First came surgeries, then lasers, and after came Botox. Now there's Ultherapy - a face and neck treatment that creates a brand new category in aesthetics-non-invasive tissue lifting. Ultherapy lifts, tightens and tones loose and sagging skin on the face and neck in just one office visit.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive tissue lifting treatment. Ulthera ultrasound treatment directs sound waves not only into the skin but deep under the skin to gently heat the tissue. This lifts and tightens loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. In addition to the lifting and tightening benefits, there is also the creation of new collagen, which helps the skin maintain its youthfulness.
Ulthera ultrasound treatments differ from other non-invasive tightening treatments in that the beneficial energy can be guided to specific areas and the device actually shows where this energy is going. Think about a typical sonogram where the screen gives feedback to the practitioner as to where in the body the sound waves are hitting. This feedback makes for a highly effective, targeted and safe procedure.
A full face and neck Ultherapy treatment takes 60 minutes, and there is no associated downtime; a partial face treatment can take as little as 30 minutes.
No anesthesia is required. You will be given pre-medication to help reduce the variable amount of discomfort that occurs during the procedure. There is no pain after the procedure is completed. Mild short-term tingling and minor redness that may occur will usually resolve within one hour. There is no aftercare necessary and you may resume normal activities following your treatment. Improvements can begin immediately with some contraction and firming. Similar to building muscle with exercise, the deposition of new collagen occurs gradually over 2-3 months after treatment. Clinical studies demonstrate consistent lifting of the brow after just one treatment, creating a more open look to the eyes.
More significant facial and neck sagging may require an additional treatment after 3-6 months.
The duration of results can vary but you can generally expect up to 2 years of benefits from Ultherapy.
Ultherapy can be combined with other non-surgical treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers, and Fraxel® laser to enhance results.