How it works
Ultherapy® deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen to help the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy relies on your body's own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.
And this is why Ultherapy® focuses on visualisation
The innovation of seeing details in real-time makes a world of difference, as this ability influences our treatment efficacy with clarity and precision. Ultherapy® enables aesthetic physicians to directly see different anatomical layers of the skin it is being treated. This proprietary real-time imaging technology ensures that Micro-focused Ultrasound energy is optimally delivered to where it yields the most benefits.
- Accurately assesses skin anatomy for a personalised treatment plan
- Guides the adjustment of pressure applied during treatment
- Effectively targets the desired skin layers
- Ensures optimal coupling with the skin
- Safely avoids bones, nerves and blood vessels
- Reduces patient discomfort
Reference: Fabi S et al. Optimizing patient outcomes by customizing treatment with microfocused ultrasound with visualization: Gold standard consensus guidelines from an expert panel. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019;18 (5):426-432
What makes Ultherapy® more effective
Ultherapy® works by utilising Micro-Focused Ultrasound to stimulate layers within your skin. By generating a thermal effect, this process jumps-starts your body's natural ability to create new collagen for firming and toning results. Unlike lasers, radiofrequency and surgery, Ultherapy® bypasses the surface of your skin with focussed imaging to target just the right amount at the right depths and the right temperature for optimal precision.
Every individual's facial anatomy is different. This is why it's crucial that ultrasound visualisation enables us to see and plan before we treat. So that each treatment is delivered with clarity and precision for peace of mind and maximum benefits.
Natural-looking results gradually develop over the next 2-3 months after treatment, and the collagen-building process can continue for up to 6 months. Follow-up studies have shown that patients retain fresh young collagen levels even after a year.
Effectively avoids bone, nerves and blood vessels
Energy should never be delivered into the bone as it increases the patient discomfort with no benefits. Treatment applied over nerves or blood vessels may cause unnecessary bruising and numbness.
Every individual has different skin needs. This is why Ultherapy® aesthetic physicians personalise and optimise every session based precisely on what you really need.
References: Fabi S. Noninvasive skin tightening: focus on new ultrasound techniques. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology 2015:8 47–52
Werschler, W et al. Long-Term Efficacy of Micro-focused Ultrasound with visualisation for lifting and tightening lax facial and neck skin using a customised vectoring treatment method. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2016;9(2):27-33)
The Ultherapy® procedure delivers focused ultrasound energy at precise depths and temperatures to initiate neocollagenesis, and without disrupting the surface of the skin. This energy jump-starts the collagen building process to replace old, aging collagen with fresh, new collagen.
Optimal temperature for neocollagenesis
Neocollagensis occurs when tissues are heated to a threshold temperature, first denaturing weak collagen and then stimulating the growth of new collagen. Ultherapy delivers ultrasound energy at precise temperatures to jump-start the neocollagenesis process.
Surgical precision in a non-invasive device
Unlike other energy devices, non-surgical Ultherapy® bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver a precise amount of ultrasound energy at the right temperature and depths to promote healing. The collagen produced after an Ultherapy® treatment is completely your own; no foreign substances are left behind. The result is a natural lift without significant downtime!
Only those who can see the details, will see real results
Ultherapy® is the non-invasive and non-surgical solution to targetted, personalised skin lifts. Real-time imaging enables Micro-focussed Ultrasound energy to be precisely delivered to specific areas on the face, neck and décolletage for safe and optimal results.