Ultherapy for Skin Tightening, Toning, and Skin Rejuvenation

Dr. Lisa Fairweather performing procedure for facial skin tightening and skin rejuvenation.

Dr. Fairweather administering the procedure to a patient.

Quick Overview of Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening and wrinkle-reducing procedure that lifts, tones, and tightens loose and saggy skin on the face, neck, and chest.

The procedure uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery, injections, or downtime.

“…the results got better and better.”

“I noticed as the weeks went on, the results got better and better.”

Heather
46, Designer and Single Mom

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BENEFITS:
Natural Skin Tightening, Lifting, Collagen Regeneration, and Skin Rejuvenation

This procedure lifts, tones, and tightens areas of the face (eyebrows, jawline, and jowls), neck and chest. It’s ideal for treating the loss of collagen that causes loose, sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles that traditional skin care and cosmetic injections cannot.

If You Want to Correct:

  • Loose or saggy facial skin
  • Saggy eyelids
  • Jowls, extra skin around the jawline
  • Saggy or wrinkled neck
  • Wrinkles on the upper chest

Benefits of Treatment:

  • Tighter, younger looking skin
  • Tones and lifts from the inside-out (like SPANX for your skin!)
  • Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive
  • No Downtime
  • No Damage
  • No Drastic Changes
  • No Toxins or Needles (not that we’re opposed to cosmetic injections!)
  • Just a single treatment that makes a difference
  • Quick Procedure (in and out within 30-90 minutes depending on what’s customized for your needs)
  • Natural Looking Results – because it stimulates your body’s own collagen
  • Long-Lasting Results
  • SAFE, time-tested technology (50+ years in use for medical procedures)
  • FDA-cleared
  • Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox approved 😉

It treats the deep dermal layers of tissue without disturbing the surface of the skin unlike lasers and radio-frequency.


Ultherapy in Harper's Bazaar magazine

Harper’s Bazaar “The Beauty Issue” touts Ultherapy as…
…the one ‘must do’ treatment to stop your lower face and neck from falling.


HOW DOES ULTHERAPY WORK?

Ultherapy® relies on a tried-and-true technology: ultrasound.

This therapeutic process stimulates natural collagen production by delivering focused energy to the skin’s foundational layers. These dermal layers are typically only addressed in cosmetic surgery but this procedure does it without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.

Regenerates Deep to Build New Collagen Without Toxins or Needles

Unlike lasers, radio frequency, surgery and other technologies, non-surgical Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the precise amount of ultrasound energy at the correct depths and the right temperature.

This energy triggers a natural response under the skin, jumpstarting the regenerative process to produce fresh, new collagen.

No Cosmetic Surgery: Non-invasive Face and Neck Lift.

Skin tightening results.

360 days post-treatment – individual results may vary

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow.

FDA-Approved from Brow to Chest.

Before and After Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation: 180 after treatment for chest wrinkles

180 days post-treatment – individual results may vary – photos provided courtesy of Dr. Steven Dayan and Ulthera

Now also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage, Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest!

Safe Ultrasound.

Ultherapy harnesses the power of ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck and chest. Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years—and Ultherapy has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and in more than 350,000 treatments worldwide.

Ultherapy relies on ultrasound therapy to deliver its collagen-boosting treatment. It also incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue they are treating, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.

WHAT TO EXPECT

It’s important to have the right expectations.

How soon will you notice results?

Unlike many other aesthetic procedures that we offer like cosmetic injectables (Botox and fillers), the immediate results are subtle at best. Noticeable results occur months later after new collagen regeneration.

Think of it like working out for the first time.

The effects of that first exercise session aren’t immediately noticeable. No matter how tired you may be after that workout, you aren’t going to waltz out of your first spin class feeling like an endurance champion; and twenty minutes of peddling won’t tone your thighs overnight into those of a twenty-something. The transformation happens slowly over time and with repeated visits. Collagen regeneration, like muscle development, doesn’t happen overnight.

But unlike a workout that you have to repeat week after week and month after month, results from a single Ultherapy session continue to come for several months!

How painful is it?

If you’re ever had laser hair removal or a Brazilian wax you know firsthand that beauty hurts.

And if you workout, you’re intimate with “No pain. No gain.” when it comes to reaching your goals and keeping things firm.

Let’s be straight. It is not a painless procedure. It’s a tolerable and manageable procedure.

If you’re especially sensitive or have a low tolerance to pain, Dr. Fairweather can prescribe medication to help you relax and reduce the discomfort.

Numbing crème is typically not used because the ultrasound primarily targets the deeper, foundational layers of your skin where collagen is produced.

Most patients, however, report that the discomfort isn’t that bad.

BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT

The first thing you will want to do is schedule a free, one-on-one consultation with us to determine if you are a good candidate for Ultherapy.

What to expect at your aesthetic consultation:

Your consultation to learn more is free.

During this session, we will assess your skin, address your concerns, answer your questions, and discuss pricing.

Once you have booked your procedure, arrange to have someone bring you to the office if you plan to take any type of medication for pain or relaxation that might interfere with your ability to drive.

You will not need to follow any special preparations or skincare regimens in advance of the treatment.

DURING YOUR TREATMENT

After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, your Ultherapy practitioner will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin. Next, your provider will use Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging to first see deep within the skin to determine optimal placement of the treatment energy, and then deliver the focused ultrasound energy beneath the skin’s surface.

During the treatment delivery, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated.

Comfort levels can vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the energy is being delivered. The ultrasound skin tightening energy is delivered as short pulses.

We will help you feel comfortable throughout your treatment – whether you need a blanket to keep warm or a fan to stay cool.

The length of your treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. Treatment can be done in a single session or split into multiple visits when treating several areas such as full-face, neck, and chest.

AFTER YOUR TREATMENT (AFTERCARE)

There is no downtime. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements. If you have taken any medication for pain or relaxation, you should not drive yourself home.

Your skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.

Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.

Why We Added This to Our Aesthetic Services

When it comes to aesthetic medicine, Dr. Fairweather is extremely picky and precise.

Before she is willing to add a new product or service to Daily Gorgeous’ offerings, she must be fully convinced of the benefits and safety.  It must also provide a solution to a common issue reported by customers, friends, and family. This allows her to address the areas of highest concern among her patients.

We listened to what troubled you most, what you were happy with and what you wanted help with.

Overwhelmingly you told us that you wanted your neck to look as young as your face and that you wanted something with more lift.

Something more “like a facelift” in terms of lifting, toning and tightening your skin, especially the lower jawline.

Repeatedly we heard you tell us:

“I want something to add to my current routine of peels, toxins and fillers”

and

“I wish I could have a mini-facelift, without the pain, downtime, or price of cosmetic surgery.”

We used the same criteria in choosing this service that we’ve always applied when deciding what to offer:
1. It has to be something we believe in
2. It has to compliment the services you’re already familiar with and getting — something that adds value and new results for problem areas
3. The results must be impressive yet natural-looking, always
4. It has to be safe with low-risk
5. It has to be a procedure that we wanted to use ourselves and would recommend to friends and family without hesitation

With those criteria in mind, we looked at a lot of anti-aging and skin care options: lasers, radio frequency, this device, that… (list a few)… and overwhelmingly, we decided upon Ultherapy for skin tightening and collagen production.

RISKS & SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

Ultrasound has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years and Ultherapy has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and in more than 350,000 treatments worldwide.

FDA-cleared for Aesthetic Treatments

Ultherapy is the first and only FDA-cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck and under-chin. It is also FDA-cleared to improve décolletage lines and wrinkles.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE?
The procedure typically takes about 30-90 minutes, but it could vary depending on the plan we customize for you.

HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ULTHERAPY?
If you are thirty or older and have mild or moderate skin laxity, this procedure might be right for you.

A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin signals a patient might be a candidate.

While it’s not a replacement for a surgical facelift or neck lift, there are many people who want to tighten and firm but are not ready for or do not want something that extreme.

DOES IT HURT?
A recent software upgrade called “Ultherapy Amplify” now affords a more comfortable procedure. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients report that the procedure is quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it only happens briefly while the ultrasound energy is delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the device has stimulated the collagen-building process.

We take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible for you throughout the process. Our goal is for you to leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.

IS IT SAFE?
The FDA-cleared Ultherapy® procedure has been established to be safe and effective in clinical studies and over 400,000 patient treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years. Our staff have been through in-depth training and have the knowledge to make your treatment a success!

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED FOR THE BEST RESULTS?
Most patients only need a single treatment for a given area, however, results can vary based on your age, skin laxity and overall condition of your skin, your body’s biological response to ultrasound, lifestyle, habits, nutrition, and ability to build collagen. The collagen produced by your body after the procedure is natural and long-lasting but keep in mind that your body will continue to age and lose collagen and elasticity. Think of the results as prolonging a more youthful appearance so that you look at least five years younger than you are rather than altogether stopping the hands of time.

see the beauty of ultrasound for facial skin rejuvenation

It’s like SPANX for your skin!

If you’re looking to “stay a few years ahead of the aging game” Ultherapy is a great option.