Ultherapy is often referred to as “the non-surgical face and neck lift” because of its outstanding lifting and tightening ability. Completely non-invasive, this procedure achieves beautiful, natural-looking results by utilizing highly focused soundwaves to regenerate collagen, firm the skin, and slow down the aging process.
The ultrasound waves (which can penetrate more deeply than a laser) are administered directly through the skin, where they target problem areas with tiny columns of thermal energy and heat up the tissue. This makes the tissue contract and tighten, which renews and strengthens the existing collagen. The result is visibly lifted and tightened skin.
Before treatment, your skin will be cleansed, and the area will be marked to help guide your doctor. Ultrasound gel will be applied to the handheld Ultherapy device and applied directly onto your skin. Most patients find the treatment very tolerable, but your doctor will ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. Ultherapy treatments take approximately 30 minutes to one hour. You can return to your regular day immediately afterwards, although you may experience some redness and/or numbness. The majority of patients feel an immediate tightening effect of the skin after treatment, but final results will take 2 to 6 months to become fully visible, as the collagen production process takes some time. Results can last up to two years.