Ultherapy is a brand name for ultrasound skin tightening. Average price $750 – $5,500 USD depending on the area treated.
What is ultrasound skin tightening?
It is a non-invasive treatment used to lift and tighten loose skin on areas such as the eyebrows, jawline, and jowls, it has recently been approved by the FDA to improve wrinkles on the chest as well. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to heat targeted tissue under the surface of the skin, triggering the natural production of collagen. While some people might see an effect immediately after their treatment, most real results appear over two to three months (sometimes as long as six months) as the collagen gradually improves skin’s tone and elasticity. Patience is key with this therapy. Ultherapy specifically targets the skin and its deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery, but without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
The resulting heat can be intense but short-lived at times and is actually a positive signal that collagen building process has been initiated.The degree and nature of any discomfort will vary from patient to patient with bony areas being more sensitive. There can be some temporary, small areas of numbing, swelling, redness or sensitivity to touch immediately following the treatment and experience no downtime with a little make up. Pre-treating with a sedative and or an ibuprofen one hour prior to the procedure can help; however, topical and a small amount of local anesthesia in key areas of the treatment can greatly reduce the discomfort.
The treatment results are gradual i.e. the two-six months, with initial improvements noticed as soon as two weeks after treatment. People usually go for a touch up procedure after a year or two.
It is not comparable to a face lift!!!