What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical focused ultrasound treatment that reverses the effects of aging and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy stimulates your body’s regenerative process to gently and gradually lift skin on the neck, décolletage, lower face, and over the eyebrow.
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 that utilizes ultrasound imaging, allowing the practitioner to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to be able to ensure the safest and most effective treatment is provided.
How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen?
Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment initiates a process known as neocollagenesis, to produce new collagen. Ultherapy doesn’t rely on fillers or toxins, but stimulates your body to build its own collagen for natural appearing results.
How many treatments do I need?
Your Ultherapy treatment should be tailored to you. At your consult, they can analyze your skin and give you a good idea of what to expect. Many patients see results with one treatment. We advise patients to wait at least 6 months before considering an additional treatment to evaluate the full effect of the first treatment.
What does the treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being pulsed at percised depths indicating that the collagen remodeling has begun. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound pulse is being delivered.
Is there any down time?
No. Typically, you are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take.
Is the procedure safe?
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and over 700,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
How often can I have this procedure done?
The average person need only do one treatment to obtain the desired result. However if someone has extensive reduction in laxity or large volume, they may opt for more than one treatment. We advise patients to wait at least 6 months before doing a 2nd treatment. Time does not stand still, our genetic clock continues to run, so depending upon the rate at which you age, you may choose then to repeat your treatment.
How long does it take to notice improvement after the 1st treatment?
Some patients see an initial effect right after their treatment, but the real results appear over 2 to 3 months as new collagen builds gradually lifting and tightening skin on the face neck and smoothing the skin on the chest. Improvements continue to develop for 6-9 months following treatment and may not plateau for a year.
How long will my results last?
Once the collagen is remodeled, and studies have documented that after Ultherapy treatments there has been formed new Type I collagen (the collagen of our youth which declines as we age). The length of time one will retain their results from their treatment will depend much on the characteristics of the individuals skin and genetics and environmental factors. For example, someone given to premature aging who regularly sunbathes and smokes will have poorer skin to begin with and will see deterioration of results faster then someone with better genetics who avoids sun, has a good skin care regimen and who does not smoke. Both will see results in keeping with their individual rate of aging.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good Ultherapy candidate is someone with mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck and lower face, and lines and wrinkles on the chest. Of course the best way to find out is to consult with an Ultherapy practitioner.
How much does Ultherapy cost?
Price Range: $450-$5500