Looking for a lift for your loose, saggy skin? Ultherapy may be just the solution!
Ultherapy is a non-surgical lifting procedure for the face and neck that uses tried-and-true ultrasound technology to gradually strengthen your skin from deep within.
In less than an hour – and without any downtime – you’ll be well on your way to tighter, better-fitting skin.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for lifting the skin on the following areas:
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.
Benefits of Ultherapy
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months.
The procedure takes only about an hour for most patients, and there is no downtime.
It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with the following characteristics:
- Skin with some degree of laxity.
- Loose skin under the neck and under the chin.
- Typically, those in their thirties and older with mild to moderate skin laxity.
A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. 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, physically or financially. There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
How does Ultherapy work?
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal affect under the skin. The thermal affect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
Does Ultherapy Treatment Hurt?
A recent software upgrade called “Ultherapy Amplify” now affords a more comfortable procedure. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients now report that the procedure is quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
We take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible, and patients tell us they leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.
How long does it last?
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.
How many Ultherapy treatments will 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 the collagen-building process.
Ultherapy Side Effects
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
How Much Does Ultherapy Cost?
Patients can expect to pay between $1000 and $5000, depending upon the areas being treated.