Ultherapy® is FDA-cleared to
lift the eyebrow, neck & underchin & improve the appearance of décolletage lines and wrinkles.
Builds new collagen
An Uplift, not a Facelift!
Ultherapy® is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin.
The only FDA-approved procedure to lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy® uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin.
Natural, Noticeable Results
Now there’s a way to stand firm in the face of gravity—on your terms. With Ultherapy®, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change; just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.
With Ultherapy®, you can go about your day after a single, 60-90 minute in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time—much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!).
The Beauty of Ultherapy®
Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy®?
A good candidate for Ultherapy® is someone with skin that has "relaxed" to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. Sagging skin on the eyelids, on the neck or under the chin, for instance, are often the first signs of “maturing” skin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.
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, financially or logistically. 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.
What problem areas does Ultherapy® target? What kind of results do you get?
Ultherapy® addresses mild to moderate sagging skin on the face and neck. Ultherapy® will lift the brow, which in turn reduces excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes, and gives a more refreshed look overall. Ultherapy® is also used to lift and tighten sagging skin on the neck and under the chin, addressing the “turkey gobbler” and “double chin,” which many patients are trying to eliminate.
How long does the Ultherapy® result last? How many treatments are needed?
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. If desired, the area may be treated again after 6-12 months.
Is treatment with Ultherapy® painful?
During your treatment, you may experience a prickling sensation and/or heat. The treatments are very tolerable, and do not require any anesthesia or sedation. Pain medication may be taken prior to your treatment. Sedation is also an option for patients who would prefer this.
How much recovery time is needed after Ultherapy®?
There is little to no downtime. With Ulthera, you can return to work the next day without any recovery or redness. Some patients may look slightly red in the treated areas for a few hours, but this subsides quickly.
When will I see the results?
Results with Ultherapy® are gradually seen 3 months following therapy as the collagen tightens naturally. Some patients have noticed continued results for up to 6 months following treatment.