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Ultherapy® Skin Tightening FAQs

October 21, 2014 | Blog, Facial Rejuvenation, Other, Skin Tightening

As we mature, gravity, sun damage, and other environmental components slow down collagen production leaving lax skin around our necks, foreheads, and cheeks. To address such concerns, AYA™ Medical Spa utilizes Ultherapy® Skin Tightening which stimulates collagen growth using ultrasound waves to lift, tighten, and tone sagging skin and give you a more awake and youthful appearance.  Below we’ve answered frequently asked questions we often receive about Ultherapy®:


Q: Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy® Skin Tightening?
A: Ideal Ultherapy® candidates are individuals whose neck and facial skin has become lax and less firm with time. Sagging eyelid skin or a descended brow line may qualify you for Ultherapy® skin tightening treatments. Those of you with more advanced signs of aging may not be able to reach their cosmetic goals with Ultherapy® alone.

Q: How is Ultherapy® different from other facial rejuvenation procedures?
A: Unlike more invasive surgical procedures, Ultherapy® gives patients results with minimal downtime. The ultrasound waves utilized in Ultherapy® treatments target the same layers of tissue that are addressed in facelift and brow lift surgeries, but instead use heat produced by the sound waves to improve skin laxity and sagging. The ultrasound energy penetrates through to the deeper layers of tissue to tighten the skin and activate the collagen-producing cells in the body.

Q: What areas of the face can Ultherapy® treat?
A: Sometimes referred to as the “Non-Surgical Facelift or Neck Lift,” Ultherapy® helps treat sagging brows, drooping eyelids, loose neck skin, and now FDA-approved for the décolleté.

Q: What are the side effects of my Ultherapy® procedure?
A: While your skin may look slightly irritated immediately after the procedure, the majority of patients are able to return to work and other daily activities immediately after the procedure. Any side effects are generally mild in nature and temporary. During your consultation, your licensed provider can discuss any potential side effects in more detail.

Q: When can I expect to see results?
A: Patients typically see results after just one treatment. From there, the effects build over the next two to three months as new collagen is made within the dermis. Depending on your cosmetic goals and the condition of the procedure area(s), some individuals may benefit from multiple treatments.

If you’re interested in more information on Ultherapy®, additional skin tightening treatments, or any of our other services we offer, please contact us today. For additional skincare news, follow AYA™ Medical Spa on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.