Ultherapy – Skin Lift
Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy 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.
How it Works
Ultherapy targets areas beneath the skin with focused ultrasound energy, using the right temperature to support collagen regeneration. The heat energy from the applicator is aimed the collagen causing it to denature. The ultrasound energy stimulates collagen and elastic tissue, which results in firmer skin, less sagging, and fewer wrinkles.
Ultherapy relies on ultrasound therapy to deliver its collagen-boosting treatment. It also incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows us to see the layers of tissue we are treating, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.
Prior to the Procedure
The first thing you will want to do is schedule a one-on-one complimentary consultation with one of our Ultherapy Nurses at Koolau Clinic. During this session, your we will address your concerns, assess your skin and determine if you are a candidate for the treatment.
Once you book your Ultherapy procedure, you won’t need to follow any special preparations or skincare regimens in advance of the treatment.
To enhance your comfort, we may recommend that you take an over-the-counter or prescribed medication before the treatment.
What to expect during
After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, we will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin. Next, we use Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging to first see deep within the skin to determine optimal placement of the treatment energy, and then deliver the focused ultrasound energy beneath the skin’s surface.
During the treatment delivery, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
Comfort levels can vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the energy is being delivered.
The length of your treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face* and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
Care after the procedure
With Ultherapy, there is no downtime! You can return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements.
Your skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.
Have questions about Ultherapy? That’s why we offer free consultations. We’re happy to discuss your aesthetic goals and determine if Ultherapy can help you achieve them.