Ultherapy technology reaches deeper, with more pinpoint focus, than any other nonsurgical procedure for lifting and tightening. In fact, at this time it is the only FDA approved device for actual "lifting".
Don't expect big results "tomorrow"
Results take a while to come to full resolution. When you see news programs and people claim they get big results right away, or in a few days, they are really experiencing temporary tightening as a result of the treatment's effect that causes inflammation at the deep treatment level.
Inflammation is your friend in this treatment and is the catalyst for much of the new collagen generation. You won't see it, or be aware of what is going on beneath, other than some limited soreness that subsides fairly quickly.
There is usually some immediate effect, but the "real deal" comes over a period of 3 to 6 months as the body goes through the new collagen generation process.
Predictability varies - and this variability is based on several things, namely
- Patient age - More mature patients have a slower collagen-build ability so the effects may not be the same as someone in their 30's or 40's
- Number of "lines" - There is a standard treatment protocol, but also room for customization.
- Technician training and experience - Advanced treatment techniques can provide better results and a more comfortable treatment.