What Is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is the ONLY FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the chest. Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin which stimulates your body to produce collagen in response. It takes your body 3-4 months to make the collagen, but once created, it creates a tightening and lifting effect that can last 2-5 years.
How is new collagen beneficial to the skin?
Our skin’s youthfulness is maintained by collagen, a natural protein that keeps the skin firm and toned. As we age, collagen strength is diminished and can no longer stand up to the effect of gravity, which pulls the skin downward. Ultherapy® generates a thermal effect that strengthens the existing collagen while producing new, fresh collagen.
It delivers sound waves deep under the skin to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate loose skin without surgery, needles, or damage to the skin.
What is unique about Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Ultherapy® is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial.
Am I a candidate for Ultherapy®?
Individuals between the ages of 25 – 65 with mild to moderate laxity are good candidates. Any person, regardless of skin thickness, age, volume, or ethnicity, is a candidate for Ultherapy®. However, individuals with more elasticity do better than those who have very thin, loose skin.
How many treatments do I need? Is there downtime?
Only one treatment is needed to see a result with the jowls or neck. We recommend 1-3 treatments for areas around the eyes and the mouth since there is considerable movement around these areas to achieve the optimal result.
There is no downtime. Sensitive skin types may have some redness for a couple of hours but otherwise, you can resume your normal exercise regimen and activities after your treatment.
How much does Ultherapy® cost?
The cost of Ultherapy® depends on the areas treated and amount of time it takes to treat these areas. Individuals with moderate or severe laxity will take longer to perform and will need more energy for optimal results. Call us to schedule a complimentary consultation to see if Ultherapy® is right for you.