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Ulthera® Skin Tightening

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Procedure Time

from 30-120 minutes

Recovery Time

Up to 1 week

Number of treatments recommended

Once yearly


Oral medication for discomfort and/or topical numbing cream

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Ultherapy® uses ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin on your face and chest, without surgery.  Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-approved to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and the eyebrow, and to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.  Ultherapy® works by stimulating collagen over time.  Due to aging and environmental factors (i.e. smoking and sun exposure), collagen production in the body slows down.  Over 2-3 months following your treatment, new collagen is produced, lifting and tightening the skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ultherapy and how much does it cost?

Ultherapy uses ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin on your face and chest, without surgery.

How long does Ultherapy last?

After your Ultherapy Treatment, you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depends on you. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside.

How does Ultherapy work?

Ultherapy works by stimulating collagen over time.

What is the difference between Thermage and Ultherapy?

Both Thermage and Ultherapy use energy to stimulate collagen production. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy and Thermage uses radio-frequency energy.

Does Ultherapy treatment hurt?

Some patients tolerate the procedure well, while other patients may experience discomfort. Prescription medications and topical anesthetics are used to help make the procedure more tolerable.

What are the risks of Ultherapy?

The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.

Does Ultherapy work on jowls?

Yes. Ultherapy can be performed on the lower face and upper neck. The procedure stimulates collagen production and lifts the skin on the face and neck, therefore, improving the jowls.

How many treatments do you need for Ultherapy?

Most patients only need one treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy, and the individual’s collagen-building process, some patients benefit from an additional treatment after 6 months. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.

Can Ultherapy damage your skin?

Ultherapy is a high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) procedure used to stimulate collagen in your skin. Post-procedure, your skin may have some redness and tingling in the areas treated. Swelling and tenderness to the touch may also occur, lasting less than 2 weeks.

Does Ultherapy dissolve fillers?

Our recommendation is the following: If you have not done dermal fillers yet, do the Ultherapy procedure first to allow collagen production in the areas to be treated. Then the decision on how much and where to place dermal fillers can be made following Ultherapy. If you have already had dermal fillers injected into the face prior to the Ultherapy procedure, allow at least one month between procedures.

Does Ultherapy melt your face?

No it does not. Make sure you are scheduling your procedure with an experienced provider.

Does Ultherapy affect Botox?

We usually recommend that a Botox procedure be performed either 1-2 weeks before or after your Ultherapy procedure.

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