What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure that is suitable for the face, neck, chin and eyebrow.
Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound with visualisation (MFU-V) energy.
Benefits to your skin
- This type of energy bypasses the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device.
- The Ultherapy ultrasound technique stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin to reverse the visible signs of ageing.
- The collagen production results in a clinically significant lift to the layers of tissue which other laser are not FDA cleared to perform.
- Celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Christie Brinkley and Kim Kardashian have used Ultherapy for a neck lift.
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What can Ultherapy treat?
Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared treatment for the face, neck and décolletage. It is suitable for helping to reduce the appearance of;
- Sagging Skin
- Sagging Jowls
- Poor skin laxity
- Turkey Neck
- Sagging/Drooping Eyelids
- Lines and wrinkles on the décolletage
What are the benefits of Ultherapy?
- Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
- Treatment time from 30 minutes
- Long-lasting results
- FDA Approved treatment
- No downtime
- Stimulates new collagen & elastin, to help reverse the signs of ageing
- Over 1 million treatments performed worldwide.
- Named ‘Best in-office Treatment for Non surgical Skin Tightening’ in the New Beauty 2019 Awards
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What happens during Ultherapy treatment?
- A consultation is required before treatment to discuss suitability and areas to be treated
- On the day of treatment, the face is cleansed And gel is applied for the applicator to start its work. The practitioner will use Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging to see deep within the skin to determine the optimal placement of the treatment energy.
- The ultrasound energy will be deposited to precise depths within the skin to encourage collagen production.
What is the downtime following Ultherapy?
Following Ultherapy treatment, the skin may appear red, but this will go down after a couple of hours. Some patients may experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these will be mild and temporary in nature. Patients will be able to return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements.
What are the results from Ultherapy?
The results from Ultherapy are gradual and it can take 3-6 months to see the full results from treatment. Some initial results as the collagen production starts can be seen a few days following treatment. Most patients will only need 1 Ultherapy treatment but if skin laxity is severe then they may benefit from multiple treatments. The results from Ultherapy can last over a year.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment that has been cleared by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin, brow and décolletage. Ultherapy uses micro focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.
How does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy treatment works by encouraging new collagen to be produced, strengthens existing collagen and restores structure to the skin.
Collagen occurs naturally within the skin and is a natural protein that keeps the skin firm, toned and youthful in appearance. As we age, the collagen production gradually decreases, and the existing collagen starts to lose strength and the ability to fight against the effects of gravity which results in sagging of the skin.
Am I suitable for Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is suitable for patients who are starting to notice the visible effects of the natural ageing process. Ultherapy works best on patients who have mild to moderate skin laxity and have noticed their skin is looking less firm or tight in appearance. Patients who have loose skin on the neck, lines or wrinkles on their chest, sagging under the chin and loose skin around the eyes can expect to achieve a natural and gradual lift which can leave you looking a lot more refreshed.
Is Ultherapy the same as Thermage?
Thermage is another cosmetic skin tightening treatment. Although they may sound similar; Ultherapy is a different process which uses pulses of ultrasound to create a thermal effect which encourages collagen production beneath the surface of the skin.
Thermage instead uses radio waves to stimulate the collagen under the skin which tightens the existing collagen and starts the production of new collagen too.
If you are unsure of what treatment is best for you, come in for a consultation to find out more
Can Ultherapy treat ageing eyes?
Ultherapy has been FDA cleared for use on the eyes as well as the face, neck and décolletage. The ultrasound treatment works to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin underneath the surface of the skin which generates a lifting effect. Ultherapy can be used on the brow to lift and tighten the skin and it can also improve the appearance of drooping eyelids.
Ultherapy is only suitable for use under the eyes on eyebags if the targeted area is on the bone. If you are looking to improve the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, then we have a selection of other treatments that may be more suitable.
To find out more about our treatment for ageing eyes, contact us to book a consultation with one of our experts.
Does Ultherapy hurt?
Patients may feel mild discomfort when the ultrasound energy is delivered but this will only be a temporary sensation. Our expert team will be on-hand to ensure patients are feeling comfortable throughout the treatment.
How many Ultherapy treatments will I need?
In most cases, patients will only require 1 Ultherapy treatment.
In cases where there may be more significant skin laxity then multiple treatments may be advised to get the best result.
When can I see the results from Ultherapy?
The results from Ultherapy treatment are gradual but some patients may see the initial signs of lifting in the days following treatment. The results from treatment will be more visible after 3-6 months which is how long it can take for the new collagen to build and lift the skin.
How long do the results from Ultherapy last?
The results from Ultherapy treatment have been known to last over a year.
Is there any downtime after Ultherapy?
There is no downtime after an Ultherapy procedure. Patients will be able to return to their normal activities straight after treatment. Some patients may experience temporary redness to the areas treated but this will settle in the hours following treatment.
Is Ultherapy safe?
Ultrasound imaging has a proven track record having been safely used in medicine for over 50 years. Ultherapy treatment has had over 1 million treatments performed worldwide and is the only micro-focused ultrasound technology process that has been reviewed and cleared in the US by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Ultherapy treatment is also CE certified for non-invasive lifting and sculpting of the skin on the face, neck and décolletage.
What are the side effects from Ultherapy treatment?
As with all cosmetic treatments, side effects may occur following treatment. These will all be fully discussed during your consultation.
The most common side effect from Ultherapy treatment is redness in the treated area. This will subside a few hours after treatment. Some patients may also experience swelling, tingling or tenderness but these are mild and temporary in nature.
Other, less common side effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin which your practitioner will review with you.
How much does Ultherapy cost?
The cost of Ultherapy treatment starts from £500.
To get a more accurate quote and find out more about treatment, book a consultation with one of our experts.