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Ultherapy is an non-invasive procedure that harnesses the power of ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime. It is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, the eyebrows and lines and wrinkles of the décolletage and chest.

Below is everything you need to know about the treatment:

What is it? Ultherapy is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. It’s used to counteract signs of aging like skin laxity and deep lines on the face, neck, and chest, as well as drooping of the brow area. The FDA-cleared technology stimulates collagen production, which creates a more youthful look overall.

Who is a suitable candidate? A patient who is concerned with skin sagging on the face, neck and/or jowls but is not ready to explore surgery, either mentally, physically or financially. Someone who is looking for a ‘natural’ ageing solution with minimal down time.

What results can I expect? Ultherapy won’t duplicate the results of a surgical facelift but it does treat the deep, foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery. It repairs skin tissue and also stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastin so that the skin appears youthfully toned and lifted.

Is there any downtime? The treated skin areas can sometimes become flushed or red in the hours after the procedure, and short-term sensations including tingling, swelling, and tenderness may occur but your day can resume as normal with no downtime.

How long do results last? Since the procedure stimulates a person’s own collagen production, how long the results last depends on the individual. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but the individual’s natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside. Future touch-up treatments can help provide more control over the aging process, which varies by individual

How much is it? Treatments start at €700.