Ultherapy® is a non-invasive, FDA-approved way to lift tone and tighten your skin using ultrasound energy. Without surgery or the use of harsh techniques, it counteracts the effects of gravity by targeting the deep tissue below the skin. In the past, reaching this level of penetration was only possible through cosmetic surgery. But using modern ultrasound technology, Ultherapy® harnesses heat produced by sonic waves to stimulate the skin beneath the surface.
The goal of the procedure is to stimulate and increase collagen production over the course of multiple months. Collagen is a natural protein that gives youthful skin it’s fullness and elasticity. Starting in our thirties, we decrease collagen production at a rate of about one percent per year. Using cutting-edge technology, Ultherapy® aims to amp up your collagen production, leaving your skin looking youthful. Ultherapy® is unique in that the use of ultrasound imaging allows providers to actually see the targeted area of tissue and make sure that the energy is directed precisely where it is needed most.
Treatment typically focuses on the brow area, under the chin, on the neck, and on the décolletage. This outpatient procedure is recommended for men and women who want to correct their sagging skin. Patients with mild to moderate “laxity” skin are the best candidates.
Although some patients see an improvement right after the procedure, it may take weeks to see results in some patients. However, improvements will continue over the course of months. This is because the goal of the procedure is to stimulate and increase collagen production over time. The result is a natural and gradual tightening of the skin.