Ultherapy®, the only FDA-cleared nonsurgical lift. Ultherapy® uses microfocused ultrasound to lift and tighten the neck, chin and brow, and improve lines and wrinkles on the chest deep below the skin’s surface, reviving and creating new collagen and lifting the skin over time. The use of FDA-cleared ultrasound technology we can see and treat the deepest support layers of the skin – typically addressed in cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin
See why our patients love Ultherapy®:
- No downtime
- Increases collagen production
- Natural, gradual results
- Over 1 million treatments worldwide
An Ultherapy treatment takes approximately 30-90 minutes. No surgery is required and there is no downtime. Initial results may be visible immediately after treatment, but the real results appear over two to three months as new collagen builds, gradually lifting, tightening and improving treated areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy®?
A good candidate for Ultherapy® is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates. While Ultherapy® is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, financially or logistically. There are also younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
What problem areas does Ultherapy® target?
Ultherapy® addresses mild to moderate loose or sagging skin on the neck, jowls, jawline, brow, lip, and chest by reconditioning and renewing the skin from within. Ultherapy® will lift the brow, which in turn reduces excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes, and gives a more refreshed look overall.
How long until I see results?
Patients may enjoy some initial effect, but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. As this collagen-building process continues, further improvements can appear up to 6 months following a procedure. We will see you at three months for a complimentary touch-up treatment. We have found that treating during this tissue remodeling phase yields superior results.
How long do results last?
Patients treated with Ultherapy® still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
Will I need more than one treatment?
The majority of patients only need one treatment every one to two years to maintain their results. However, some may benefit from more than one treatment in the same year (depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process or their cosmetic goals).
Will I feel the ultrasound during the treatment?
Yes. What you are feeling during the treatment is actually tiny amounts of focused ultrasound energy being deposited below the surface of the skin.
What does it feel like?
Patients have noted there can be some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
Are there any side effects?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.