Ultherapy is an innovative non-surgical, non-invasive procedure for the face, that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone and tighten loose skin. It is the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to see the layers of tissue we target during treatment and ensure that the energy is delivered precisely where it will be most productive.
Surgical facelifts will always be an option, but there are many people who aren’t ready for that pulled look and opt for a non-surgical procedure with meaningful results. The difference? No one will know that you did anything at all.
- Ultrasound, a tried and true technology used for decades, is now being used for beauty.
- One of the first effects of gravity is that the brows descend, and the eyes start to appear smaller. Ultherapy will lift the brow, which in turn reduces the excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes and gives a more refreshed appearance.
- Patients may enjoy some initial effect but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over 2-3 months as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. This collagen-building process continues and further improvements can appear up to 6 months following the procedure.
Patients like that the process is natural and that the effect is gradual.
How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months. The procedure takes only about an hour for most patients, and there is no downtime. It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
Does the Ultherapy treatment hurt?
A recent software upgrade called “Ultherapy Amplify” now affords a more comfortable procedure. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients now report that the procedure is quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
Optional ProNox available for Ultherapy treatments
Torrey Pines Dermatology takes further measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible by providing you a premedication list, topical numbing cream and the use of our Zimmer cooling system during the treatment. Patients tell us they leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come. Torrey Pines Dermatology takes further measure to make the experience as pleasant as possible by providing ProNox, a light form of laughing gas, topical numbing and the use of our Zimmer cooling system during the treatment. Patients tell us they leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come without being groggy.
Natural. Non-invasive. No downtime. Check out the Before & After photos.
Are there any side effects to Ultherapy?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
Are Ultherapy treatments safe?
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and over 100,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
How many treatments does it take?
The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process.
How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of Collagen?
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal affect under the skin. The thermal effect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
Does Ultherapy also work for men?
Yes! Both women and men globally are receiving Ultherapy.