Ulthera, or Ultherapy, as it is called, sends highly focused ultrasound waves just under the skin, delivering just the right energy, at just the right depth to help the skin naturally produce collagen. The result is tighter, smoother skin.
An Ulthera procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes, and there is no downtime. While some patients claim they notice an immediate difference after the procedure, typically full results appear about two to three months after the treatment.
Ultherapy can be used on the neck, jawline, cheeks and brow. It can also be used on the chest area to remove wrinkles. It also does a great job of sharpening the jaw line and removing jowls and it is the only FDA cleared procedure for treating sagging skin on the neck.
During your procedure, your skin will be cleansed and then an ultrasound gel will be applied to the area to be treated. The operator will then apply the Ulthera applicator to your skin and use Ulthera’s “DeepSee” ultrasound technology to direct the ultrasound energy to the precise depth for best results. Patients report feeling mild tingling with Ulthera, but most find the treatment tolerable. Some patients experience mild flushing or mild redness in the treatment area that goes away after a few hours.