If you’ve been struggling with wrinkles and are looking for a safe and non-surgical method for achieving tighter skin on your face, neck, and chest, Ultherapy could be the perfect solution.  

What Is Ultherapy? 

Ultherapy is an innovative, non-invasive, skin-lifting treatment utilizing ultrasound to treat sagging skin. It enables doctors to view beneath skin tissue, to more precisely target specific areas. 

Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved therapy of its kind, and can treat tissue at the same depth as a surgical facelift.


How Does It Work? 

Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound to generate heat at the treatment site, which activates the skin’s natural healing response to produce collagen. The collagen results in a gradual firming and tightening of the skin. 

The technology also utilizes visualization, enabling doctors to monitor the patient’s dermal and subdermal tissues throughout every stage of the procedure. This helps them see what areas require treatment and pinpoint them with highly targeted bursts of ultrasound waves, treating the deeper layers of the epidermis and lifting the skin without breaking its surface.

The method is extremely effective, reaching deeper into skin tissue than both laser and radiofrequency (RF) therapies. It increases collagen production at the optimal depth by 42 percent helping skin look younger, and brighter, for longer.


Who’s an Ideal Candidate for Ultherapy 

Ultherapy is a great alternative for people hesitant to get a facelift or undergo a more invasive surgical procedure for skin tightening. 

Ultherapy also has the best results on those in their 30s or older who notice sagging skin— particularly on their eyelids, brows, neck, and chin—yet still exhibit a moderate amount of elasticity.

Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved therapy of its kind, and can treat tissue at the same depth as a surgical facelift.


What to Expect From the Procedure  

Ultherapy requires very little preparation beforehand. Prior to your appointment, you’ll be asked to remove any makeup products. Your doctor will begin by cleaning the target areas and applying an ultrasound gel. A topical pain medication may also be administered to reduce any discomfort during the process. 

The doctor uses a handheld device, which can be customized based on a patient’s specific needs. After visualizing the tissue in the targeted area, the device projects ultrasound waves into your skin. The heat from the device causes inflammation at the treatment area, which stimulates collagen production and lifts tissue. 

Patients may notice redness or tenderness at the affected area, which usually subsides within an hour. The entire procedure should last between 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the area treated.


Results & Next Steps 

There’s no downtime required, and after the session, patients can resume usual, daily activities. A visible difference should be apparent almost immediately, with full results typically appearing throughout three to six months. 

Results can last up to a year or more, and regular sessions may be recommended every few years for continuous, lasting results. 


What Are Side Effects? 

Ultherapy is generally considered very safe, but in rare cases patients can experience pain and inflammation, as well as numbness or nerve damage. If these side effects continue for more than a couple of days, contact your doctor.  

Dr. Anthony Buglino is proud to offer safe effective treatment options such as Ultherapy to help you look younger and healthier. Schedule a consultation to find out if this safe and non-invasive procedure is right for you. For examples of Dr. Buglino’s work, check out his Instagram!

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