How Ultherapy Lifts & Tightens Skin

How Ultherapy Lifts & Tightens Skin

Ultherapy is used to tighten and lift the face, brow, décolleté, under the neck, and along the jawline through the utilization of focused pulsing heat energy. The ultrasound energy is directed precisely at the areas that need tightening. Ultherapy goes deeper than lasers that only improve the appearance of superficial skin layers; it affects the foundational layers, SMAS and Platysma. Unlike lasers, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to specifically target the deep tissues where collagen resides. The device allows precise targeting by producing an image of the skin and underlying connective tissue. This permits the optimal depth, temperature, and precision needed to generate new collagen and lift the skin.

The Procedure

Ultherapy is a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift. Preparation is minimal; you may maintain your regular eating, drinking, exercise, and work routines before and immediately after the procedure. Any makeup and/or skincare products should be removed prior to treatment. Your provider will clean the targeted areas and apply an ultrasound gel. The Ultherapy device will be placed against your skin and your provider will use an ultrasound viewer to adjust the device to the appropriate settings. Ultrasound energy will be delivered to the target areas and you may experience intermittent feelings of heat and tingling.


After the procedure, the treated skin may appear flushed or red and you may experience short-term tingling, swelling, and tenderness. There is no downtime associated with this procedure, so you can resume all regular activities. You will begin noticing results within a few days, depending on your body’s ability to produce new collagen. Full results typically develop between 4-6 months following the procedure. These results will last as long as your body continues producing new collagen and until the natural aging process resumes, usually after about two years. The patient’s aftercare, habits such as smoking, environmental factors like sun exposure, and intrinsic aging can affect the results of an Ultherapy treatment.

Prolonging Your Results

This treatment can be combined with other means of skin tightening such as Vivace Microneedling, Clean + Brilliant, Picogensis, Sublative Laser, or CO2 for more enhanced, longer-lasting results. You may also choose to receive injectable relaxants or fillers like Juvederm, Botox, Restylane, and Dysport. Some may benefit from having another treatment after about two years, though it depends on your body’s biological response to the collagen-building process.

Premier Spa & Laser Center

With our deep understanding and appreciation for aesthetic concerns at all ages, the service offerings are based around the common conditions that both women and men experience. The physicians have carefully selected each technology based on its safety profile and proven scientific results. Premier Spa & Laser Center’s mission is to provide clients a place where comfort, beauty, and personalized attention combine to create a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. Contact us or schedule your complimentary consultation today!


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