Our faces tell many stories, and while wrinkles might say ‘experience’, droopiness can say ‘tired’. Surgery has always been an option, but now there’s Ultherapy, a non-surgical ultrasound treatment for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The beauty of this 30-60 minute face, neck and chest treatment is that it uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissue support.
- Tighten skin on the forehead and lift the brows and upper eyelids
- Tighten sagging cheeks and jowls
- Tighten loose skin under the chin and on the neck
- Tighten skin on the upper chest and minimize appearance of lines and wrinkles
How does Ultherapy™ work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows your provider to plan where the energy will be directed. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat to just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed.
Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
How long will my Ultherapy™ treatment take?
Total treatment time depends upon the amount of skin that you want treated. An average-sized forehead takes 30 minutes while the full face requires 90 minutes. Time may vary with each individual.
*For patients completing multiple areas of treatment (i.e. brow + cheeks + upper neck, etc.), please discuss additional ways to manage discomfort with your provider.
Results are estimated to last two to three years. As with any cosmetic procedure, the duration of benefits depends on factors such as smoking, overall health, and cumulative sun damage. Good skin care can help maintain the benefits.
How many Ultherapy™ treatments should I receive?
This will be determined by your provider, but we have good clinical results based upon just one or two treatments. In addition, we will schedule a three-month follow-up appointment so we can track your progress.