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Frequently
Asked Questions
What is Ultherapy® ?

Ultherapy® is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that uses the body's own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, as well as smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.

Am I a Candidate?

A good Ultherapy® candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to look less firm or tight. Examples include a lowered brow, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. Ultherapy® results in a gradual, natural looking lift, leaving patients looking refreshed. However, Ultherapy® will not have as drastic results as a surgical facelift. Therefore, Ultherapy® is a great alternative, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

How long does an Ultherapy® treatment take?

The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.

Will I need to take time off?

With Ultherapy®, there is little to no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.

Are there any measures I can take to prepare my skin prior to treatment?

No significant preparations are required prior to the treatment. Some medications may make you more likely to bruise. During your consultation, inform your practitioner of any medications and supplements that you might be taking. Your practitioner may recommend that you temporarily discontinue use of some medications or supplements prior to the treatment.

What does the Ultherapy® treatment feel like?

Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the heating sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered, and is an indication that the procedure is working.

When will I see results?

The neocollagenesis process takes place over 2-3 months, so your results will develop over that time. 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.

How many Ultherapy® treatments will I need?

Most patients need only 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 may benefit from additional treatments. Because the skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep pace with the body's natural aging process.

Are there any side effects?

The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility of other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.

How much does an Ultherapy® procedure cost?

Since the treatment is customized based on your facial anatomy, the cost of an Ultherapy® treatment depends on the areas being treated and other factors such as geographic location and individual physician practices. Schedule a consultation with a nearby provider to receive accurate pricing information.

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Can Ultherapy® replace a facelift?

Ultherapy® treats the deep foundational layer of skin - the SMAS- that is addressed in cosmetic surgery. However, it will not have as drastic results as a surgical facelift. Ultherapy® is a great alternative to surgery, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

How does Ultherapy® differ from laser treatments?

Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin's foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-3 months. Lasers rely on light energy, which typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Lasers also work through the surface of the skin, often resulting in downtime after a procedure. Ultherapy®‘s ultrasound energy bypasses the surface of the skin, which means no downtime is required after the treatment. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they can be compatible.

Can I get an Ultherapy® treatment if I use toxins or fillers?

Ultherapy® treatments over fillers or toxins has not been extensively studied. Ultherapy® may be complementary to other cosmetic procedures depending on the outcomes you are trying to achieve. Consult with a certified Ulthera® provider to discuss if Ultherapy® is right for you.

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Importance of Authenticity

We are dedicated to providing you with a clinically proven, safe and effective Ultherapy® treatment.

To ensure that the Ultherapy® treatment you are receiving is authentic, you have to:

  1. Look for a treatment that is FDA-cleared & CE-marked to back up the product’s claims.
  2. For a non-surgical ultrasound lift, make sure the procedure is U.S. FDA-Cleared to:
    • Lift the skin on your neck, chin and brow
    • Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the décolletage
Here’s what you should look for in a certified Ultherapy® provider:

Ultherapy® Seal of Authenticity

Ultherapy® Certificate of Authenticity

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