What is Ultherapy and what is it used for?

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.  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.

How long is each treatment?  How many treatments will I need?

Ultherapy of the neck and lower face

Ultherapy of the neck and lower face

With Ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single, sixty to ninety minute in-office procedure.

Is Ultherapy painful?

Unlike lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, specifically targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy actually works from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively.  The procedure is not “painful,” however it can become uncomfortable due to the depth and length of the treatment.

What can I expect before treatment?

No preparation whatsoever is required before your Ultherapy procedure.

What can I expect after treatment?

It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days, or tingling/tenderness to the touch for a few weeks following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time. Results will unfold over the course of two to three months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to six 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.