Ultherapy: A Non-Surgical Way to Tighten the Neck
If you are looking for a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that lifts, tones, and tightens loose skin – especially in the neck – then look no further. Ultherapy may be your answer.
Ultherapy, which is approved by the FDA, uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to improve problem areas in the eyebrows, neck, and under the chin. What’s more, it is also FDA cleared to improve décolletage lines and wrinkles. Most impressive, though, is its ability to tighten and firm the neck to provide a more youthful and energetic appearance.
Most competing technologies use lasers to penetrate the skin from the outside-in. Ultherapy, however, works from the inside-out, bypassing the skin’s surface to specifically target collagen, which lives deep in the skin’s structural tissues. By using ultrasound technology to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin — including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift – without disturbing the surface of the skin, Ultherapy is able to lift and tighten skin non-invasively.
How Ultherapy Works
In some ways, Ultherapy is just like an ultrasound imaging procedure that expectant mothers may receive. A smooth handpiece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. This allows the practitioner to “see” where they will treat your skin.
But here’s the difference: With Ultherapy, that same handpiece is also used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift.
Your body’s response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lifting — or shifting — of the skin back into a more youthful position and form-fitting shape.
Results will unfold over the course of two to three months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to six months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who want the lift, without the surgery.
The length of the treatment depends on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60 to 90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
How do you know if Ultherapy is right for you? Ultherapy works well in both men and women, especially in the neck. If you have mild to moderate skin laxity, where the skin begins to feel and look less firm, such as a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest, then you just might be an ideal candidate for this procedure. To schedule a complimentary consult, just click here.