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Ultherapy is a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment that uses targeted ultrasound energy to produce firmer, smoother skin.

  • Downtime: None
  • Pain Level: Minimal
  • Results Duration: 1 year


Skin laxity, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, on the face, neck, and chest

Side Effects:

Slight redness, swelling or tingling immediately following treatment, should subside within 24-48 hours


Primarily used on the face, neck, and decollete – can be used on other areas of the body as well

Follow Up:

None required

How Performed:

Handheld applicator moves across skin’s surface, delivering targeted ultrasound energy into the dermal layers below


Topical or local anesthesia administered prior to treatment – nitrous oxide or IV sedation may also be offered

Procedure Type:


Expected Outcome:

Firmer, smoother skin, with a visible reduction in lines and wrinkles


Full results apparent in 2-3 months


Ultherapy®, previously known as Ulthera, is an advanced ultrasound device used to treat sagging skin of the face and neck. The device is non-invasive and applies ultrasound waves to the skin’s surface to gently heat and constrict tissue. The treatment also boosts the body’s own production of collagen, causing the skin to look even younger over time. 

In addition to tightening the face and neck, Ultherapy has also received FDA clearance to treat aging skin on the chest to rejuvenate the décolletage. Our board-certified physicians have extensive experience using this device and will customize your treatment to ensure the best possible results for you. 

How does Ultherapy Work?

Ultherapy utilizes ultrasound energy to affect the deeper dermal layers without penetrating the skin. The ultrasound energy delivers gentle heating to the tissue without disrupting the outer dermis. As the heat constricts the tissue, it creates a firmer appearance soon after treatment.

In addition, the ultrasound energy triggers additional collagen production by the body. Increased collagen levels smooth and firm the skin from within, leading to natural, long-lasting improvement. To learn more about how Ulthera works, check out our online webinar video highlighting our body contouring procedures.

Does an Ultherapy Treatment Hurt?

Most of our patients find the Ultherapy treatment to be relatively comfortable. There is a sensation as the ultrasound energy is delivered into the dermal layers, but it is temporary and not painful. Our dermatologists will take every step necessary to ensure your treatment experience is both comfortable and positive.

When Will I See Results?

You might see some initial improvement in the days and weeks following your treatment. However, your full results will not become evident for 2-3 months as collagen levels slowly increase. 

How Long is the Recovery Time After Treatment?

There is no recovery after an Ultherapy treatment. Patients can return to their regular activities right away. Some may experience mild redness or swelling after the procedure, but these side effects subside without intervention within 24-48 hours. 

Real Patients Before and After photos

Ultherapy and Sofwave for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction

Ultherapy and Sofwave for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Ultherapy to Treat Sagging Skin, Lines and Wrinkles on the Face and Neck

Ultherapy to Treat Sagging Skin, Lines and Wrinkles on the Face and Neck

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Ultherapy to Treat Sagging Skin, Lines and Wrinkles on the Face and Neck

Ultherapy to Treat Sagging Skin, Lines and Wrinkles on the Face and Neck

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

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Can Men undergo ultherapy treatments?

Yes. Ultherapy is an excellent choice for men that want to maintain the smooth, youthful vitality of the skin. This treatment helps to keep skin firm while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. There are different approaches when treating men versus women, and our dedicated dermatologists take these real differences into account during every treatment.


Questions and Answers

Q: How Does Ultherapy Differ From Other Skin Tightening Procedures?

A: Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound to stimulate the growth of collagen below the skin’s surface. Collagen continues to grow over time, and patients may notice results becoming more obvious over a 3-6 month period.

Q: Is Ultherapy Safe?

A: Yes. Ultherapy was first approved by the FDA in 2009. Since that time, the device has shown a long track record of safety and success. In 2018 alone, more than 335,000 people have undergone nonsurgical skin tightening, including Ultherapy. Our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience and training in using this device and will customize your treatment to ensure you enjoy an optimal outcome.

Q: What Is Ultherapy Treatment Like?

A: Typically Ultherapy treatment takes only about an hour, and has little to no downtime after. It is a non-invasive procedure with minimal risk of side effects. Most patients report very little discomfort during the procedure. Our dermatologists work to make patient treatments as comfortable as possible.

Q: Are There Any Side Effects?

A: Side effects of Ultherapy are mild and temporary. Patients might experience some slight skin redness and swelling for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure.

Q: How Long Do Results Last?

A: Ultherapy results take some time to develop, but they can also be long-lasting. Once your full results are apparent, you should enjoy your refreshed appearance for at least 1 year. Maintenance treatments can also extend your improvement indefinitely. 

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