Ultherapy Ultrasound Energy by Ulthera®
- Have you noticed sagging of the skin on your neck, jawline, face, or forehead?
- Have you considered a skin tightening procedure but are not ready for surgery?
- Have you had a prior face lift but would like a touch up?
- Would you like a non-invasive way to improve fine wrinkles of the face?
Ultherapy is perfect for people who are not ready for surgery but want to tighten and lift their skin. Ultherapy can help turn back the clock on the aging process, or the treatment can serve as a maintenance option.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a facial skin treatment that uses ultrasound energy to rejuvenate skin-firming collagen.
Ultherapy is performed with the only FDA non-surgical device approved to lift and tighten skin on the décolletage, neck, under the chin, and the eyebrow.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy works by delivering focused sound (ultrasound) energy to the part of the skin that’s most beneficial. It bypasses the surface of the skin.
This means it doesn’t cause any visible redness or irritation. It does all this while reaching the most beneficial depth, temperature, and location.
The ultrasound energy causes a reaction that jump starts the body’s natural response. This is to create new collagen and regenerate existing weak collagen. The healthy collagen works to achieve tighter, firmer, and more youthful looking skin.
When Will I See Results from Ultherapy Treatment?
Patients will usually see the improvement within 2-3 months after treatment. The skin will continue to firm and tighten as the collagen builds and regenerates.
What About Pain and Side Effects?
Some patients experience tingling, mild swelling, and tenderness during Ultherapy. They may also experience these side effects for a few hours after the procedure. The skin may appear flushed, but this should not last long.
Does Ultherapy Take A Long Time To Recover From?
A major advantage of Ultherapy is there’s no downtime. Ultherapy does not cause peeling or prolonged redness. This is one treatment that will not interfere with your busy life!
How Long Does Ultherapy Take?
Ultherapy generally takes 1-2 hours depending on the size of the area treated.
How Many Ultherapy Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients only need one treatment of Ultherapy to achieve the desired results. But the treatment does not prevent the skin aging process forever. To achieve greater results, you may decide to repeat therapy in a couple of years.
Who Is the Best Candidate for An Ultherapy Treatment?
Ultherapy treatment is best for people with mild (looseness) of the skin. You should be between 36-60 years of age and not be too thin or overweight. Some older patients should still consider it depending on their skin.
How Much Does Ultherapy Cost?
Ultherapy varies in price depending on treatment area. Treating all areas of the face and neck maximizes the youthful results, but it’s not necessary. Dr. McCann can create a unique plan that suits your needs and fits in your budget.
What Is the Difference Between Ultherapy, Laser Therapy, and Radiofrequency?
Unlike lasers, radiofrequency and other technologies, Ultherapy utilizes a precise energy-delivering ultrasound device. The device visualizes the structures beneath the skin without causing redness or peeling.
Ultherapy delivers ultrasound energy to the appropriate depth and exact area. This is what maximizes your results!
Lasers use light beams and deliver more energy to the surface of the skin. They cause prolonged redness, peeling, pain and more downtime. Lasers are not recommended for dark skin as they may cause changes in skin color.
Ultherapy is color blind, meaning it works on any skin color. Radio frequency energy can heat deeper layers of the skin.
The problem is it’s not always enough to cause denaturation of collagen. The results of radio frequency energy are often inconsistent and disappointing.
What Makes Ultherapy Ultrasound Treatment So Unique?
Ultherapy uses sound energy that focuses at various depths. It does this without damaging the visible skin’s surface. Ultherapy delivers enough energy to cause denaturation of collagen. It can also stimulate natural collagen production.
It can focus deeper in the skin as well. This allows the sound energy to tighten and lift. In the past, this was only possible by undergoing surgical procedures.
How Does Ultherapy Compare to a Surgical Face Lift?
Like most non-invasive treatments, the results aren’t as dramatic or immediate as surgery. Ultherapy results take several months while surgical results may take only weeks.
The advantage of Ultherapy over surgery is there’s no recovery or downtime. Ultherapy is also less expensive than comparable surgical procedures.
How Can I Determine Whether Ultherapy Or A Surgical Procedure Is Best for Me?
Every patient is unique which is why we recommend coming in for a consultation. Having a consultation with Dr. McCann can help us determine the best option for you. During the consulting, we will provide a thorough assessment of your skin and help you choose the best treatment plan.