursts of ultrasound waves are delivered to the targeted foundational layer of tissue under the skin.
Each treatment lasts approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.
Patients describe the feeling during Ultherapy® as a mild sensation that stings and feels hot at the same time. This sensation only occurs when the ultrasound waves penetrate the skin, and there is typically no pain or discomfort following the treatment.
How soon will I see results?
Some patients will the notice skin tightening results immediately after treatment. However, due to the gradual and ongoing stimulation of new collagen, more significant results can be observed several months after treatment and can last over a year. Patients frequently choose to maintain optimal results by returning for annual treatments.
Do you think you may benefit from Ultherapy® and would like to know if you are a candidate? Schedule your appointment today!
Ultherapy Before & After Photos