What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is the only non-surgical treatment cleared by the FDA for lifting the skin on your neck, chin, and brow, and improving lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. Dr Jenni uses microfocused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.
As we age, collagen breaks down, resulting in loss of skin strength and elasticity. Through time-tested ultrasound technology, Dr Jenni uses Ultherapy® to help you produce new collagen growth.
“The non-surgical facelift”
The Gold Standard
Ultherapy® is scientifically proven to stimulate new collagen and elastin, lifting and tightening your neck and under the chin, with results that can last for over a year.
Why choose Ultherapy®?
As a natural protein, collagen works to give your skin its youthfulness by keeping it firm and toned. As you age, collagen breaks down, and the result is a loss of skin strength and elasticity. That’s where Ultherapy® at The Dr Jenni Clinic steps in and lifts up, through ultrasound therapy.
“Ultherapy helps defy gravity with no downtime”
Ultherapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses time-tested ultrasound technology to stimulate the formation of new collagen deep below your skin’s surface. The production of new collagen takes time, so your results can become more apparent over two to three months, even up to six months. Your procedure takes about 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the area treated, and there is no downtime afterward. It is also the only non-invasive procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows Dr Jenni to actually see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most beneficial.
Unlike lasers, radio frequency, surgery, and other technologies, non-surgical Ultherapy® bypasses the surface of your skin through ultrasound energy with focused imaging to target just the right amount at the right depths and the right temperature. The result is a jumpstart to your body’s own collagen production.
The proven results of Ultherapy® are clear, appearing over two to three months as new collagen works to lift skin on your neck, chin, and brow – as well as smooth skin on the upper chest. Results may improve over the following three to six months, and can last a year or more. It won’t duplicate the results of a surgical facelift, but Ultherapy® is a clinically proven non-invasive alternative if you’re not ready for surgery.
What is unique about Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is the only aesthetic procedure that uses micro-focused ultrasound imaging and visualisation to target the deep structural layers of your skin without disrupting the skin’s surface. Dr Jenni can see the individual layers of tissue she is treating, ensuring your treatment is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.
“Ultherapy® stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, creating a gradual lifting effect.”
What can I expect during treatment?
After cleansing your skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, Dr Jenni will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin.
To customise your treatment, Dr Jenni will next visualize the best location for treatment through Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging, in order to target the area(s) that will benefit you most.
During treatment, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited under the skin, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels can vary from person to person, but you may experience the sensation of heat and/or tingling while the energy is being delivered.
Recognised as the Gold Standard for non-surgical lifting and tightening, Ultherapy® is customised, so the length of your treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan.
A full face and neck procedure typically takes 90 minutes, while treatment for just the upper chest (or décolletage) takes approximately 30 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
Most clients need one treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to the treatment and your individual collagen-building process, you may benefit from additional treatments.
Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help you keep pace with the body’s natural ageing process.
When will I see results of Ultherapy® and how long do they last?
You may see some initial lift, but the ultimate results will take place over 2–3 months, as the growth of new collagen and elastin replaces old tissue targeted by the treatment.
A single Ultherapy® treatment can give a lasting effect for over a year in some people and Dr Jenni will advise on the likely outcomes for you.
What is the age range for a typical Ultherapy® candidate?
Typical Ultherapy® patients range in age from 30s-60s, but those who are older or younger may also be candidates. An Ultherapy® candidate is not determined by age, but rather by skin quality.
A good candidate for Ultherapy® is someone with some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin, or lines and wrinkles on the chest, are signals you might be a candidate. While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, there are many people who want some facial lifting but are not ready for surgery, whether mentally, physically, or financially. There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game,” as well as people wanting an aesthetic maintenance option.
“This advanced treatment can only be performed in a doctor-led clinic – you know you are getting the very best at The Dr Jenni Clinic”
Can Ultherapy® replace a facelift?
Ultherapy® treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but won’t duplicate the results of a surgical facelift. Ultherapy is a great alternative, however, especially for those not ready for surgery. The non-invasive Ultherapy® procedure is FDA approved and CE-certified for non-surgical lifting of the skin on the upper and lower face, neck and décolletage.
Can ultherapy treat turkey neck?
As the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, Ultherapy is designed to treat “turkey neck,” one of the common signs of ageing skin. Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher look without surgery or downtime.
How does Ultherapy® differ from laser treatments?
Ultherapy uses sound energy: tried-and-true ultrasound—which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of your skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. Ultherapy ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over two to three months. Some lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers. Typically, laser treatments also only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin.
Will I need to take time off?
With Ultherapy® there is minimal downtime. After your procedure you can resume your normal activities. Potential side effects include redness for a few hours or slight swelling for a few days following the procedure. Tingling or tenderness to the touch is possible for a few weeks after the procedure.
- Brow lift
- Around the mouth
- Under eyes
- Full face