It’s a non-surgical facelift! No needles, no downtime and no unnatural substances.
In one 60-90 minute treatment, Ultherapy uses sound waves to tighten and lift loose skin. Similar to the way muscles grow over time when you increase your exercise, Ultherapy jumpstarts the body’s natural collagen-production. Ultherapy eliminates skin sagging, restores definition to your jawline and chin and gives you a sleeker, more youthful appearance.
According to a survey on RealSelf.com (a community dedicated to helping people make good health & beauty choices) Ultherapy® has a 76% patient satisfaction rate & was ranked #1 Non-Invasive treatment!
Why the great reviews? Because truly dramatic results are seen by most patients such as toning of the jawline and brow and lifting of the skin on the chin and neck. See for yourself!:
The Ultrasound technology has been used for over 50 years and is widely known to be safe. The FDA cleared this procedure in 2009 after clinical studies and more than 100,000 treatments have been done on patient worldwide. Every Ultherapy practitioner has extensive training and state-of-the-art tools, so you can schedule your Ultherapy treatment with dr LASER with complete confidence.
A full face and neck treatment session takes approximately 45-60 minutes, a treatment of lower face and neck takes approximately 30 minutes, and treating one area at a time takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Exact timing will depend on the size of your treatment area and the treatment plan determined by your practitioner. You won’t receive any specific after-care requirements since there is no downtime or damage to the surface of your skin – you can resume your normal activities immediately.
Ultherapy uses a beam of low-level heat for approximately 20 milliseconds, in combination with a vibration of ultrasound waves that cause “damage” to the deep tissues of your skin. The body responds to this “injury” by contacting the tissue structures and jumpstarting a collagen-building process. In other words, your body’s response to this heat and vibration energy is to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen, which slowly lifts the skin back to make it look more youthful.
You need not take any special preparation measures, however, your treatment practitioner may suggest that you take over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication prior to the treatment, depending on your pain sensitivity or tolerance.
After you cleanse your skin and work with your practitioner to identify and mark the specific areas you want treated, an ultrasound gel will be applied in order to help the energy conduct more efficiently. The smooth Ulthera handpiece will move over your your skin and the focused ultrasound energy within the tissue below to stimulate collagen growth.
The Ultherapy procedure is not very comfortable and involves brief, painful moments as the energy is being delivered, especially over bone. As mentioned, your practitioner will discuss options for making the experience as comfortable as possible.
Nearly all Ultherapy patients are are able to return to their normal activities right away. Some experience flushing or redness longer than others, but generally redness will disappear within 2-4 hours. Slight swelling for a few days is not uncommon. Some patients are lucky enough to see nearly immediate tightening of their skin, but usually it takes a few months (as few as 2 or sometimes up to 6 months) to see the full benefits since your body’s collagen-building process is similar to muscle-building during periods of more exercise.
Joanne, 57, Service Manager & Grandmother
Motive: Empty nester starting a new phase in life and looking to maintain her appearance.
Issue: “Sunken-in gravity look”
Heather, 46, Graphic Designer & Single Mom
Motive: Wanting to look and feel good as she enters the dating scene; maintaining
a youthful glow in a workplace full of younger colleagues.
Issue: Hooded eyelids
Jeanine, 48, Homemaker
Motive: Looking to match how she looks on the outside to how she feels on the inside
Issue: Loose skin on the neck, brow and chin
The best candidates for Ultherapy are men and women between the ages of 35 and 65 who have skin that has “relaxed” around the neck, jawline, mouth and eyes.
For those who want some lifting and firming of their skin but are not ready for surgery, either logistically, financially or mentally. Additionally, Ultherapy is a good option for younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to extend the results of cosmetic surgery.
Ultherapy is not a “face lift,” nor is it a replacement for surgery. It is a strong option for those not ready for surgery and/or those who want to extend the results of cosmetic surgery.
Yes! Ultrasound technology has been used in the medical field for over 60 years. After demonstrating safety in numerous clinical trials, the FDA cleared Ultherapy in 2009. Over 100,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide.
You may experience slight redness following the treatment, but that should subside within an hour. A small percentage of patients may have mild swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these only last for a couple of days, at most. The possibility of other post-procedural effects are extremely rare, and your practitioner will inform you prior to treatment.
Ultherapy can cause some discomfort as the ultrasound energy delivered through heat and vibrations, but any pain or discomfort is temporary. It is also an indication that your body has begun the natural collagen-building process. If you have high pain sensitivity, your practitioner may recommend either over-the-counter or prescription medication to mitigate any discomfort.
Some patients notice an initial effect almost immediately, but the more noticeable lifting and toning will take place over a period of about 2-3 months, as your body rebuilds and replaces the collagen in your treatment area(s). Some patients notice improvements for up to 6 months after a procedure.
In most cases, Ultherapy patients see significant improvements and more elastic collagen for up to a year following the procedure, but Ultherapy cannot prevent skin from aging or gravity from taking its toll. No anti-aging procedures — even face-lifts — will give you permanent results. Touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
Most patients need just one treatment; however, some benefit from more than one. It largely depends on your skin’s laxity and your body’s biological reaction to the ultrasound and collagen-building process. Your practitioner will recommend an appropriate treatment plan based on these factors.