It is the first and only Non-Invasive FDA approved technique for lifting and tightening. It lifts and tightens the skin of the entire face & neck, especially around the eyebrows, the jawline & neck, and it also to improve the lines and quality of the skin of the chest.
It is a medical procedure that uses Microfocused Ultrasound energy. It heats the tissue below the superficial layers of skin and stimulates your own regenerative response, producing new collagen from the inside. The device has real-time imaging of the different layers of the skin. This ensures that the energy is deposited in the tissue area at the exact depth of the skin to be treated. Face & neck procedures usually take 60-90 minutes and chest typically takes 30 minutes. The discomfort sensation during the procedure varies from patient to patient and it only lasts while the energy is being delivered with each shoot. Anesthetic cream and medications are used to prevent or ameliorate any discomfort during Ultherapy. With NO downtime, the effects are clearly noticeable after 2 to 3 months because it takes that long for collagen to be synthesized by the body. Since the production of collagen depends on your response, this also dictates the lasting of effects of Ultherapy. But in general, one Ultherapy treatment will last 1-3 years. One treatment is suggested in the majority of cases, some patients may require additional treatments based on the degree of skin laxity and the new collagen building process.
Ultherapy® is an alternative to those who want to avoid plastic surgery, are not ready for it, or want to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery. As with most other treatment modalities, future treatments are needed to cope with the continuous process of aging.