Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved treatment that provides a non-surgical lift to the face, brow and neck. It was also recently approved to non-invasively treat the chest to improve lines and wrinkles of the décolleté.
Before and After
How It Works
Unlike lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, the Ultherapy procedure 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.
In some ways, Ultherapy is just like an ultrasound imaging procedure that expectant mothers may receive. A smooth handpiece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. This allows your provider to view exactly 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 body’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.
Non-Invasive. No Downtime.
The FDA-cleared Ultherapy procedure has been established to be safe and effective in clinical studies and over 200,000 patient treatments worldwide. In addition, every Ultherapy provider is provided with procedural training and tools, so you can schedule your Ultherapy treatment with complete confidence. An Ultherapy procedure typically takes around 60-90 minutes, but will depend on the area to be treated and the treatment plan determined by your provider. There are no special after-care requirements and you can resume your normal activities immediately.
Before your procedure
No preparation whatsoever is required before your Ultherapy procedure, although your provider may recommend that comfort measures such as over-the-counter or prescribed medication be taken prior to treatment.
During your procedure
After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, an ultrasound gel is applied and the smooth handpiece is placed upon your skin. The focused ultrasound energy bypasses the surface of your skin and is delivered to pre-planned depths within the tissue below to stimulate collagen growth. Comfort levels vary from patient to patient and can depend on the area treated as well. Your provider 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.
After your procedure
You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear flushed immediately after the ultrasound treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling, or tingling/tenderness to the touch following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature. There is the possibility for other less common post-procedural effects, such as temporary small areas of bruising or numbness, and other rare effects which your provider will review with you.