Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure for the face that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin.
The FDA-cleared device used in the procedure utilizes 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.
Pre procedure Information
How Long Does It Last?
Results will unfold over time with some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months. 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.
Am I suitable?
During the consultation, the doctor will assess you for suitability for the treatment and make his recommendations.
How long will I need to take off work?
There is no need to take time off work.
Will I need someone to arrange accompanied transport home?
Not necessary unless advised otherwise by our staff.
About The Procedure
Patients will need to be prepped about 20 minutes before the procedure. 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. A smooth handpiece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. This allows your practitioner to “see” where they will treat your skin.
But here’s the difference: with Ultherapy, that same handpiece is also used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin, to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift.
Your skin’s response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lifting—or shifting—of the skin back into a more youthful position and form-fitting shape.
About the Machine
The FDA-cleared Ultherapy procedure has been established to be safe and effective in clinical studies and tens of thousands of patient treatments worldwide. In addition, every Ultherapy practitioner undergoes extensive hands-on training, so you can schedule your Ultherapy procedure with complete confidence.
An Ultherapy procedure typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes, but will depend on the treatment plan determined by your practitioner. There are no special after-care requirements and you can resume your normal activities immediately.
Post Procedure & Recovery
There’s no recovery time or special follow-up care aside from basic skin maintenance and sunscreens as part of a regular skincare regimen. Some patients exhibit a temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, but this usually goes away within 24 hours.
Will there be any pain/discomfort?
Comfort levels vary from patient to patient and can depend on the area treated as well. Your practitioner will discuss options for making the experience as pleasant as possible. The sensation you experience is associated with the focused ultrasound energy as it is deposited below the surface of the skin. It is noticeable just while the energy is being delivered and patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.
What activities am I allowed to do
Most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment.
What should I avoid
Just as a precaution, stay out of the sun for the first week or so after the treatment and also avoid saunas, steam baths and facials for the period.
How many treatments do I need?
The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment (depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process).
How is Ultherapy technology different from other tightening procedures?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that can specifically target the deep foundation below the skin that is addressed in cosmetic surgery without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. It uses ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
How do Ultherapy results compare to those of other treatments?
Ultherapy is an “uplift” not a “face lift.” While it is not a replacement for surgery, it is a viable option for those not ready for a face lift or those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.