Non-surgical and non-invasive, Ultherapy uses ultrasound to unlock the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the face and neck.
How does Ultherapy differ from other similar cosmetic treatments?
Other procedures either require surgery or use thermal energy, but Ultherapy is the only treatment of its kind that exclusively uses ultrasonic waves to target your skin. This ultrasound technology is similar to that which is used in prenatal ultrasonic imaging. It allows the treatment to penetrate the deepest layers of skin for maximum effectiveness.
What is collagen? What does collagen do?
Collagen is a protein found in human skin that is responsible for maintaining elasticity and firmness in the skin. Collagen production begins to slow as people age, which means that the skin weakens and does not appear as toned as it was when collagen production was more active. Ultherapy stimulates collagen activity and allows your body's natural proteins to strengthen your skin.
How long is the treatment?
The Ultherapy treatment has been called the "Lunchtime Lift" by many because it can be performed in as little as 30-40 minutes. Afterward, the patient can expect to see her skin improve for roughly 12 months following the procedure.
How many Ultherapy treatments are usually required?
Many patients only need to receive the procedure once, but many elect to receive several treatments to prolong the effects of collagen production. Also, your doctor may recommend multiple treatments depending on the condition of your skin.
Is Ultherapy right for me?
Since Ultherapy is FDA-approved, it is a procedure that can be performed on anyone, but it tends to work best on patients who are beginning to experience sagging skin around the neck, jawline and eye areas. Although an artistically-executed facelift is best for more advanced aging, Ultherapy is an excellent way for patients to tighten mild to moderate skin laxity. Also, because it's a non-invasive procedure, it is a great option for people who are timid about undergoing conventional open surgery.