ULTHERAPY®

Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment that uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally — without surgery or downtime.

This treatment harnesses the power of ultrasound to deliver its collagen-boosting effect. Unlike lasers, radio frequency, surgery and other technologies, non-surgical Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depths and the right temperature. It is the only non-invasive procedure U.S. FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Ultherapy can help to achieve a fresher, more youthful look from the brow to the chest.

You can experience these Ultherapy benefits:

  • Nonsurgical
  • No downtime
  • Builds collagen
  • Natural results
  • Safe ultrasound
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Safe Ultrasound. No Surgery.

Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy to the same foundational layer typically addressed by surgeons during cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. This energy initiates the body’s natural response to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and strengthen weak collagen. Some patients see an initial effect right after their treatment, but the real results appear over 2–3 months as new collagen builds, gradually lifting and tightening skin on the face and neck and smoothing skin on the chest.

Unlike lasers, radio-frequency and other technologies, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver energy at optimal depths, temperature and precision.4  Also unique to Ultherapy is the use of ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue they are treating, ensuring energy is delivered safely and to where it will be most beneficial. While Ultherapy is an exciting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery – and for patients who wish to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

Science behind Ultherapy

Data from a unique Ultherapy study, in which live patients had an Ultherapy treatment on one side of the face and not the other, has shown a quantitative increase in the rate of collagen production resulting from the Ultherapy treatment. Analysis of the skin tissue scientifically proved the Ultherapy treatment increased the rate of collagen production an average of 1.4-fold. Specifically for collagen Types I and III — the types most often associated with aging — the rate of collagen production on the Ultherapy-treated side was 21–68% higher compared to the untreated side.

Treatment areas

Ultherapy lifts skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Ideal results can be achieved with a face and neck treatment on skin with mild to moderate laxity.

Neck and chin

Ultherapy lifts tissue in the neck and submentum (under-chin) area by stimulating the growth of new collagen deep within the skin without surgery or downtime.

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Brow lift

Ultherapy lifts the brow as for a more open, refreshed look to the eyes without surgery or downtime. Clinical studies showed an average of a 1.7 mm lift in the brow after a single treatment with the maximum lift measuring 1.9 mm.

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Décolleté/chest treatment

Ultherapy reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on décolletage. Wrinkles and creases on the chest can be a telltale sign of one’s age, many patients are now opting to treat their décolletage area along with their face and neck. Just one treatment showed favorable results in clinical trials with results visible at 90-day and 180-day post-treatment follow-ups.

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If you want to know more about getting a treatment with Belotero, you will find the frequently asked questions down below. Click on the question to see the answer.

What is unique about Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive aesthetic treatment:

  • U.S. FDA-cleared to lift skin tissue
  • U.S. FDA-cleared specifically to treat the décolleté
  • U.S. FDA-cleared to use ultrasound imaging to visualize tissue while treating

Ultherapy also has European CE marking.

How long does a treatment take?

The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure takes 60–90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.

Will I need to take time off?

After an Ultherapy procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.

When will I see results? How long will they last?

You may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2–3 months, as tired collagen is replaced by the growth of new collagen. As skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the natural aging process. For many patients, it’s comforting to know that Ultherapy is scientifically proven to increase collagen production in their skin.

What does the treatment feel like?

As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. Your practitioner will take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible, and most patients leave comfortable and excited about the results to come.

Is Ultherapy safe?

The FDA-cleared Ultherapy procedure has been used safely in over 1 million treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years.10 In addition, every Ultherapy practitioner receives extensive procedural training and tools, so you can feel confident in choosing Ultherapy.

Are there any side effects?

You may experience some redness for a few hours following the procedure.1 It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days, or tingling/tenderness to the touch for a few weeks after the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature. There is the possibility for other less common post-procedural effects, such as temporary areas of bruising or numbness, which your physician will review with you.

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Do you know Merz Institute of Advanced Aesthetics?

Merz Institute of Advanced Aesthetics (MIAA) is an online e-learning program where you can develop and optimize your skills and knowledge in the aesthetic field; from modules dealing with facial anatomy, aging and clinical practices to modules about Merz’ portfolio of products. MIAA also offers CME certified courses.

THE COMPANY BEHIND

As a division of the Merz Pharma Group, Merz Aesthetics is one of the world’s leading aesthetics companies. Healthcare professionals in more than 90 countries use Merz’ products. They offer a multifaceted portfolio of minimally invasive aesthetics treatments as well as a unique range of customer services and professional training. Building on more than a century of healthcare expertise, they have a clear mission: We strive to improve patients’ health, helping them live, feel and look better.

Since creating the world’s first anti-wrinkle cream in 1953, Merz has been a driver of innovation in the fast-evolving field of aesthetic medicine. Merz is a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Frankfurt, Germany, with own branches in various European countries as well as the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Asia Pacific. The company is active in research, development and distribution of innovative products in the areas of aesthetic medicine and dermatology as well as in the field of neurologically induced movement disorders.