What is Ultherapy & Does It Last?

Need to tone your skin on the neck, chin or even under your brows?  Look no further. Ultherapy, the newly FDA-approved procedure is the word on the street. Ultherapy essentially uses an ultrasound device to naturally lift the skin, minus the surgery. It is a minimally invasive treatment and is extremely effective to get the results you need. Here’s what you should know:

How Does It Work?

The Ultherapy procedure essentially stimulates collagen production by providing focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer, without cutting or disturbing the surface of the skin. It is important to note that unlike lasers, radio frequency or surgery, non-surgical Ultherapy passes over the surface of the skin to give the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depth and condition. Consequently, this energy provokes a natural response under the skin, stimulating the regenerative process that creates new collagen.

Some patients will see an initial effect right after their treatment, but true results are typically visible within 2-3 months. This is because new collagen functions to lift and tighten the skin, which may take a longer amount of time.

While Ultherapy does not imitate or achieve the results of facelifting, it has been a great alternative for those looking into non-invasive treatments for minor tightening.

Who is A Good Candidate for Ultherapy?

Am I A Good Candidate?


A good candidate for ultherapy has mild to moderate skin flexibility and is beginning to feel like their skin is becoming less firm. Having loose skin on the neck, under the chin,  or wrinkles on the chest, are all relevant issues that Ultherapy can solve.

Yet, the best way to find out if Ultherapy is indeed for you, it is critical to meet with a certified dermatologist and schedule a consultation.

What Ultherapy Feels Like

It is possible that as the ultrasound energy is delivered, you may feel small amounts of energy being deposited on the skin, which marks that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Depending on the individual, comfort levels may vary, but the feeling is rather minor and typically lasts for a short amount of time.

How Long Do Results Last?

What Is Ultherapy?

After your Ultherapy treatment, you may see some effects right away, but the final results will be visible within the 3 month period since your body will naturally recreate collagen. Since the procedure will trigger your own collagen production, the lasting results will depend on the individual. For example, one individual will create a different amount of collagen than another. This can make all the difference.

Ultherapy may produce new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process will dictate how long this will render results on the outside.

When it comes to tightening the skin, especially around the neck, brows, and chin, where it may appear “droopy”, Ultherapy can help. Ultherapy has become very popular in recent years, as it is a non-invasive treatment and has been proven effective in the past. If you’re interested in tightening your skin and enhancing your image, contact dermatology experts at Elias Dermatology today to get started.

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