Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin and improve and lines and wrinkles. This non-surgical treatment builds healthy, new collagen with no downtime. Popular treatment areas include brows, lower face, neck, and décolletage.
Many people want to have firm, youthful skin, but dislike the idea of surgery. Fortunately, there are non-invasive alternatives. One such effective treatment is Ultherapy. Ultherapy is a cosmetic skincare procedure that firms and tightens skin to produce healthier-looking skin without the risks associated with surgery.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten skin. The ultrasound energy is used to heat the deep skin layers to promote new collagen growth. As with any collagen remodeling procedure, it can take several months to observe improvement, but the results with Ultherapy can be far more substantial than other collagen remodeling treatments. Ultherapy is the only device that has a lifting indication and is FDA approved. Other non-surgical treatments are unable to provide a true “lifting” effect as they are unable to penetrate as deep. The ultrasound energy is used to heat the same layers that a surgeon cuts and lifts during a surgical procedure. The heating of these deep layers allows for new collagen production. Visualization is used throughout the treatment to determine the precise depth to deliver the ultrasound energy. Heating at multiple depths can provide greater efficacy.
Individuals who undergo Ultherapy may notice the following:
Common treatment areas include:
The beauty of this treatment is that there is minimal to no downtime. Some patients experience minor swelling or bruising and tenderness after treatment, however, these effects typically resolve within a few days. No skin preparation is required for treatment.
OTC pain medications and topical anesthetic may be used to minimize discomfort. Your provider can review other comfort techniques if needed.