Ultherapy is a noninvasive ultrasound treatment for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The procedure uses the body's own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissue support.
Watch an Ultherapy patient's story below:
How does Ultherapy work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows our dermatologists or nurses to plan where the energy will be directed. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat at just the right depth below the skin to achieve the positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. You skin's response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has "relaxed" to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of "maturing" skin.
Is Ultherapy safe?
Ultrasound energy has been used in the field of medicine for over 50 years, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application.
What does it feel like?
Comfort levels vary from person to person, however a mild analgesic such as acetaminophen is recommended prior to treatment. Many patients describe the sensation as momentary prickling or heat below the skin.
What can I expect afterward?
You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear in a matter of hours. Occasionally bruising occurs; this resolves in less than one week.
What kind of results can I expect?
With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over the course of three to six months.
*Atlantic Skin Care was the first provider of Ultherapy in Atlantic Canada.