Ultherapy is an FDA approved, noninvasive procedure that helps to rejuvenate saggy or loose skin on the face and neck. Over time, the effects of aging and gravity cause skin to become less firm due to the breakdown of collagen, which leads to skin laxity and the appearance of a droopy face. By using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy can tighten the skin and induce neocollagenesis, or the formation of new collagen. The thermal energy applied to the tissue from the device is what stimulates the body’s response to increase collagen production. This helps to reverse the effects and appearance of aging by creating tighter skin with more collagen. With this treatment, you can expect tighter appearing skin that continues to remodel over the course of 2 to 3 months.
What to expect during an Ultherapy treatment
Before beginning the treatment, a practitioner at Fourth N Main in Asbury Park will go over a few options to help minimize any pain or discomfort during the procedure. The Ulthera System delivers a low amount of focused ultrasound energy to the skin to induce skin tightening and collagen production The heat from the ultrasound stimulates is what causes new collagen to form. This duration of the treatment varies between 30 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on the areas being treated. Immediately following Ultherapy, the skin may appear red for a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature. Occasional temporary effects may include bruising or welts, which resolve in hours to days, or numbness in a select area, which resolves in days to weeks. Upon completing the treatment, you will notice immediate skin tightening, but results will continue to unfold over the course of 2 to 3 months.
Frequently asked questions
What is unique about Ultherapy?
Can Ultherapy replace a face lift?
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 other non-invasive cosmetic devices. 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?
How long does an Ultherapy treatment take?
What does the Ultherapy treatment feel like?
When will I see results? How long do they last?
How many Ultherapy treatments will I need?
Are there any side effects?
Is Ultherapy safe?
How much does an Ultherapy procedure cost?
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.
Call us to schedule your consultation to see if Ultherapy is for you. We are happy to answer all your questions to see if Ultherapy is for you.