How do Ultherapy treatments work?
Unlike laser treatments, which penetrate and target the skin, Ultherapy actually bypasses the surface of the skin and affects the structural tissues below that contain collagen. An esthetician transmits ultrasound waves through a handpiece, and this energy stimulates new collagen growth over time, leading to firmer, tighter, younger-looking skin. Meanwhile, your surface skin is undamaged.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
People who would like to tighten sagging facial skin, particularly on the brow, neck, or under the chin, are often good candidates. Many Ultherapy patients are in their 30s or older and have mild to moderate skin laxity. Although this non-surgical option is not a replacement for the extensive rejuvenation of a facelift and neck lift, it can be appropriate for those looking to hold off having surgery or for those who are not a candidate for surgery.
Does Ultherapy hurt?
There can be some discomfort during treatment, which usually takes 60 to 90 minutes for the full face, but most patients leave feeling comfortable.