Skin Tightening by Ultherapy®
Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the skin on the face, jawline, under the chin, neck, and décolletage. The Ultherapy procedure stimulates collagen production by delivering multiple microfocused thermal injuries distributed through 2 depths in the skin. Collagen production creates tighter skin which improves laxity and sagging skin. It also improves fine lines and texture. It won’t duplicate the results of a surgical facelift, but Ultherapy is a clinically proven non-invasive alternative for those not ready for surgery.
Most people only need one treatment. Results can take up to 3 months and improve over the following three to six months, and can last a year or more.
Depending on the area of treatment, the results include:
- Lifting of the eyebrow
- Thickening the skin under the eye resulting in less wrinkles and darkness
- Tightening of skin in the lower face resulting in a more defined jawline
- Improvement of the loose skin under the chin
- Improvement in the appearance of the neck, neck lines, and lines on the décolletage.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
After cleansing the skin and marking the specific areas to be treated, ultrasound gel is applied and the treatment applicator is placed against your skin. Next, your provider will use Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging to see deep within the skin to determine the depth of your collagen so there is optimal placement of the treatment energy. During the treatment delivery, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to two precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels can vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the energy is being delivered. We offer ProNox (laughing gas) to help relax you and make the treatment more comfortable.
After your treatment, you may have some mild redness which should resolve over the next few hours. You may experience mild swelling, numbness, or itching over the treatment area for the next few days to weeks. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements.