Ultrasonic Skin Tightening
Ultherapy® is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure which uses micro-focused ultrasound waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing and cell repair processes.
The focused ultrasound waves can target the structural layers of skin to boost the production of collagen within the skin, resulting in a toning, tightening and lifting effect which rejuvenates the facial features.
Ultherapy is not a short term quick fix – it actually offers long lasting benefits that continue to develop in the two to three months following treatment, with further improvements up to six months later. The results of an ultrasonic skin tightening treatment typically last for a year, although some people might see results lasting between three to five years.
A 2007 USA study showed a clinically significant brow lift in 89% of patients treated, which led to Ulthera’s first FDA indication. Ultherapy is the first and only non-invasive technology to receive an FDA indication for ‘lifting’.
Before and After Photos
Before and After Ultherapy Neck Treatment
Benefits of Ultherapy
- Non-surgical face lift – a lifting effect without surgery
- Tones and tightens skin
- Smoothes out lines and wrinkles
- Effective on improving limited loose or sagging facial skin (not yet ideal face lift candidates), including the chin, jowls and jawline
- Can lift the brows, reducing excess skin on the eyelids and making eyes appear more youthful
- Safe and well-tested system
- Adjustable treatment with 3 depth settings
Collagen is a protein naturally found within skin, but levels deplete after the age of 30, causing skin to lose tone and elasticity.
Ultherapy stimulates the cell repair process, boosting the production of fresh collagen in a process called “neocollagenesis”. This increase in collagen within the skin creates a smoother, tighter and more toned complexion
Video – How Ultherapy Works
Recovery and Aftercare
There is no downtime associated with an ultrasonic skin tightening treatment and patients can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
There may some initial flushing or redness, but this can be masked with makeup and usually subsides within a few days.
Some people may also experience some slight swelling as well as tingling/tenderness to the touch, but this tingling and swelling typically subsides within a few weeks.
Excellent Safety Record
Ultherapy® is supplied by manufacturing company Ulthera Inc. and was first given FDA (Food & Drug Administration) clearance in the USA in 2009 after performing well in clinical trials with over 100,000 procedures performed worldwide.
For more information see the manufacturer’s Ultherapy information sheet.