Ultherapy® 101: All Your Questions Answered

Middle aged woman with youthful-looking face and neck

Signs of aging typically first start appearing on the face. As men and women enter their 30s, they might start to develop wrinkles, see their skin begin to sag, and notice long-term damage caused by sun exposure. With non-invasive procedures becoming more popular than ever, many people are curious about how they can improve their skin without needing traditional surgery. 

If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin with no downtime, consider Ultherapy®. Our Orlando office was one of the first practices in the area to offer this innovative skin-tightening procedure. A facelift is no longer the only way to make your face and neck look noticeably younger. Ultherapy is a great way to turn back the clock on your appearance.

Despite the popularity of this FDA-approved procedure, some patients might be unfamiliar with what to expect from treatment. This post describes the results patients can see with Ultherapy at Primera Plastic Surgery.

What is Ultherapy? How does it work?

Ultherapy is often considered the nonsurgical alternative to a facelift. It rejuvenates both your skin and the underlying tissue. The procedure utilizes ultrasound technology to create focused pulses of deeply penetrating heat. By stimulating multiple layers of skin, Ultherapy naturally boosts collagen production and tightens the skin. It can be used on areas such as: 

  • Face and neck
  • Under the chin
  • Eyebrows
  • Décolletage (chest area)

Treatment is performed with a handheld applicator and a session typically lasts an hour or less. Ultherapy is completely noninvasive and doesn’t require needles or other devices. 

What results can Ultherapy patients expect?

The heat from Ultherapy treatment stimulates collagen production, which improves the skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity. This stimulation creates results such as firmer skin tone, less sagging, and fewer fine lines and wrinkles. 

Any side effects—such as mild swelling or skin tenderness—are short term and fade after a few hours. Skin improvements gradually develop after a few weeks and continue to improve over the course of 6 months.

What is recovery like?

There is no downtime required after Ultherapy. Patients can return to work or home immediately after their sessions. Results from the treatment continue improving for many months to come, as the body continues to naturally produce its own natural collagen. Patients can return for a follow-up session if they’re seeking more dramatic results.

Ultherapy’s short recovery time is a major perk for many men and women, as facelifts require a much more significant recovery time. Ultherapy also has the benefit of being at a much lower price point than traditional facelift surgery.

Looking younger and more refreshed doesn’t always require extensive surgery. Noninvasive, nonsurgical options might be great for your lifestyle. To see real results from real Ultherapy patients, browse our before-and-after photo gallery. If you would like to learn more about your own Ultherapy options, contact the practice online or call (407) 333-3040.

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