Ultherapy: The Ultimate Non-Surgical Treatment for Anti-Aging


As we age, exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, combined with the natural aging process, causes collagen fibers to break down. As these cells diminish, skin on the face and neck becomes wrinkled and saggy, causing us to look older than we are. To smooth the skin and achieve a more youthful appearance, women and men of all ages seek cosmetic procedures. As a popular non-surgical treatment, Ultherapy® effectively restores the appearance of the skin by regenerating collagen production.

What Is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is an FDA-cleared treatment that lifts and tightens the skin on the eyebrows, neck, and under the chin. This non-surgical and non-invasive procedure utilizes ultrasound to effectively reduce the signs of aging. Unlike lasers that typically focus on the most superficial layers of skin, Ultherapy® safely penetrates the deepest layers of the skin to provide noticeably younger looking skin.

What Can Ultherapy® Be Used to Improve?
●Laxity in the eyebrows
●Jawline definition
●Sagging neck

How Is Ultherapy® Performed?
Each Ultherapy® treatment is performed in an office and usually takes one to three hours to complete. A specialized device is placed on the targeted areas where ultrasound energy is delivered to the deepest layers of the skin, which stimulates the body’s ability to produce collagen which lifts and tightens the skin.

What Can You Expect Immediately After Ultherapy®?
Most patients can return to work and resume their daily activities immediately after the Ultherapy® treatment is complete. Your skin may appear slightly red or swollen, but these symptoms usually subside over the next couple of days.

How Long Do Ultherapy® Results Last?
The results from one Ultherapy® treatment will continue to improve the appearance of the treated areas over the next two to three months as the body produces collagen to lift and tighten the skin. Many patients report seeing continual improvement in the appearance of their skin for up to six months. The results from Ultherapy® can last 18 months to 2 years.

Although the results do not produce the same effects as more invasive surgical procedures, such as a facelift or browlift, Ultherapy® is a great cosmetic treatment option for those not yet wanting to undergo surgery.

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Houston Plastic Surgeon