Is Ultherapy Suitable for Skin Tightening?

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Crow’s feet, wrinkles, and turkey neck are just some of the most dreaded signs of aging that may seem hard to combat. There are cosmetic procedures to help combat and correct the effects of aging and gravity on the skin, but most of these have side effects and risks that may not make it worth it.

Thankfully Ultherapy has been crafted and developed to help combat the signs of aging on the face and all over the body. In this post, we will look into this popular cosmetic treatment and how it has helped many people combat the signs of aging and give off a natural look, so read on!

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin on the face, neck, and chest. Ultherapy can treat sagging skin and wrinkles by stimulating the body’s collagen production. 

The ultrasound energy is delivered through a handpiece placed on the skin. Ultherapy treatments typically last between 30 and 60 minutes. No downtime is associated with Ultherapy, and patients can return to normal activities immediately after treatment. 

Results from Ultherapy can take up to six months to appear. Ultherapy is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for those looking to improve the appearance of their skin.

How Does Ultherapy Work?

The Ultherapy process uses ultrasound energy to heat deep tissue, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Collagen is a vital component of our skin and helps keep the skin looking plump and smooth. As we age, our body produces lesser and lesser collagen resulting in common skin aging signs such as wrinkles, crow’s feet, and the typical sagging and drooping of the skin caused by gravity. 

The Ultherapy procedure is performed using a particular Ultherapy device that delivers focused ultrasound energy to the treatment area. The heat radiated on the skin catalyzes the body’s natural collagen-producing capabilities. After catalyzing this process, the body continues to produce collagen for up to 6 months after the procedure. 

However, it is suggested that you return for a few more sessions for better results.

Who Can Get Ultherapy?

Ultherapy can be used on customers of any age but is most effective on those who are starting to see the inevitable effects of aging. Ultherapy can help evident and combat wrinkles, crow’s feet, and almost all the signs of aging on the skin, not just on the face. 

People who were previously overweight and are now starting to have loose pockets of skin can also have Ultherapy done on them to prevent the skin from loosening further. This would be an excellent combination for a weight loss journey.

Benefits of Ultherapy

Aside from combatting the signs of aging, ultherapy does not have any downtime. The technology allows doctors or aestheticians to apply the right energy to your skin, catalyzing collagen production without surgery.

As mentioned, Ultherapy can also be done on other body parts. “Mom arms,” “Turkey neck,” and sagging eyes can also be treated with the help of Ultherapy. The applicator used can adjust depending on the area that will be treated; likewise, the doctors and aestheticians are trained to calibrate the right amount of heat and energy depending on the area.

But note that one session might not be enough to resolve these signs of aging; you will need to come in one every other month or so for best results. 

Ultherapy vs. Other Methods

Ultherapy can be an alternative to more invasive procedures such as facelifts and tummy tucks. Ultherapy is unique because it is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin. 

Facelift and Tummy tuck and both cosmetic surgical procedures. Both have the same risks as surgery, such as infection, bruising, and downtime. People who opt to go under the knife need to account for the time they will be healing and recovering, as this will make them bedridden for quite some time. With surgery, the outcome is botched or not perfect. Ultherapy gives a more natural result since the process catalyzes the ability to produce collagen. 

While other methods such as laser skin resurfacing can also provide similar results, Ultherapy is more effective at targeting deep tissue structures without damaging the skin’s surface. 

Ultherapy can also be used with other procedures such as facial injectables to help achieve a more youthful appearance.

Possible Risks and Side Effects

While Ultherapy is generally safe and effective, there are some possible risks and side effects associated with the procedure. 

The most common side effect people get from Ultherapy is temporary swelling, redness, and bruising. These side effects typically resolve within a week or two. Other potential side effects include nerve damage, skin injury, and facial paralysis. In sporadic cases, Ultherapy can cause burns or permanent tissue damage. Take note of the keyword: sporadic. So this means not a lot of people have experienced this after an Ultherapy session.

Patients should talk to their doctor about the potential risks and side effects of Ultherapy before undergoing the procedure. Ultherapy is not suitable for everyone, so weigh the risks and benefits before deciding.

If you get the treatment, make sure you see a board-certified dermatologist who works with a licensed clinic to give the Ultherapy treatment.


Ultherapy is a great way to combat the signs of aging on the skin all over the body. The significant part is that it’s not just for the face; you can also treat areas of the body where skin will sag. But you need to note that Ultherapy is not a one-time thing. From the name itself, it is a form of therapy. You will need to come for a few sessions to get the best results.

However, right after a session, you can already see results start to take place, so what more if you come back every so often to catalyze that collagen production? Hooked yet? Check out Cloud 9 Med Spa. They offer Ultherapy and other excellent procedures and treatments to help combat aging signs and bring out your true natural beauty.

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