FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Ulthera™ is a device that uses focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin. Ultherapy™, a blend of the words ‘Ulthera’ and ‘therapy,’ describes the treatment performed with the Ulthera device. It is a safe, non-surgical method to lift and tighten skin without any visible downtime.
While Ultherapy™ does not duplicate the results of a facelift, it’s an exciting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery – and for patients who wish to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Ultherapy™ harnesses the power of ultrasound to deliver its collagen-boosting effect. Unlike lasers, radiofrequency, surgery, and other technologies, non-surgical Ultherapy™ bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depths and the right temperature, treating both the superficial epidermis as well as the deeper layers of the skin with ultrasound-guided visualization.
Common target areas include but are not exclusive to:
- Eyebrows/ Eyelids (lifting)
- Undereyes (reduce lines, eye bags)
- Cheeks (lifting, reduced nasolabial folds)
- Lower face (slimming, lifting, reduced marionette folds)
- Jawline (more defined)
- Double Chin (reduction & tightening)
- Neck (tightening, reduced lines)
- décolletage (chest area) (reduced fine lines & wrinkles)
Ultherapy™ is a proven treatment with a well-established safety profile. It is currently marketed worldwide in more than 75 countries, with over 1.5 million treatments performed globally to date. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you may feel tiny amounts of energy deposited to precise depths, stimulating the collagen-building process. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
You can start noticing the first results of Ultherapy™ within a few days, depending on your body’s ability to produce new collagen. Improvement typically continues for up to three months. The results will last as long as your body produces new collagen until the natural ageing process takes over again. Based on your skin’s response to Ultherapy™, you can decide if additional sessions are necessary.
Since the procedure stimulates a person’s own collagen production, how long the results last depends on the individual. Results generally appear over two to three months, and results may improve over the following three to six months and can last up to a year or more. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but the individual’s natural ageing process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside. Future touch-up treatments can help provide more control over the ageing process, which varies by individual.
With Ultherapy™, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately.
Sensations of heat and tingling typically subside soon after the procedure. The treated skin areas can sometimes become flushed or red in the hours after the procedure, and short-term sensations including tingling, swelling, and tenderness may occur. There may be some bruising or numbness on rare occasions, but these typically go away within a few days of the procedure.
At Sparrow MD, our treatments are directed by our highly trained medical doctors. We can answer any further questions should you require, please book a consult to discuss more.