Ultherapy®

WHAT IS ULTHERAPY®?

Ultherapy® is a non-invasive way to lift and tighten the skin naturally without surgery. With precise ultrasound energy, Ultherapy® targets the deep structural layers of the skin without disrupting the skin’s surface. After treatment, the body’s tissue repair process stimulates the production of new collagen, creating a natural lifting effect. The safety and efficacy of Ultherapy® have been established through clinical studies and over 1,5 million treatments performed worldwide.

What is Ultherapy

Ultherapy® is the only U.S. FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure to lift the skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the brow, as well as to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.1 Ultherapy® has also received the European CE mark for non-invasive dermatological sculpting and lifting of the upper face, lower face, neck and décolletage.


LIFTING WITH ULTRASOUND

Ultherapy® can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest!1 Both men and women can experience these Ultherapy® benefits:

  • Non-surgical2-4
  • No downtime4
  • Builds collagen5
  • Natural results
  • Safe ultrasound technology

1 Ulthera Instructions For Use. Mesa, AZ: Ulthera, Inc; 2015.

2 MacGregor JL, Tanzi EL. Microfocused ultrasound for skin tightening. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013;32:18-25.

3 White WM, Makin IRS, Barthe PG, et al. Selective creation of thermal injury zones in the superficial musculoaponeurotic system using intense ultrasound therapy. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2007;9(1):22-29.

4 Fabi SG, Massaki A, Eimpunth S, et al. Evaluation of microfocused ultrasound with visualization for lifting, tightening, and wrinkle reduction of the décolletage. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;69(6):965-971.

5 Data on File, UL-132.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT OF ULTHERAPY®?

A SINGLE NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT WITH NO DOWNTIME

The Ultherapy® treatment is a non-invasive procedure that delivers collagen-boosting energy in a single treatment without downtime. During the treatment, you will feel the energy being delivered in the deep layers of your skin. Some patients see results immediately after their treatment, but the full results appear over 2−3 months, or even up to 6 months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin.

Treatment options

HOW DOES ULTHERAPY® WORK?

How does Ultherapy work

Ultherapy® deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment “jumpstarts” a natural process, neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen to counteract the effects of time and gravity on your skin.
While Ultherapy® does not duplicate the results of a facelift, it’s an exciting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery.

SURGICAL PRECISION IN A NON-INVASIVE DEVICE

SURGICAL PRECISION IN A NON-INVASIVE DEVICE

Unlike other energy devices, non-surgical Ultherapy® delivers a precise amount of ultrasound energy at optimal depths and temperature – without cutting or disrupting the skin´s surface.2-7,13 The energy is precisely spaced to promote healing. The collagen produced after an Ultherapy® treatment is completely your own; no foreign substances are left behind. The result is a natural lift without significant downtime!

2 MacGregor JL, Tanzi EL. Microfocused ultrasound for skin tightening. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013;32:18-25.

3 White WM, Makin IRS, Barthe PG, et al. Selective creation of thermal injury zones in the superficial musculoaponeurotic system using intense ultrasound therapy. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2007;9(1):22-29.

4 Fabi SG, Massaki A, Eimpunth S, et al. Evaluation of microfocused ultrasound with visualization for lifting, tightening, and wrinkle reduction of the décolletage. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;69(6):965-971.

5 Data on File, UL-132.

6 Suh DH, Choi JH, Lee SJ, et al. Comparative histometric analysis of the effects of high-intensity focused ultrasound and radiofrequency on the skin. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2015;17(5):230-236.

7 Laubach HJ, Makin IRS, Barthe PG, et al. Intense focused ultrasound: evaluation of a new treatment modality for precise microcoagulation within the skin. Dermatol Surg. 2008; 34(5):727-734.

13 Dobke MK, Hitchcock T, Misell L, et al. Tissue restructuring by energy-based surgical tools. Clin Plast Surg. 2012;39(4):399-408.

AM I A CANDIDATE?

Ultherapy® is a great alternative for people who crave tighter skin and refreshed looks, but are not ready for surgery yet, or for those looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery. A good Ultherapy® candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to look less firm or tight. Examples include a lowered brow, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest.

FAQs

  • WHAT IS ULTHERAPY®?

    WHAT IS ULTHERAPY®?

    Ultherapy® is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that uses the body's own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.

  • WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT ULTHERAPY®?1

    WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT ULTHERAPY®?1

    It is the only non-invasive aesthetic treatment that is:

    • U.S. FDA-cleared to lift skin tissue
    • U.S. FDA-cleared specifically to treat the décolletage
    • U.S. FDA-cleared to use ultrasound imaging to visualize tissue while treating

  • IS ULTHERAPY® SAFE?

    IS ULTHERAPY® SAFE?

    The FDA-cleared Ultherapy® procedure has been used safely in over 1,5 million treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy is time-tested, and has been safely used for more than 50 years.14 In addition, every Ultherapy® practitioner receives extensive procedural training.

  • ULTHERAPY® CONSULTATION

    ULTHERAPY® CONSULTATION

    Before your treatment, schedule a one-on-one consultation with an Ultherapy® provider to determine if you are a candidate for treatment and to decide which areas you would like treated.

  • DURING YOUR TREATMENT

    DURING YOUR TREATMENT

    After cleaning the skin, your Ultherapy® practitioner will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin. Your provider will use ultrasound imaging to determine optimal placement of the treatment energy, and then deliver the focused ultrasound energy beneath the skin’s surface. During the treatment, you will feel energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated.

  • AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

    AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

    Since there is no downtime with Ultherapy®, you are free to return to your normal activities immediately after your treatment is complete. Some patients appear flushed, or may experience slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to touch. These side effects are mild and temporary in nature, and are not expected to interfere with your normal activities. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you during your consultation.

  • HOW LONG DOES AN ULTHERAPY® TREATMENT TAKE?

    HOW LONG DOES AN ULTHERAPY® TREATMENT TAKE?

    The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.

  • WILL I NEED TO TAKE TIME OFF?

    WILL I NEED TO TAKE TIME OFF?

    With Ultherapy®, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.

  • ARE THERE ANY MEASURES I CAN TAKE TO PREPARE MY SKIN PRIOR TO TREATMENT?

    ARE THERE ANY MEASURES I CAN TAKE TO PREPARE MY SKIN PRIOR TO TREATMENT?

    No significant preparations are required prior to the treatment. Some medications may make you more likely to bruise. During your consultation, talk to your practitioner about your current medications and supplements. Your practitioner may recommend that you temporarily discontinue use of some medications or supplements prior to the treatment.

  • WHAT DOES THE ULTHERAPY® TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?

    WHAT DOES THE ULTHERAPY® TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?

    As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the heating sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered, and is an indication that the procedure is working. Your practitioner will take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible, and most patients leave comfortable and excited about the results to come.

  • WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS? HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?

    WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS? HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?

    You may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will appear naturally and gradually over 2–3 months, as tired collagen is replaced by the growth of new collagen.9-12 As skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the natural aging process. For many patients, it’s comforting to know that Ultherapy is scientifically proven to increase collagen production in skin.5

  • HOW MANY ULTHERAPY® TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

    HOW MANY ULTHERAPY® TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

    Most patients need one treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual's collagen-building process, some patients benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep pace with the body's natural aging process.

  • ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?1

    ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?1

    The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.

  • HOW MUCH DOES AN ULTHERAPY® PROCEDURE COST?

    HOW MUCH DOES AN ULTHERAPY® PROCEDURE COST?

    Since the treatment is personalized to your anatomy, the cost of an Ultherapy® treatment ranges depending upon the area being treated and other factors such as geographic location and individual physician practices. Schedule a consultation with a nearby provider to receive accurate pricing information.

  • CAN ULTHERAPY® REPLACE A FACELIFT?

    CAN ULTHERAPY® REPLACE A FACELIFT?

    Ultherapy® treats the deep foundational layer of skin - the SMAS- that is addressed in cosmetic surgery. However, it will not have as drastic results as a surgical facelift. Ultherapy® is a great alternative to surgery, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

  • HOW DOES ULTHERAPY® DIFFER FROM LASER TREATMENTS?

    HOW DOES ULTHERAPY® DIFFER FROM LASER TREATMENTS?

    Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to stimulate 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 typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Lasers also work through the surface of the skin, often resulting in downtime after a procedure. Ultherapy®’s ultrasound energy bypasses the surface of the skin, which means no downtime is required after the treatment. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they can be compatible.

  • CAN I GET AN ULTHERAPY® TREATMENT IF I USE TOXINS OR FILLERS?

    CAN I GET AN ULTHERAPY® TREATMENT IF I USE TOXINS OR FILLERS?

    Ultherapy® treatments over fillers or toxins has not been extensively studied. Ultherapy® may be complementary to other cosmetic procedures depending on the outcomes you are trying to achieve. Consult with a practitioner to discuss if Ultherapy® is right for you.

  • WHERE CAN I GET AN ULTHERAPY® TREATMENT?

    WHERE CAN I GET AN ULTHERAPY® TREATMENT?

    Ultherapy® is offered by thousands of cosmetic medical practices around the world.

  • HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PRACTITIONER IS USING AN AUTHENTIC ULTHERA SYSTEM FOR MY ULTHERAPY® TREATMENT?

    HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PRACTITIONER IS USING AN AUTHENTIC ULTHERA SYSTEM FOR MY ULTHERAPY® TREATMENT?

    Unfortunately, there are practitioners who claim to treat with Ultherapy®, but they are really using a counterfeit device. These counterfeit devices have not been subject to the rigorous testing and standards of the Ulthera system, and may result in less effective or unsafe outcomes. To ensure you are receiving a true Ultherapy® treatment, ask to see the Physician’s authenticity certificate or use the Physician Locator to locate a certified Ultherapist.

1 Ulthera Instructions For Use. Mesa, AZ: Ulthera, Inc; 2015.

5 Data on File, UL-132.

9 Data on File, ULT-129.

10 Data on File, ULT-106.

11 Data on File, ULT-112.

12 Data on File, ULT-130.

14 Phillips RA, Stratmeyer ME, Harris GR. Safety and US regulatory considerations in the nonclinical use of medical ultrasound devices. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2010;36(8):1224-1228.