Ultherapy uses ultrasound therapy to stimulate collagen production. It leverages traditional ultrasound imaging so our therapists can see the layers of tissue they are treating ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it benefits you most.
Patients love the firmer and tighter skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the brow.
The proven results of Ultherapy are clear, appearing over two to three months as new collagen works to lift skin on the neck, chin, and brow—as well as smooth skin on the upper chest. Results may improve over the following three to six months and can last a year or more. It won’t duplicate the results of a surgical facelift, but Ultherapy is a clinically proven non-invasive alternative for those not ready for surgery.
Ultherapy is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. It’s used to counteract signs of ageing like skin sagging and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest as well as drooping of the brow area. The device stimulates collagen production, which helps to create a more youthful look.
Ultherapy used focused ultrasound at depths of 1.5mm, 3mm, and 4.5mm to cause minor thermal injuries which over time, as the body repairs itself, induces an increase in collagen production.
Ultherapy can be advantageous for people who have noticed wrinkles and/or fine lines in and around the facial area and is safe for all skin tones. Patients who wish to delay the natural ageing process are ideal candidates for Ultherapy.
Thirty minutes prior to the treatment a topical anesthetic cream is applied to the treated area. The treatment time varies depending on the size of the area treated and can vary between 30 minutes and 1.5 hours.
The Ultherapy experience varies from person to person. A topical anesthetic as well as other pain management is administered such as medical gases. While some website and media outlets report the treatment as being painful the skill of the practitioner to correctly direct the energy typically has the greatest impact on comfort. We are pleased that our practitioners are highly skilled and have undergone advanced training to ensure the best possible treatment is provided.
One session is required where two or three depths will be treated at once.
Patients should avoid anti-inflammatories (such as aspirin and Ibuprophen) for at least 24 hours prior to treatment. Patients should attend for their treatment without makeup.
Yes, the Ultherapy treatment is both CE Medical Marked and FDA Cleared.
Downtime is limited although some patients can experience redness, swelling, or bruising which can last for a few days.
Results are typically seen from 12 weeks.
Sun protection is strongly recommended following treatment as is avoiding wearing makeup for 24 hours.