Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that utilises ultrasound technology to tone and tighten the facial, neck and decolletage areas. The focused ultrasound energy stimulates the body’s natural regenerative responses to build new collagen, gently and gradually lifting and smoothing the skin.

Ultherapy is unique in the way it focuses the ultrasound energy to an optimised point beneath the skin’s surface and delivers the energy at an optimised temperature. At this focused point, the energy heats the tissue, triggering a natural regenerative response (called neocollagenesis) that produces fresh collagen in the skin. Typically a face and neck procedure will take 60-90 minutes, while a decolletage treatment will take approximately 30 minutes.

Some patients are able to see the effects of the treatment immediately. However, most results unfold over 2-3 months post-procedure as gradual tightening occurs due to new collagen development.

Beautiful young caucasian woman with perforation lines on her face before plastic surgery operation. Beautician touching woman face.

What is the difference between Ultherapy and a facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure. Ultherapy, on the other hand, is a TGA-registered non-invasive procedure to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the brow. Specifically, it 

  • Lifts and tightens the skin non-invasively 
  • Stimulates the production of new collagen 
  • Reveals noticeable results with no downtime

While Ultherapy does not duplicate the effects of cosmetic surgery, it is an alternative for patients not ready for surgery or for those who want to continue building new collagen after a surgical lift.

Am I suitable for Ultherapy treatment?

The ideal candidate for a face and neck treatment has mild to moderate skin laxity. Individual results will also vary based on:

  • Skin laxity (excess or loose skin)
  • Volume (amount and distribution of fat)
  • Quality (wrinkles or sun damage)
  • Age, health and lifestyle

What can I expect following an Ultherapy Treatment?

Ultherapy works by repairing and strengthening tissue from the inside out – a process that takes place gradually over time with the creation of new collagen. While individual responses will vary, the following experiences have been reported by patients.

1 week after treatment

  • Minor swelling
  • Slight tenderness to the touch
  • Tingling
  • Occasional minor bruising

3 months after treatment

  • Improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Smoother texture
  • More even skin tone

6 months after treatment

  • Continued improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Smoother texture
  • More even skin tone

Periodic touch-up treatments may help to offset the skin’s natural ageing process, as well as continued side-sleeping and sun exposure.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.