How Long Does Ultherapy Last

Lax skin on the neck, chin, and above the brows are usually the first telltale signs of aging. A quick lift and tightening of the skin can dramatically enhance your appearance and reduce the visible signs of again.

Ultherapy is a great alternative to a surgical facelift for women seeking to improve the appearance of the skin without undergoing invasive cosmetic surgery. Best of all, ultherapy provides gradual and lasting results.

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy, short for ultrasound therapy, is a conservative, non-invasive cosmetic procedure done to improve the appearance of the brows, neck or chin. It uses ultrasound energy to combat the effects of gravity on the skin. Results are achieved by allowing the body’s own collagen production process to tighten the skin by filling out tissues beneath the skin's surface. Lines and wrinkles also smoothen out in the process.

Ultherapy Effectiveness

Ultherapy has proven to be an effective alternative to a traditional facelift. Waves of ultrasound energy are applied to layers of the skin to stimulate regeneration of collagen. Collagen is a protein naturally produced by the body to maintain volume, firmness, and tightness of the skin.

Results may vary but clients may notice dramatic improvements after only one treatment. Clients still have the choice of doing repeat ultherapy to maximize results. Your cosmetic surgeon will suggest the required number of therapies based on a plan customized to suit your cosmetic needs. The number of treatments typically depends on:

  • The level of skin laxity
  • How the skin responds to ultrasound energy
  • How effectively the body produces collagen
  • Your speed or rate of aging

How Ultherapy is Performed

Lifting and tightening the skin using ultherapy takes about 60-90 minutes and does not involve knives, needles or incisions. Treatment time depends on factors such as the area being treated and the degree of skin laxity.

The beauty of this procedure is it allows the surgeon to see the layers of tissues targeted for treatment using ultrasound imaging. This avoids disturbing the skin’s surface and reduce the chance for errors. Gentle ultrasound heat waves are directed to the specific areas for optimum results.

The heat emitted from these waves will jumpstart collagen production and coax the body into increasing collagen activity over the following months. Fine lines and wrinkles will fill and smoothen out and gradually disappear. Skin will appear fresher, fuller, and radiant giving you a naturally youthful appearance.

Since there is no downtime when ultherapy is done, you can get right back to your normal daily routine. To help the skin heal, your doctor may advise you to avoid spas and saunas for a period of time.

What Makes Ultherapy So Appealing?

  • No incisions, sutures or risk of bruises or scars
  • Quick and effective way to lift and tighten loose skin
  • Results using the body’s natural collagen process
  • No toxins, chemicals or needles used
  • Skin surface remains intact while wrinkles and lines disappear
  • Regenerates new skin for a fresh, rejuvenated look
  • Appearance continues to improve over time
  • No downtime
  • Can last for a year

How Long Does Ultherapy Results Last?

As with any beauty enhancement or age-reversing cosmetic procedure, ultherapy clients are usually excited to see the results. They're also curious about the length of time treatment lasts.

You may see some improvement in your appearance within the first 7 days following the procedure. Nevertheless, it can take 2-3 months for final results to become evident. Gradual improvement can continue up to 6 months and last for up to 1 year. You can view the before and after photos of some of our ultherapy patients here!

Your final results may vary from another person since the process of collagen production and speed of aging are unique for everyone. The good news is ultherapy can be repeated once it wears off to maintain a youthful appearance. In the meantime, go ahead and enjoy your new look!

Contact us today to find out if ultherapy is right for you:


Dr. Sidhu
Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

Author - Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

SPECIALTIES: Percutaneous aneurysm repair, endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease, treatment for varicose veins, open vascular surgical procedures, deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism treatment and aesthetic services.


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