Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Everything you need to know about Ultherapy
Who is a Good Candidate?
Who is a candidate for Ultherapy
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has “relaxed” look. Turkey neck, double chin saggy jowls, lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, Typically those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity. While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally financially or logistically. There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Yes, it is going to hurt. It won’t hurt like giving birth. Or being eaten by a Siberian Tiger. Most cosmetic procedures have a bit of discomfort. This is more topical and manageable for pain. But far less painful than major facial surgeries.
Comfort thresholds vary from person to person. There can be discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and a signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Treatment over bony areas tends to be a bit more uncomfortable. (forehead, jawline)
We want you to be aware of the specific comfort measures available to make your experience as pleasant as possible. We will ask for your feedback before, during and after the treatment just to adjust comfort measures as needed.
We encourage patients to attempt to experience the higher energy levels, as this ensures the best results. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about their benefits to come.
With Ultherapy, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.
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.
With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months. Some patients may benefit from more than one treatment. In the FDA clinical trials resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelids and provided a more open, youthful look to the eyes overall. Firmer, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face, neck and chest.
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin.
Ultherapy is also the cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial.
Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effect of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the decolletage.
This procedure is your next best thing to an actual facelift. Though not possible to get the exact same benefits for a surgical face lift, this treatment gets as close as possible without a knife in sight.
Ultherapy lifts, tightens and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of both time and gravity.
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only last while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
Treatment prices vary. Patients can expect to pay between $1000 to $5000. The cost of Ultherapy can vary depending on the extent of the treatment. But your results are PRICELESS! This procedure meets the demand for something between skin creams and surgery.
Your customized consultation with one of our Ulthera professionals will give you an exact procedure cost. Contact us today!
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 additional treatments. As skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically take 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses sound energy – tried-and-true ultrasound – which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. Ultherapy ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-3 months.
It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible.
Ultherapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. Ultherapy is a great alternative, however, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.