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Discover the Power of Ultherapy®:  Skin tightening at your fingertips

In the pursuit of maintaining lifted and firm skin? We are happy to introduce you to Ultherapy: the global gold standard of non-surgical skin tightening treatments that has been making waves in the world of cosmetic medicine. If you’re intrigued by lifting, tightening, and rejuvenating your skin without surgery, you’re on the right path. Let’s delve into the realm of Ultherapy and address your burning questions together, shall we?


What is Ultherapy® and what to expect during treatment?


Authorized by both the FDA and Health Canada, Ultherapy is an innovative treatment designed to incite natural collagen and elastin production in your skin to effectively reverse early to moderate skin laxity and descent. Using advanced ultrasound imaging, enabling planning, customization, and precise targeting of collagen-rich layers, Ultherapy targets the deeper, collagen-rich layers of tissues otherwise only treatable by surgical facelifts. Each treatment triggers a natural collagen boost of 30-40%. 

Prior to your Ultherapy treatment, we will meet for an in-depth consultation to assess your goals and develop a personalized treatment plan that considers skin laxity holistically. Depending on the areas being treated, the procedure itself typically lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. After a nurturing demi facial and applying ultrasound gel, treatment pulses are applied to the mapped treatment areas in sequence, delivering precise energy in a uniform, even pattern. 


What age should you start Ultherapy®?


A common question is around the ideal age to start Ultherapy. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, it’s never too early to invest in preventive skincare. Ultherapy is beneficial for individuals in their 30s and beyond who are looking to maintain or enhance the contours of their skin. However, it’s essential to consult with a qualified skincare professional to determine the most suitable treatment plan, and to understand what may reasonably be achieved with Ultherapy treatment.


Understanding the cost: why is Ultherapy® expensive?


As with any cosmetic procedure, the cost of Ultherapy can vary depending on factors including the areas being treated and the cadence of your ongoing treatments. While some may shy away at the initial price tag, it’s essential to consider the long-term value compared to alternative surgical procedures when autologous, natural looking outcomes are desired. Ultherapy offers a non-surgical alternative to skin tightening with minimal downtime, making it a worthwhile investment in your skin’s health and quality through a lifetime. 

How does Ultherapy® work and how long do the results last?


Ultherapy harnesses the power of ultrasound energy to heat and subsequently incite collagen production deep within the skin, resulting in gradual tightening and lifting over 3-6 months. While you may notice subtle improvements right after your treatment, the full effects of Ultherapy are more noticeable at 6 months. With proper skincare maintenance and periodic repeat treatments (in whole or in part), the benefits of Ultherapy can last for several years, giving you long-lasting rejuvenation without the need for surgery.


Is Ultherapy® painful?


While some patients may experience mild discomfort or tingling heat sensations during the procedure, discomfort is quickly relieved after each pulse and well worth the long-term benefits. As collagen production ramps up in the weeks and months following treatments, you’ll begin to notice firmer, smoother skin with improved texture and tone. 

After your treatment, you might experience temporary redness and sensations like tingling, swelling, or tenderness in the treated areas. Rarely, there can be some mottled bruising. However, there’s typically no requirement for downtime, allowing you to return to your normal activities, whether it’s work, exercise, or socializing, right after your treatment session, as you are comfortable. Your journey to radiance will require a bit of patience (6 months, to be more exact), but the benefits of Ultherapy are well worth the wait.

Comparing Ultherapy® to other treatments


In a time where options for skin rejuvenation are abundant, it’s key to understand how Ultherapy compares with other popular treatments like microneedling, fillers, Morpheus8, and Thermage. While each procedure offers unique benefits and outcomes, Ultherapy stands out as the gold standard for non-surgical skin lifting and tightening. Unlike temporary solutions such as fillers, Ultherapy stimulates your body’s own natural collagen production, providing long-lasting results that improve over time.


Comparing Ultherapy to Morpheus8, Thermage, and Emface, Ultherapy stands out for its use of multi-focal ultrasound technology to target collagen-rich layers at deeper depths within the skin, offering clinically indicated non-surgical lift and tightening. While each modality has its pros, Ultherapy’s precision, non-invasive nature, and ability to continually improve natural collagen production over an extended period of time give this treatment a claim to deserved fame.


Will Ultherapy® cause fat loss or dissolve fillers?


A misconception about Ultherapy is that it causes fat loss or dissolves fillers. Rest assured, Ultherapy targets only the deep layers of tissue beneath the skin’s surface, leaving surrounding layers of fat cells and planes for fillers unchanged. However, it’s important to disclose any previous cosmetic treatments and all medical conditions to your skincare provider for a safe and effective Ultherapy experience.


Will Ultherapy® tighten pores and what areas can you treat?


While Ultherapy primarily targets collagen production and skin tightening, many patients report improvements to pore size and overall skin texture. Additionally, Ultherapy can be performed on various areas of the face and body, including the brows, neck, chest, jawline, décolletage, abdomen, and knees. You may be wondering if Ultherapy will help under eyes. As it’s a non-surgical treatment, it’s a safe and effective way to treat sagging or lax skin around the eyes, and is a cornerstone solution to holistic upper face and eye rejuvenation. 


Can I undergo Ultherapy® when pregnant?

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not be treated with Ultherapy. Like any cosmetic procedure, you should always consult with your healthcare provider before undergoing Ultherapy. While the procedure is generally considered safe, there may be contraindications or precautions to consider depending on your medical history and current health status.


What can go wrong and why didn’t it work for me?


While the majority of patients experience noticeable and pleasing improvements in their skin’s appearance and quality, individual results vary. Factors such as age, skin health, lifestyle, and genetics can influence the outcome of your treatment. It’s essential to have clear communication with our team of providers before and throughout your Ultherapy journey, see us in follow-ups as prescribed, and address any concerns or questions as they arise.

In summary, Ultherapy offers an ideal solution for those seeking to turn back the clock on aging without the risks and downtime associated with surgery. With its proven track record of safety and efficiency, Ultherapy continues to reign as the gold standard in non-surgical skin lifting and tightening. If you’re ready to start exploring Ultherapy as part of your personalized treatment plan, we invite you to schedule a consultation or speak with us at your next appointment to learn more.