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Ultherapy® is an ultrasound-based treatment that is often referred to as “the non-surgical face and neck lift” due to its effective lifting and tightening ability for sagging skin of the face, jowls, and neck.

About Ultherapy

Completely non-invasive, Ultherapy delivers natural-looking results by using highly focused ultrasound waves to regenerate collagen, firm the skin, and slow down the aging process. The ultrasound waves (which can penetrate more deeply than a laser) are administered directly through the skin, into the collagen that’s in the deeper connective tissue. Tiny columns of thermal energy and heat up the tissue. This makes the tissue contract and tighten, which renews and strengthens the existing collagen. The result is visibly lifted and tightened skin in the areas that are usually targeted for a surgical facelift.


Advantages of Ultherapy

  • Non-invasive
  • Minimal downtime
  • Little discomfort during treatment
  • No anesthesia, incisions, bruising, or scars
  • Quick and convenient treatment time
  • Beautiful, natural-looking results
  • Desired results may take only one treatment

Ultherapy treatment details

Before treatment, your skin will be cleansed (and numbed, if necessary). You will be made comfortable on a medical chair, and ultrasound gel will be applied to the handheld Ultherapy device. Once the device begins to pass over your skin, you may feel a sensation like tingling or electric buzz inside your skin. Most patients find the treatment very tolerable. Ultherapy treatments take approximately 30 minutes to one hour, and there is no downtime. You’ll be able to resume your regular day immediately afterwards.

Are there side effects with Ultherapy?

Some patients experience redness in the treated areas for an hour or so following the procedure, and numbness for a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Occasionally some tenderness can be felt over the jawbone and/or forehead.

When will results be visible?

It’s important for those who choose Ultherapy to understand that results will be gradual. Ultherapy works by creating new collagen — a process that takes 3 to 6 months. You may notice a small improvement after treatment, but final results won’t be visible for months. Remember, it’s impossible to build and repair your skin overnight. However, once the results have finalized, they can last up to two years.

Ultherapy candidates

The best Ultherapy candidates are individuals who:

  • Have mild to moderate laxity of the face, neck, and/or jowls
  • Are younger (late 20s) and want to prevent future signs of aging by building their collagen
  • Already have moderate skin sagging but aren’t ready for surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ultherapy safe?

Yes, Ultherapy is very safe when performed by a licensed medical professional. It’s the only FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment for lifting and tightening the brow, lower face, and neck. Its FDA approval ensures that this procedure has undergone rigorous clinical trials, testing, and safety protocols. In addition, ultrasound technology has been safely used since the 1950s.

How many Ultherapy treatments will I need?

Many patients only need one Ultherapy treatment, but the precise amount of sessions you’ll need will be determined by the severity of skin laxity and your body’s unique response to the procedure.

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