First came fillers in the Eighties, then lasers, then Botox - all still useful in their own way, and there's always been surgery. Now there's Ultherapy® - a face and neck treatment that creates a brand new category in aesthetics - non-invasive tissue lifting.
For the first time ever, Ultherapy enables practitioners to direct sound waves not only into the skin but deep under the skin to the same tissue addressed in surgery. This gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Besides the visible effects of lifting and tightening, there is also an invisible result from Ultherapy with the creation of new collagen, which helps the skin maintain its youthfulness.
Ultherapy lifts, tightens, and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of time and gravity. 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.
The beauty of Ultherapy is that it is a 30 to 90 minute procedure that uses the body's own subtle healing response to gently, gradually - and reliably - restore memory to the skin and its underlying tissue. Ultherapy requires no special recuperation or preparation and typically only takes one treatment to get a meaningful response but may require a second follow-up to achieve the desired results. Patients enjoy some initial effects immediately following the procedure, but the ultimate lifting will take 2 - 3 months, as tired collagen is rejuvenated and supplemented with new, stronger collagen.
There isn't a replacement for the dramatic effects of surgery, but Ultherapy offers a natural, 'no downtime' approach to noticeably improving lax skin. Ultherapy is like putting collagen in the bank!