Ultherapy is a type of facelift that can be performed without surgery. It helps to tighten and lift skin in a noninvasive way without any downtime. The treatment uses focused ultrasound energy to create a noticeable anti-aging effect.

The ultrasound energy used in Ultherapy is delivered through something called the Ulthera device. Some popular treatment areas include the face, neck and chest.

How It Works

Most people are already familiar with the use of ultrasound in pregnancy scans. In Ultherapy, your provider will use a special handpiece to deliver high-frequency sound waves into the treatment area under your skin. As the procedure progresses, your provider can see the individual layers of your skin on a computer screen.

Ultherapy works by stimulating the production of collagen within your skin. This new collagen will be replacing old, damaged skin tissue to tighten and lift your skin for a nice anti-aging effect.

In about three months after your Ultherapy session, you should begin noticing results that will continue to build for up to six months later.

What does Ultherapy treat?

Ultherapy can be used to tighten and lift areas like:

  • Jawline
  • Lower face
  • Brow area and forehead
  • Around the eyes
  • Marionette lines
  • Décolletage wrinkles
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Ultherapy Benefits

There are quite a few reasons why you should consider undergoing an Ultherapy treatment, including:

Safety: Ultherapy has a proven track record of safety based upon clinical trials.
Nonsurgical: There are no incisions necessary when using ultrasound energy.
No downtime: You can immediately resume your normal activities with limited side effects.
Long-lasting: Since Ultherapy works upon deep tissue layers within your skin, it stimulates long-lasting natural collagen production.

In a few months after your Ultherapy session, your skin should look tighter and smoother, particularly in the area around your eyes. Any skin folds around your mouth and nose may be reduced, and your cheeks should look more lifted. You may also experience an improvement in your skin texture.

What To Expect

  • Stop taking blood thinning medications before your Ultherapy session to limit bruising.
  • Wear comfortable clothing on the day of your appointment.
  • Your provider may use different handpieces to treat different layers of your skin. They will use a computer screen to help them determine the best location to deliver the ultrasound energy.
  • You may experience a sensation that resembles small sparks of heat, which can be alleviated using a special device that fans cold air onto the treatment area.
  • How long your Ultherapy treatment session takes depends upon the size of the treatment area. A typical session takes around one hour to complete.

After Your Ultherapy Treatment

You will be given a cold compress to place over the treatment area to help minimize any swelling or bruising. Your skin may look pink for awhile, but you can begin applying makeup immediately and resume your normal activities.

Schedule Your Ultherapy Treatment

Does your skin need some tightening and lifting, but you want to avoid surgery? If so, please contact your Premier Aesthetic Dermatology provider today to schedule a treatment or consultation at your earliest convenience.