What is Ultherapy

Ultherapy skin tightening is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin.

The beauty of this 30 to 60 minute treatment for the face, neck or chest is that it uses the body’s own regenerative response to rebuild collagen, gently and gradually tightening and restoring sagging skin.

What’s great about Ultherapy?

  • Ultherapy skin tightening is a totally non-surgical and non-invasive way to lift and tighten the skin
  • It uses your body’s own regenerative response to stimulate the growth of new collagen to combat the signs of aging
  • No downtime is required, so you can easily fit Ultherapy into the busiest schedule
  • Ultherapy uses safe, proven ultrasound energy, like that used during sonograms
  • Its innovative DeepSee Ultrasound technology allows the doctor to see under the skin and deliver the energy precisely where it’s needed
  • Ultherapy usually takes only a single treatment and the results are long lasting

How Ultherapy works

Ultherapy is the only non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound to see below the surface of the skin and to specifically target its deep foundational layer of tissue. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy – like that used by obstetricians during a sonogram – to promote the creation of fresh collagen in the skin, which gradually makes it tighter, firmer and more supple.  The ability to treat not just the skin but its underlying support very precisely, from the inside out, helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results, with no downtime.

Ultherapy is a versatile treatment that can be used to tighten skin on the brow, around the eyes, in the cheeks, on the neck, and even on the chest.

Before & After Photos

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ulthera treatment like?

As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows your practitioner to plan where the energy will be directed. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused energy to just the right depth below the skin while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. Your skin’s response to the treatment is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.

There can be some discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary, and a signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, and practitioners will discuss options for making the experience as pleasant as possible. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.

Is Ultherapy right for me?

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. While it does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery.

How much does it cost?

Costs range from $1,000 to $4,500, depending on the areas treated.

Is there downtime?

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 a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours, and can be covered with makeup in the intermediary. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days following the procedure or tingling/tenderness to the touch for a few weeks following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature.

There is the possibility of other less common post-procedural effects, such as temporary small areas of bruising or numbness, which your physician will review with you.

What can I expect for results?

With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over the course of between two to three months. Some patients may benefit from more than one treatment. Visible effects include a lifting and toning of sagging skin. In the FDA clinical studies, for instance, nine out of 10 patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid, and a more open, youthful look to the eyes overall. Patients reported firmer, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face and neck, as well. There is also an invisible result from the procedure with the creation of new collagen, which can help to slow down the rate of skin aging. The new collagen created by Ultherapy will endure, but as with all of the natural features of your face, will be subject to the aging process in the long term.