What to expect after Ultherapy. There is usually no downtime associated with Ultherapy. Regular activities such as work, exercise, or socializing can be resumed immediately after treatment.
Do not use the following products 3 days before or 3 days after your treatment or until pinkness has subsided): Retin-A, retinoids, or similar vitamin A compounds, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products and bleaching creams. Avoid tanning or prolonged sun exposure 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment.
There is virtually no recovery time.
Since Ultherapy is not surgery and not invasive, your recovery after a 60-90 minute in-office procedure is virtually immediate. You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure, but most times you can go about your day the same day as the procedure.
For the first few days after treatment, try to use the gentlest products available, such as a creamy facial cleanser and a very light moisturizer. You can go back to your full beauty and skin care routine as soon as the pink or redness fades and as soon as any tenderness is gone.
Allow up to two hours for anti-anxiety medication to wear off. Be sure you feel steady on your feet, before engaging in any activity. Showering and cleansing the skin are allowed, once medication has worn off. A gentle cleanser may be used on the treatment area.
There may be some swelling for a period of time after the procedure. Swelling is common to experience up to two weeks after the procedure.
Ultherapy treatments stimulate the skin from the inside out to smooth and tighten many areas, including the face, jowls, eyes, and brow. Ultherapy is also effective for lifting the skin on specific areas of the body, including the neck, chest, knees, and stomach.
Do not use exfoliants or Retinol products. Wear sunscreen. Use products we recommend. No drinking alcohol.
But they all have this follow-up question: “Does Ultherapy hurt?” In general, Ultherapy doesn't cause pain. Because this treatment uses ultrasound energy to trigger skin tightening, patients will feel a heating sensation and tingling below the dermis.
However, although it can cost over $4,000 for a full-face treatment, the price can be lowered depending on the specific area or areas you want treated. Most patients who undergo Ultherapy are so satisfied by the results that they don't consider the cost a waste of money.
To this day, Ulthera maintains that “no permanent injuries to facial nerves have been reported” from Ultherapy procedures. Ultherapy users have also reported eye damage following the procedure.
Post Treatment Instructions for Ulthera
Wash skin with cool water and a gentle cleanser. No other harsh products for one week. If the skin is slightly pink or red in areas following the treatment, avoid hot water when washing or showering until the 'blush' has subsided (usually within an hour).
After Ultherapy treatment, the skin may appear slightly red for a few hours. Sometimes, redness lingers and, in some patients, minor swelling is also noticed. There are typically no significant side effects after Ultherapy, which is precisely why this skin-tightening treatment is so popular.
Jennifer Aniston, Christie Brinkley, Vanessa Williams, and Paulina Porizkova are just a few of the stars who use Ultherapy as their go-to alternative to old-school facelifts. If you've ever wondered how everyone in Hollywood is all endlessly youthful—but still natural—it's probably Ultherapy.
While both RF Microneedling and Ultherapy are generally easily tolerated, RF Microneedling is typically less painful than Ultherapy. Although downtime is typically minimal, it's possible to experience tenderness or redness for up to a few days following Microneedling.
We actually encourage patients to have botox in their face, either prior to or shortly after ultherapy treatment, because we find that they get a better result when they are not moving a lot.
Avoid using tweezers, waxes and depilatory creams until at least 3 days after the treatment. Avoid hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and heavy exercise for a couple of days.
A: Ultherapy is great for lifting the cheek area
You can see lifting of the brows, improvement in wrinkles around the eyes, lifting of the cheeks, firmer jawline, and tightening of the upper neck.
We strongly recommend that our clients receive Ultherapy once a year as part of their regular skincare routine to keep results consistent. That's because this revolutionary non-surgical facelift encourages your body to produce new, healthy collagen, and this takes between several weeks and several months.
Thermage is better for patients who care more about addressing the texture and quality of sagging skin. It has the power to tackle problematic issues like cellulite or drooping fat thanks to its emphasis on contouring. However, Ultherapy is generally more effective when it comes to stimulating deeper skin layers.
While Ulthera is limited to treating the facial area and décolletage, Morpheus8 and Halo treatments offer more versatility with their ability to address skin concerns on other parts of the body, including areas such as the abdomen, legs, buttocks, arms, hands, chest and neck.
Available at VIDA Aesthetic Medicine, Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure that is FDA-cleared to lighten the skin specifically on the neck, brow, chin, and decolletage. This technology uses micro-focused ultrasound in order to temporarily lift and loosen tight skin during multiple treatments.
Avoid taking Aspirin, Non-‐steroidal Anti-‐Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Ginger, Ginko Bilboa, Ginseng, and Garlic 7-‐10 days prior to the procedure. These drugs and herbs may cause excessive bleeding or bruising.
Unlike CoolSculpting, Ultherapy doesn't destroy fat cells. Instead, this procedure uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the buildup of collagen which can result in some tightening and toning of the loose skin. Over 2-3 months, patients who receive this treatment see noticeable results which can last up to 6 months.
After your treatment, you may experience a little swelling in and around the treated area. This is because the skin and tissue has experienced mild trauma, so this is a normal reaction.