Before and After Pictures
While there are no huge lifestyle changes needed, there will be some prep done right before your treatment.
You’ll need to gently wash the treatment area with a mild cleanser.
You can take Ibuprofen for mild pain relief if needed.
Expect sessions to take anywhere from 60-90 minutes.
You might feel some discomfort during the treatment.
Your skin may turn red during and just after the treatment. This usually goes away within an hour.
There’s no downtime, so you can go right back to your day.
We’ll ask you to use sunscreen on the treated area to protect it from damage.
Occasional bruising or swelling may occur.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ultherapy® is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses focused ultrasound and the body’s natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, under the chin, and even the décolletage (upper chest area). With Ultherapy®, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change—just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.
An Ultherapy® procedure typically takes around 60-90 minutes, but it will depend on the area to be treated and your personalized treatment plan. There are no special aftercare requirements, and you can resume your normal activities immediately.
A good candidate for Ultherapy® is someone whose skin has some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin signals a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates. While Ultherapy® is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting and tightening but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, physically or financially. There are also younger people who want to prevent signs of aging, as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Yes. It’s natural. Non-invasive. And there’s no downtime. The FDA-cleared Ultherapy® procedure has been established to be safe and effective in clinical studies and over 1 million patient treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy, in general, has a proven track record with use in the field of medicine for more than fifty years. At Ideal Image, we only use licensed medical and nursing professionals who have been through in-depth training and have the knowledge to make your treatment a success.
Patients treated with Ultherapy® still have fresh, young collagen for up to a year following the procedure. But, skin continues to age over time. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
A recent treatment upgrade called “Ultherapy® Amplify” now offers a more comfortable procedure. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients report that the Ultherapy® procedure is quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive sign that the collagen-building process has been initiated. We take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible, and patients often tell us they are comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive FDA-cleared skin tightening procedure to target maturing skin on the upper body. This non-surgical skin lifting treatment is designed to treat the forehead and eyebrow region as well as to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the chest. Ultherapy® has also been designed to lift and tighten problem areas under the chin.
Ultherapy® is one of the best skin tightening treatments for “turkey neck.” “Turkey neck” refers to lose skin on the neck that wrinkles and lacks elasticity. It’s one of the most common signs of skin aging and can affect both men and women as their bodies mature. Ultherapy® lifts, tightens and smooths lines and wrinkles in the neck for a more youthful appearance.
The décolletage is also one of the first areas of the body to show signs of aging. Décolletage is a French term which refers to the upper chest area. This area is typically exposed when you wear low-cut necklines, such as V-neck articles of clothing or bathing suits. Ultherapy® is the only skin tightening procedure FDA-cleared to improve lines and wrinkles on the delicate skin of the décolletage.
Ultherapy® ditches foreign substances and chemicals for a natural-looking appearance that tightens skin for natural-looking results. A non-surgical lift stimulates your body’s natural production of skin-tightening proteins like collagen and elastin. Since the treatment targets a person’s own protein production, how long the results of skin tightening last relies on the individual.
Typically, results of an Ultherapy® treatment appear over two to three months. However, if your protein production remains high after treatment, results can continue appearing up to six months after your treatment. Success relies on collagen production, so the more collagen that’s produced, the firmer and longer lasting the results will be.
However, it’s important to note that though Ultherapy® rejuvenates skin from the inside-out, each individual’s natural aging process will dictate how long collagen production translates into visible results. Generally, an Ultherapy® skin tightening treatment will last for up to a year or more depending on the individual. Additional touch-up treatments can also help provide targeted control over the natural aging process.
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound technology to non-invasively and non-surgically penetrate the skin. Sound waves beyond the range of human hearing deliver mechanical energy deep into structural tissues where your body produces collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are natural proteins that give your skin its youthful appearance, promoting firmness and tightness. These proteins break down as we age, causing your skin to lose skin strength and elasticity. As a result, skin can become wrinkled and sag, especially on the face, neck, and décolletage.
Unlike laser technology, Ultherapy® bypasses the surface of the skin to distribute energy directly where collagen and elastin reproduce. This inside-out approach generates a thermal effect under the skin which stimulates your body’s production of these skin-tightening proteins. Your body produces fresh, new collagen and elastin to help reverse the signs of mature skin. Ultherapy® gradually lifts and tightens over time, for natural-looking results—without the additional risks posed by invasive surgery.
The Ultherapy® treatment is the Gold Standard FDA-cleared tightening treatment to help create younger, tighter looking skin. Plus, there’s little to no downtime and no intensive aftercare. Simply allow your body to produce the collagen it needs to firm your skin, alleviate wrinkles, and smooth fine lines.
Why Ideal Image for Ultherapy®?
As the largest provider of Ultherapy® in the U.S., we have the most experience with this non-invasive age-defying treatment. Only trust your skin to Ideal Image™.
|Our treatment providers include licensed medical professionals who have been trained on our procedures.|
|We’ve tested our treatments—then tested them again—to make sure they’re safe and effective.|
|Each and every plan is personalized to fit the unique needs of each guest.|