Frequently asked questions

What Is Ultherapy?


What Is Ultherapy? Ultherapy, or Ulthera is the ONLY FDA approved, non-invasive treatment for skin lifting and firming, while also treating fine lines and wrinkles.By using ultrasound, Ulthera targets the same tissue as a surgical facelift (the SMAS layer) -all without surgery, anesthesia or downtime!Nothing targets better than Ultherapy!




How Does Ultherapy Work?


Using ultrasound, Ulthera delivers a powerful blast of energy causing Thermal Coagulation Points (TCPs), which ultimately tighten and tone the skin and promote a boost of collagen.During your treatment, your Ulthera Specialist pinpoints the exact areas of collagen break down via transducers that help us see the areas of aging. Treatments are virtually painless and almost immediately your skin will feel, and look tighter, while results will continue to improve over the course of the next few months.Ulthera offers surgical precision treatment to target the exact area you need lifting, firming, and conditioning and provides NATURAL looking results.




Where Can Ultherapy Be Used?


Ulthera may be used to treat loose or lax skin on the face, neck, chest, breasts, abdomen, knees, elbows, and essentially anywhere that needs tissue mild “shrinkage” or reduction/lift.




Who Is A Great Candidate For Ultherapy?


Ulthera is recommended for areas where the skin starting to show some degree of laxity or “looseness”. Ulthera is also recommended for areas where collagen has broken down. Loose skin under the chin or neck, droopy eyelids and a loose jawline signal a potential great candidate for treatment. Under eye bags are also a great treatment area. While Ulthera is NOT a replacement for a surgical facelift or skin reduction, it can help those with the early signs of aging, as well, those who want a natural looking lift. Ulthera is also ideal for those looking to prolong the effects of a surgical facelift. If you are NOT ready for surgery (mentally, physically or financially) then Ulthera may be for you!




When Will I See Results From Ulthera?


The visible effects of Ulthera—lifting and toning—take place over a period of 2-3 months post treatment, as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen.Ulthera will keep building-up collagen for up to 6 months following the procedure.




What Is An Ulthera Treatment Like?


On your first visit we will evaluate your specific needs and answer any questions you have. They will discuss what treatment plan is best to achieve your desired results.During the procedure, we will use Ulthera ultrasound imaging to view deep within the skin to determine the best depths to administer treatment.We will scan treatment areas to then direct ultrasound waves in three different penetration depths to target fine lines, wrinkles and to target skin lifting.Ulthera gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without disrupting the surface of the skin.




Is There Any Downtime From Ulthera?


Immediately post treatment you may see some initial tightening, which serves as a “preview” of the results to come.You are able take care of your skin as usual post treatment. You are able to workout, tan, or travel as usual post treatment.There is no downtime with Ulthera.




What Should I Expect From My Ulthera Treatment?


Immediately post treatment you may see some initial tightening, which serves as a “preview” of the results to come.You are able take care of your skin as usual post treatment. You are able to workout, tan, or travel as usual post treatment.There is no downtime with Ulthera.




Does Ulthera Hurt?


Comfort levels during the procedure vary from person to person. Typically patients will take either Tylenol or Ibuprofen 45 minutes prior to treatment and use local numbing cream.Any mild discomfort or sensation that is experience is only while the energy is being delivered.




How Long Does Ulthera Take?


The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and patient’s individual treatment plan.A face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes. A small area like the chin or around the eyes may take 20-30 minutes.




How Do I Get The Best Results From Ulthera?


In brief, do not use ant-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen post treatment as these will may slow down the factors that stimulate new collagen production.




How Does Ulthera Compare To Laser Tightening?


Ulthera is able to treat at at depths not reached with other devices, which ultimately target dramatic skin lifting.Ulthera is the only treatment that can actually “see” and target the specific area of concern. Thus Ulthera is the only treatment suitable for those with thin, or even thick skin.Ulthera is 100x more powerful that treatments like Thermage, Pelleve or other similar treatments because it provides more intense energy that ultimately causes more change within the skin. Ulthera is FDA cleared.




When Should I Receive Ulthera?


Ulthera is suitable to receive prior to a special event, however in some rare cases bruising may occur, which can be covered with makeup.




Who Should Not Receive Ulthera?


Those who have: Any area of cystic acne breakouts. Open wounds near treatment area. Anyone looking to treat an area treated with injectable fillers within the last 3 months. Anyone who has had Botox/Dysport in areas of desired treatment within last 2 weeks. Anyone looking to treat over an active implant such as a pacemaker. Men should be clean shaven prior to treatment.