Frequently Asked Ultherapy Questions

Ultherapy® is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. It uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.

What is Unique About Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. It is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial.

Can It Replace a Facelift?

Ultherapy® treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but it won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. This is a great alternative, however, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

How is It Different from Laser Treatments?

Ultherapy® uses sound energy – tried-and-true ultrasound – which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. The ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over the following months.

Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible.

How Does the Treatment Stimulate the Creation of Collagen?

Ultherapy® deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen.

The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. With Ultherapy®, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.

Is Ultherapy® Safe?

The FDA-cleared procedure has been used safely in over 250,000 treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years. In addition, we have received extensive procedural training.

Who is a Good Candidate?

A good candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. You can see if you qualify by scheduling a consultation with us at Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Marietta or Atlanta. Contact us today to book your appointment!

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