I would like to firm the lower face and neck. I was thinking Ultherapy? (Photos)

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I would like to firm the lower face and neck. I was thinking Ultherapy?

Ulthera® ultrasound laser/Ultherapy® is the current gold standard for lifting/tightening sagging skin and subcutaneous tissue of the face, neck and some areas of the body.


Miami Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Ultherapy for firmer neck

Ultherapy is an FDA approved, non-invasive skin tightening treatment. Just as ultrasound travels through the skin of a pregnant woman without harming it, Ultherapy allows deeper treatments for tissue tightening where it counts. It results in lifting effects of face and neck for a tighter and more sculpted appearance. Many patients see an improvement immediately after the treatment only to observe further improvements over the following weeks. Studies demonstrate Ultherapy’s beneficial effect on droopy necks and brows. In addition, Ultherapy can improve jowling and tighten cheeks for a refreshed appearance and rejuvenated facial contours.

Frank P. Fechner, MD
Worcester Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

What is Ultherapy

An Uplift, not a Facelift!

Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure for the face that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone and tighten loose skin. 

The FDA – approved device used in the procedure utilizes the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin including those typically addressed in a surgical face lift without disturbing the surface of the skin.

John Frattellone, DMD
Red Bank Dentist

Ultherapy for Lower Neck and Face

Ultherapy is a great non-invasive option to lift and tighten skin on the lower face and neck. Ultherapy works by administering ultrasound energy to specific depths of skin and muscle with precise ultrasound guidance, which causes tissue tightening and collagen production. The ultrasound energy produced during an Ulthera treatment, precisely and consistently heats the targeted tissue to 60-70 degrees centigrade, which is the optimal temperature for contraction and denaturation of collagen. The results from an Ultherapy treatment work in a two-step process. The first stage is the contraction and denaturing of collagen, which causes an immediate tissue tightening, and resultant lift. The second stage occurs over time while the body’s healing response builds new collagen (neocollagenesis).     New collagen production is generated over 2-3 months and often continues for 6 months after the treatment. Full results are visible after 3 to 6 months.  The results in our practice are amazing.  Make sure you see an experienced Ultherapist. Good Luck!

Laurie A. Casas, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 87 reviews

Ultherapy Results

Hi Diane,
Ultherapy works by heating small targeted amounts of soft tissue below the surface of the skin to a point where the tissue will contract and the body will create new collagen. It's important to do your research when you are exploring the options of a cosmetic facial procedure. A facial plastic surgeon is a cosmetic doctor that is an expert strictly in the head and neck. Focusing on the head and neck area means that the specialty area is concentrated and the surgeon is extremely familiar with facial procedures and will understand what measures to take in order for you to achieve optimal results with your Ultherapy procedure. Ultherapy incorporates the use of ultrasound which enables practitioners to see the layers of skin, ensuring the energy is delivered to where it is supposed to go without damaging surrounding tissue cells. Ultherapy treatment assists in slowing down the effects of time and gravity on your skin by using the body's own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.

Good luck!

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 112 reviews

Firm the Lower Face and Neck with Ultherapy

Hi and thank you for your question! Ultherapy is a GREAT way to tighten and lift the lower face and neck non-surgically. There is nothing else on the market that can tighten and lift the way Ultherapy does. We recommend one treatment everyone 1-3 years depending on each individual, the extent of the laxity of the skin and their response to the treatment. In our office, our NP and PA's perform the procedure and have been extensively trained to assure the maximum results for our patients. Feel free to give our office a call for a complementary consultation! Best, Dr. Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 137 reviews

Ultherapy for lower face and neck tightening

Ultherapy could be a good way for you to tighten, firm and lift your lower face and neck. There is essentially no downtime. It is just a little sore to the touch for a week or two. You can see some results right away. (Ask the person doing the treatment to let you sit up after doing one side so you can see the difference.) The results continue to improve up to 90 days or more. You must keep in mind however that you will not a achieve a surgical result. Also, make sure that the person doing the treatment has been properly trained.

Ellen A. Janetzke, MD
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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