Skin Tightening: Ultherapy® is the ONLY FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the neck, chin, and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the chest.
Ultherapy uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally without surgery or downtime.
The Non-invasive Lift
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow. It also improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage, Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, youthful look from your brow to your chest!
* Ultherapy treats the deep layers of skin tissue without disturbing the surface of the skin.
Safe Ultrasound. No Surgery.
Ultherapy harnesses the power of ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck and chest. Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years and Ultherapy has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and for over half a million treatments worldwide.
Ultherapy relies on ultrasound therapy to deliver its collagen-boosting treatment. It also incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue they are treating, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.
* Ultrasound imaging allows doctors to see where the treatment will be delivered.
How It Works
The Ultherapy ® procedure stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer typically addressed in cosmetic surgery without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
No Toxins or Needles
Unlike lasers, radio frequency, and other technological surgeries, non-surgical Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depths and the right temperature. This energy triggers a natural response under the skin, jumpstarting the regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen.
* Ultherapy stimulates collagen growth in the skin tissue at three different layers.
No Downtime. Natural Results.
Some patients see an initial effect right after treatment, but the real results appear over 2-3 months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin on the neck, chin, and brow as well as smoothens the skin on the chest. While Ultherapy will not duplicate the results of a facelift, clinically proven it’s a non-invasive alternative for those who are not ready for surgery and can even be an option for patients who wish to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
* Ultherapy delivers measurable results over time.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Just a Single Treatment
Just one non-invasive treatment Ultherapy® helps counteract the effects of time, gravity and sun exposure without downtime.
Before Your Treatment
The first thing you will want to do is schedule a one-on-one consultation with an Ultherapy provider. During this session, your practitioner will address your concerns, assess your skin and determine if you are a candidate for the treatment.
Once you book your Ultherapy® procedures, you will not need to follow any special preparations or skincare regimens in advance of the treatment.
To enhance your comfort, your practitioner may recommend that you take an over-the-counter or prescribed medication before the treatment.
* Your practitioner can answer any questions you have about the procedure
During Your Treatment
After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, your Ultherapy practitioner will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin. Next, your provider will use Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging to first see deep within the skin to determine the optimal placement of the treatment energy, and then deliver the focused ultrasound energy beneath the skin’s surface.
During the treatment delivery, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to 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.
The length of your 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.
* Your provider will help you feel comfortable during your treatment.
After Your Treatment
With Ultherapy, there is no downtime! You can return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements.
Your 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 mild and 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 for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.
*You might enjoy some initial effect, with ultimate results appearing over time.
Get general Ultherapy questions answered below. For more in-depth information and a personalized Ultherapy® treatment plan, we encourage you to contact an Ultherapy provider in your area.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
What is unique about Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Ultherapy is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial. With the addition of the new Ultherapy® Décolletage Treatment, Ultherapy is also now the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.
Can Ultherapy replace a face lift?
Ultherapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. Ultherapy is a great alternative, however, 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 sound energy – tried-and-true ultrasound – which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. Ultherapy ultrasound stimulates 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 cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible.
How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen?
Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. Ultherapy doesn’t involve any creams, fillers or toxins; it just relies on your body’s own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.
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 no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.
What does the Ultherapy® treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
When will I see results? How long do they last?
After your Ultherapy® Treatment, you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depends on you. 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 only need 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 benefit from additional treatments. Because 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 for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.
Is Ultherapy safe?
The FDA-cleared Ultherapy® procedure has been used safely in over half a million treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years.
How much does an Ultherapy® procedure cost?
The cost of an Ultherapy® treatment can range depending upon the area being treated and factors such as geographic location and individual physician practices. Since the treatment is so personalized, to get the most accurate price quote, it is best to speak with a nearby provider.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good Ultherapy candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. Of course, the best way to find out if you’re an Ultherapy candidate is to consult with a practitioner.
Where can I get an Ultherapy® treatment?
Ultherapy is offered by thousands of cosmetic medical practices around the world.
“Because it’s ultrasound and non-invasive, I chose Ultherapy as an alternative to surgery.” -Diana, 62
“After my Ultherapy treatment, there was almost just this natural return to where the brow line sat two years ago.” – Kathleen, 41
Under The Chin
“Having the Ultherapy treatment done really gave me the confidence to go out there and hold my head up high.” – Heather, 46
“The reason I was so excited about Ultherapy is that you can get results without having to have surgery.” – Joanne, 58
Real Ultherapy Reviews
Heather, 46, Graphic Designer, Single Mom
Wanting to look & feel good as she enters the dating scene; maintaining a youthful glow in a workplace full of young colleagues
“I noticed that as the weeks went on, the results [from Ultherapy] just got better and better and better.” -Heather.
Dominique, 52, Beauty Journalist
Creepiness on the chest
After getting great results from her Ultherapy face and neck treatment, Dominique opted to have her décolletage treated.
“A very big part of my femininity is my décolletage. I didn’t want to not to be able to wear V-necks, because my skin would look too old. That’s why I decided to do once again, the Ultherapy.”
Denise, 54, Mom of Three, Administrator
Beginning signs of a turkey neck
Wanting to maintain a fifty-and-fabulous look and feeling
“I would keep looking in the mirror to see if I could see that change – if I could see the definition and when it finally came to pass, it was quite exciting.” –Denise
Dave, 51, Retired Firefighter
Sagging chin and tired look
Wanting more chin-line definition, but not wanting people to notice he had anything “done”
“You should consider Ultherapy, as a man, because it makes you feel good…There’s no reason women should be the only ones to always feel good.” –Dave
Joanne, 58, Grandmother
Sunken-in gravity look
Empty nester starting a new phase in life and looking to maintain her appearance.
“I didn’t do [Ultherapy] for anyone else; I did it for me.” –Joanne
Diana, 62, Homemaker & Grandmother
Looking for an alternative to surgery to treat her main problem area inherited from her mother.
“I chose to go ahead and do [Ultherapy] as an alternative to surgery, and was really pleased and surprised with the results.” -Diana
Jeanine, 48, Homemaker
Loose skin on the neck, brow, and chin
Looking to match how she looks on the outside to how she feels on the inside
“Now, I feel my inside — my self — matches my outer-self.” -Jeanine
Elizabeth, 55, Entrepreneur & Single Mom
Lax skin on the face and neck
Looking to reinvent herself as she reenters the dating scene and business world
“Ultherapy has…tightened up, firmed up and lifted up who I am.” -Elizabeth
Coleen, 45, Songwriter & Bride-to-Be
Bride-to-be wanting to look her best when she marries her younger man
“My results from Ultherapy have been nothing short of spectacular!” -Coleen
Gina, 46, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Sagging under the chin and on the eyelids
Wanting to look fresh and natural working in an industry driven by beauty and youth
“Now, having that eyelid space…I don’t have to have surgery!” -Gina
Susan, 50, Sales Representative & Mom
Wanting to get back the look of open, youthful eyes…just in time for her 50th birthday
“[Ultherapy] has made a huge difference in the way I feel about myself.” -Susan
Kathleen, 41, Actress & Homemaker
Looking tired all of the time
Wanting to keep her skin looking healthy after recovering from skin cancer; maintaining a natural look for acting roles
“I don’t have to blush [my chin line]; it’s just defined now.” – Kathleen
Anita, 42, Server
Droopy eyes and “basset hound” look to lower face
Looking to put her best face forward to customers without having to take time off from work
“I thought about doing the eye surgery, but there’s the whole knife and recovery thing. With [Ultherapy], you didn’t have any of that.” -Anita
Ultherapy in the News
TODAY Show, July 2016
Ultherapy on the TODAY Show where Kathie Lee visits Dr. Patricia Wexler for her own Ultherapy treatment.
FOX San Diego, April 2016
Ultherapy on FOX San Diego: Ultherapy to Lift and Tighten
The Doctors, February 2016
Ultherapy on The Doctors: Red Carpet Ready
OK! TV, September 2015
Ultherapy on OK! TV: Awards Season
TODAY Show, August 2015
Ultherapy on the Today Show. The Latest Trends as Cosmetic Surgery Goes Mainstream.
The Doctors, April 2015
Ultherapy on “The Doctors” with Dr. Sabrina Fabi
TODAY Show, August 2014
For her birthday, Kathie Lee turns to Dr. Patricia Wexler to learn about treatments to slow down the signs of aging, including Ultherapy to lift skin on the neck and under the chin.
E! Secret Societies of Hollywood, August 2014
Real Housewife Adriana De Moura’s Ultherapy Results on E! The behind-the-scenes series, Secret Societies of Hollywood, looks at the cosmetic procedures celebrities get in “Pursuit of Perfection.” Real Housewife of Miami, Adriana De Moura, and other stars opt for Ultherapy as a more moderate yet effective approach.
Alive & Well, June 2014
Host of Alive & Well, Michelle Harris, learns about the non-invasive Ultherapy lifting treatment. Then, she experiences the no-downtime procedure for herself!
MSNBC’s Morning Joe, April 2014
Executive Editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Laura Brown, unveils the magazine’s “Beauty Issue” and touts Ultherapy as the one “must do” treatment to stop your neck from falling.
Extra!, February 2014
In a round-table discussion with Extra! and elite cosmetic physicians, Dr. Anna Guanche shares her secret for lifting skin on the neck, Ultherapy.
Extra!, January 2014
What’s Christie Brinkley’s secret to looking so good at 60? Dr. Anna Guanche thinks she may have opted for an Ultherapy treatment to lift skin under her chin!
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The Ultherapy® Treatment simulation tool is intended for entertainment purposes only. The simulated results are a rough approximation of the post-procedure results Actual results after an Ultherapy® Treatment may vary.
The non-invasive Ultherapy® procedure is U.S. FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, on the eyebrow and under the chin as well as to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. The most common side effects reported in clinical trials were redness, swelling, pain and transient new effects. For full product and safety information, visit Ultherapy.com/IFU.