What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy or Ulthera is a breakthrough dermatologic procedure that uses medical ultrasound for non-surgical facelift and neck lifting as well as skin sagging areas such as thigh. Ultherapy works deep below the surface – without harming the outer layer of skin-for dramatic and long-lasting benefits of facial firming, skin tightening and lifting. Improvement around the eyes include lifting of the brow line to reduce droopiness on the eyelids, smoothing of crows’ feet, and a more open, refreshed look to the eyes in general. Sagging skin on the cheeks can be tightened and uplifted, which in turn can improve folds from the nose to mouth, folds from the mouth to jaw, and drooping corners of the mouth. Often, a more defined jaw line and overall improvement in skin texture and evenness of colour are known additional benefits. Ultherapy is currently the only FDA-approved device for facelift, neck lift and eyebrow lift.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen. However, this same unique applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat at just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. Your skin’s respond to the energy is increased growth of new collagen. A gradual skin tightening occurs, ultimately resulting in a natural facelift and improve conditioning of the skin over time.