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What is Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy® is only U.S. FDA-cleared1,2 non-invasive procedure that uses micro-focused ultrasound with real-time visualization (MFU-V) to see deep within the skin to plan the treatment to each patient’s specific needs and treat with precision3, thereby achieving desired skin lifts through “See My Skin, Lift My Way”.

Is Ultherapy® safe?

Ultherapy® is a proven, FDA-cleared1,2 treatment with a well-established safety profile. It is currently marketed worldwide in more than 80 countries, with over 2 million treatments4 performed globally to date. In addition, ultrasound energy has been used in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.

Am I a Good Ultherapy® 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 the procedure take? What is the down time for recovery?

The procedure takes about 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the area treated, and there is minimal to no downtime5 afterward.

Is it painful?

As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you may feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, stimulating the collagen-building process. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.

Are there any side effects?

There may be slight redness that typically resolves within a few hours following the treatment. Some patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.

How long does it last?

The treatment can produce visible results for 12-18 months*, depending on the individual’s own collagen production. This process takes time, so results can become more apparent over two to three months post-treatment. Future touch-up treatments can help provide more control over the aging process.

  1. Ulthera Instruction for use
  2. Ulthera release: Ultherapy® décolletage treatment now FDA-cleared. BioSpace website.
  3. Fabi SG, Massaki A, Eimpunth S, Pogoda J, Goldman MP. Evaluation of microfocused ultrasound with visualization for lifting, tightening, and wrinkle reduction of the décolletage. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;69(6):965-971.)
  4. Raleigh, N. (2022, April 15). Announcing 2 Million Ultherapy Treatments Worldwide. Retrieved from Merz Aesthetics;
  5. Georgette Oni, Ron Hoxworth, Sumeet Teotia, Spencer Brown, Je rey M. Kenkel, Evaluation of a Microfocused Ultrasound System for Improving Skin Laxity and Tighteninin the Lower Face, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 34, Issue 7, September 2014, Pages 1099-1110.

* Individual results may vary
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® Authenticity Decal

Ultherapy® Certificate of Authenticity