Ultherapy: A Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Treatment

What is Ultherapy and how long does it last?

Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. Collagen is the most plentiful protein found in the human body and it is what holds the body together — bone, muscle, tendon, and skin.


Collagen is important in the skin because it is what gives skin its elasticity, or stretchiness. As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen, which we can see happening through the existence of wrinkles.


By building collagen production from the SMAS (the foundational layer of the skin and the basis for the skin layer structure) with ultrasound technology, Ultherapy can help you restore your skin’s youthfulness by smoothing wrinkles and lines from your face, brows, chin, neck, and décolletage while gradually lifting skin from these areas as well.


Results from Ultherapy typically lasts about a year to 2 years, though this varies from patient to patient. Some patients have more elasticity left in their skin than others, which means they may not need another treatment beyond the 1-year mark and can come back for another appointment when they feel they need it again.


Although Ultherapy produces new collagen, the skin will continue to age. However, you can maintain the results if you use medical grade skin care products that encourage collagen production and skin tightening. Annual touch-up treatments are highly encouraged to maintain those results.


How well does Ultherapy work?

Ultherapy works exceedingly well and is a highly recommended alternative for anyone who is not prepared to undergo a surgical facelift procedure. The results of Ultherapy will not be the same as a surgical facelift, but it truly can make a difference in the lives of patients who wish to look younger.


Most patients need only one round of Ultherapy, though others may need more than one. Scheduling annual follow-up appointments for Ultherapy treatments can help maintain results


When will I start seeing a difference from Ultherapy?

After your initial Ultherapy treatment, you’ll likely notice some small changes as collagen Type 3 immediately starts to build, but you’ll really start noticing results in the following 2 to 3 months. Your results peak at month 3 and again at month 6 as your collagen has matured to Type 1 collagen. 


Is Ultherapy safe?

Ultherapy is an incredibly safe procedure. There is no surgical procedure involved, so you won’t need to worry about going under the knife. This makes it a great alternative for anyone who isn’t ready to undergo cosmetic surgery. Keep in mind that Ultherapy will not duplicate the results of a surgical facelift.


Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production. Ultrasound energy has one of the best track records when it comes to safety and has been used in medicine for more than 50 years.


Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure the FDA has approved for lifting skin on the neck (also known as “turkey neck”). FDA approval is a process that requires a device or treatment to undergo testing and research to make sure it is safe and does what it claims it does, so you can rest assured that it is very safe.


Additionally, all Ultherapy practitioners are required to undergo extensive procedural training, and Nashville Skin Company is no different in that regard.


Ultherapy patients do not need any downtime after the procedure, meaning they can return to their normal, everyday activities without any problems.


The side effects from Ultherapy include the following:


  • Mild discomfort during the procedure
  • A flushed appearance after the procedure
  • Redness
  • Slight swelling
  • Tenderness to the touch
  • Temporary numbness


These side effects are very mild and are temporary, often disappearing within a few hours.


What is the cost of Ultherapy treatment?

According to Healthline, the average cost of Ultherapy in 2016 was $1,802, but the cost of Ultherapy varies widely based on where you live as well as the region of the body you plan to get treated. For example, treating the brow would probably cost less than treating the neck and face combined.


Ultherapy: A surgery-free facelift for you

Nashville Skin Company has been specially trained to use Ultherapy, the only therapy that is FDA cleared to lift and smooth skin, in order to help our clients look and feel younger, all without resorting to surgery. To learn more about Ultherapy, our other services, or to schedule an appointment, contact Nashville Skin Company today.