Ultherapy: High-Effective Technology for Aesthetic Practice


What is Ultherapy and How does it work?

Ultherapy® is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin deep within the skin. Ultherapy lifts and tightens skin gradually form inside out-without surgery or downtime


Over time, underlying changes to the skin tissue result in lines, wrinkles and sagging skin


Ultherapy delivers ultrasound energy non-invasively to heat skin tissue at multiple depths, triggering a natural regenerative response that stimulates the growth of new collagen.


Results appear gradually over 2-3 months and improvements can continue up to 6 months after treatment.


4 Key Factors

The Science Of Aesthetics Has Evolved to Ultrasound which is unlike lasers and radio-frequency, Ultherapy has the optimal treatment, such as

  1. Depth and Temperature
  2. Precision to non-invasively lift skin which can combine treatment delivery.
  3. Imaging, for enhanced transparency and consistent patient results.


1) Depth – Treat The Skin’s Foundation

Tissue laxity is largely the result of structural weakening in the skin’s foundation (SMAS/Platysma) at ~4.5mm deep. Prior to Ultherapy, this layer was only accessible during a surgical facelift, since non-invasive modalities, such as lasers and radio-frequency, are limited to treating the dermis (< 3mm). The Ulthera® System is the only technology that non-invasively treats at a 3 discrete depth (1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm), to target both the dermis and the foundational tissue layers where laxity begins.


2) Temperature – Optimized Neocollagenesis

Clinical studies demonstrate that collagen contraction and denaturation are optimized at temperatures between 60-70°C. The Ulthera® System is the only device that reaches these optimized temperatures at depth, without heating the skin’s surface. The ultrasound energy is micro-focused to a point below the skin’s surface, causing cellular friction and heating tissue to ~65°C. This heat causes collagen contraction and denaturation and initiates aggressive collagen synthesis.



3) Precision – Surgical Precison Without An Incision

Precise energy delivery increases the consistency and safety of treatment. Lasers are precise, but only treat the superficial skin layers. Radio-frequency reaches deeper than lasers, but imprecisely bulk heats tissue at variable temperatures and depths. Only Ultherapy precisely heats tissue at a specific depth and temperature, with spacing between each thermal injury to promote healing. Real-time ultrasound imaging lets clinicians see exactly where energy will be delivered, providing an added level of recision to the procedure.



4) Maging -The ONLY «See & Treat» Technology

The Ulthera® System is the only non-invasive device that allows clinicians to see where they’re treating. Using Ulthera’s patented DeepSEE® technology, the system provides real-time ultrasound visualization of the skin down to 8mm. A treatment line is superimposed over this image to show where energy will be delivered. This “See & Treat” technology lets clinicians verify energy is being delivered at the correct tissue depth and avoid sub-dermal structures such as bone. Other non-invasive devices, including radio-frequency, force clinicians to essentially treat “blind”. The Ulthera System has an FDA-indication specific to ultrasound visualization of dermal and sub-dermal tissue layers.


The Effect of Ultherapy Treatment

  1. Tightening and lifting treatment for the full face, neck and décolletage
  2. Suitable for most skin tones and types, including darker skin tones
  3. After treatment, you can normally immediately return to your usual lifestyle and activities



What is the Expect of Post-Treatment?

Ultherapy works by repairing and strengthening tissue from the inside out-a process that takes place gradually over time with the creation of new collagen. While individual responses will vary, the following experiences have been reported by patients

1 Week After Treatment

  • Slight lifting, toning and plumping of fine lines
  • Minor swelling, slight tenderness to touch, tingling or numbness, occasional minor bruising

1 Month After Treatment

  • Slight lifting and toning
  • Tight tenderness to the touch, tingling or numbness
  • Tighter feel with smoother texture

3-6 Months After Treatment

  • Additional lifting and toning
  • Brow elevation
  • Less sagging
  • smooth texture and more even skin tone

Periodic touch-up treatments may help to offset the skin’s natural aging process.

Ultherapy® Side Effects

Patients can return to normal activities immediately after Ultherapy® treatment

  1. The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours.
  2. Some patients experience mild and temporary swelling, which resolves within 72 hours, or tingling or tenderness to the touch, which typically resolves within 2 days to 2 weeks.
  3. In rare cases, there can be temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of the skin.

As with any medical procedure, there are possible risks associated with the treatment.

  1. There is a remote risk of a burn that may not lead to scarring, which may respond to medical care
  2. There may be temporary nerve injury, which will resolve in a matter of weeks.
  3. Occasional temporary effects can include bruising or welts, which resolve within 1 to 3 weeks
  4. Specific to the décolletage treatment, the treated area may exhibit a localized area of linear visible edema(swelling) following treatment. This typically resolves within 1 day to 3 weeks after treatment.

Question & Answer

1. How long does it take?

The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure takes 60–90 minutes, while a brow lift or décolletage treatment can take just 30 minutes.

2. Can patients resume their lifestyle and activities after treatment?

After an Ultherapy® procedure, you can normally resume your usual lifestyle and activities immediately without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.

3. How long will treatment last?

You may see some initial lift, but the ultimate results will take place over 3 months, as the growth of new collagen and elastin replaces old tissue targeted by the treatment. A single Ultherapy® treatment can give a lasting effect for over a year in some people and your practitioner will advise on the likely outcomes for you.

4. How many Ultherapy will they need?

Most patients only need one treatment for results that can last over a year. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual’s collagen-building process, some patients benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep pace with the body’s natural ageing process.

5. Does Ultherapy® hurt?

There may be some momentary discomfort (which varies from person to person), but the sensation only lasts while ultrasound energy is being delivered. In order for Ultherapy® to work, it has to heat the deep layers of the skin. Everybody will have different sensitivities to this heat and your aesthetic practitioner will advise you on how best to manage any discomfort.


  1. Open wounds or lesions in the treatment area
  2. Severe or cystic acne in the treatment area
  3. Active implants(e.g. Pacemakers or defibrillators) or metallic implants in the treatment area

update: 18-3-2023

Reference: https://ultherapy.com/

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