What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a nonsurgical face and neck treatment that uses ultrasound to actually lift and tone loose skin without any downtime. Ulthera is FDA-cleared as a non-invasive lift for skin on the neck and under the chin, and eyebrow lifts. Recently Ultherapy received FDA clearance to non-invasively treat the chest to improve lines and wrinkles of the décolleté. Download FAQ’s about Ultherapy
What is unique about this procedure?
Ultherapy is the only 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 is also the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during treatment and ensure the energy is delivered precisely to where it will be most effective.
What does the ultrasound therapy do?
Ultherapy delivers heat below the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural renewal of existing collagen and creation of new collagen. This results in a toning and actual lift of the skin over time.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement for surgery, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, financially or logistically.
Can Ultherapy be used for the neck area?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that is FDA-cleared for use on skin in the neck area. The treatment helps lift and tighten skin in the neck area, resulting in smoother, more youthful looking skin. Read more here.
How does Ultherapy help tighten and tone skin on the chest?
Ultherapy is now FDA-cleared for use in the chest area to help improve ton, lines and wrinkles. The treatment stimulates the natural formation of collagen and elastin in the skin’s foundation to gradually smooth chest wrinkles. Results are visible after about three months. As with the FDA-cleared Ultherapy procedure for lifting the neck, eyebrow and under the chin, meaningful results are achieved in just one treatment, and there’s no downtime or post-treatment care requirements. Read more about Ultherapy for the chest here.
How long does the treatment take?
A full face-and-neck treatment takes 45-60 minutes, and a partial face treatment can take around 30-minutes—neither with any downtime.
What problem areas does Ultherapy target?
Ultherapy addresses skin that is mild to moderately loose or lax. Specifically, by reconditioning and renewing the skin from within, Ultherapy will lift the brow, which in turn reduces excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes, and gives a more refreshed look overall.
What kind of results do you get?
Patients have reported firmer, more toned skin in others areas of the face and neck as well.