Written by Dr. Cross
Ultherapy is the first FDA approved non surgical procedure to use focused ultrasound energy for skin lifting, firming, and tightening on the face, neck, and brow. It also improves fine lines and wrinkles on the decolletage, under eyes, and crows feet.
Ultherapy utilizes the safe, time-tested energy of focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen, the deep structural support layers of the skin. As a result of this, the skin surface remains untouched, while the deeper tissues are firmed and stimulated to produce new and tighter collagen.
The procedure takes 30-60 minutes, with no down time and very little to no risk. Patients are often able to leave the office and immediately interact socially without any evidence of having had the procedure. A gradual improvement in the appearance of the face and neck is seen over a three to six month period. Results tend to last two to three years, with boosts possible at that time to maintain improvement.