What is Ultherapy?
Health Canada and FDA-cleared Ultherapy uses safe ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime. Ultherapy uses micro ultrasound energy to deliver its collagen-boosting treatment. It also incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows the clinician to view the layers of tissue they are treating, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-approved to lift skin on the lower face, jawline, neck, under the chin, the eyebrow and to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest!
Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years—and Ultherapy has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and in over half a million treatments worldwide.
Before & After
When will I see results? How long do they last?
After your Ultherapy® Treatment, you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depends on you. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside.
Can Ultherapy replace surgery?
Ultherapy treats the deep foundational layer of the skin similar to plastic surgery, but won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. Ultherapy is a great alternative, for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of plastic surgery.
How is Ultherapy different
Ultrasound energy allows it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. Ultherapy ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-3 months.
How long does an Ultherapy® treatment take?
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face or neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a brow treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
Will I need to take time off?
With Ultherapy, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.
Are there any side effects?
The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your doctor will review with you.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good Ultherapy candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. Of course, the best way to find out if you’re an Ultherapy candidate is to consult with a physician.
What does the Ultherapy® treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
How many Ultherapy® treatments will I need?
Most patients only need one treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity and the individual’s collagen-building process, some patients benefit from additional treatments.