Real-time ultrasound imaging makes Ultherapy® unique. Ultherapy® is the only ultrasound procedure in the world that allows you to simultaneously see the tissue to be treated and to treat it at the right tissue depth for the individual patient (DeepSEE® technology) – for safer and patient-specific treatment and optimal results.²
* An expert panel of experienced aesthetic physicians has named Ultherapy® the gold standard for non-surgical skin tightening. The following factors were decisive²:
- The mechanism of action
- The patient-specific application
- The large body of clinical evidence
- The high patient satisfaction
** Food and Drug Administration
- Fenske NA et al; Structural and functional changes of normal aging skin. J Am Acad Dermatol 1986; 15: 571ff
- Fabi SG, Joseph J, Sevi J, Green JB, Peterson JD. Optimizing patient outcomes by customizing treatment with microfocused ultrasound with visualization: gold standard consensus guidelines from an expert panel. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019;18(5):426-432.
- Hitchcock DM, Dobke MK: Review of the safety profile for mikrofocused ultrasound with visualization. J Cos Dermatol. 2014;13(4): 329-35
Ultherapy® tightens the skin from the inside out – without surgery or downtime.
An expert panel of experienced aesthetic physicians has named Ultherapy® the Gold Standard* for non-surgical skin tightening².
For lasting beautification and firming of the face, neck and cleavage, without any surgery and without damage to the skin surface. The perfect solution for anyone who cannot afford downtime, who is not yet ready for a surgical facelift, or who wishes to bridge the time between plastic surgery procedures.
THE POWER OF MICRO-FOCUSED ULTRASOUND.
As we age, the collagen and elastin content of the skin decreases, the tissues increasingly sag and lose firmness. Examples of typical signs:
- Sunken eyebrows
- Development of wrinkles, e.g. on the face or cleavage
- Loss of contours on the chin or neck
Ultherapy® can help to stop the signs of time and works from the inside outwards in order to firm and lift the skin. Micro-focused ultrasound energy passes harmlessly through the skin tissue and works at a depth of up to 4.5 mm. This is the tissue layer that is typically tightened in a surgical facelift.
The skin reacts to this stimulus by producing new collagen and
elastin. The end result is visible over a period of 2 – 3 months and the younger and more contoured appearance will delight. The results may continue for improve up to the 6th month. Depending on skin condition and on individual factors, combined treatment with further aesthetic measures may be useful.
Mechanism of action of ultherapy ultrasound treatment
Before: Sagging collagen fibres
Treatment with Ultherapy®: The ultrasound energy works at a depth of up to 4.5 mm
After: Lifting effects after approx. 6 months
As mentioned before, the skin slackens due to the loss of collagen and fluid. To counteract this effect, treatment from the outside, e.g. with creams, is not sufficient. The treatment must penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. In contrast to other methods, Ultherapy treatment works in all skin layers, from the epidermis, through the dermis, to a depth of about 4.5 mm. The skin is stimulated by the treatment and an immediate effect is usually visible. However, the effect only fully unfolds over a longer period of time after the treatment. Thus, the actual lifting effect occurs after 3 – 4 months.
The big difference between Ultherapy and other HIFU devices is the “real-time visualisation”. Ultherapy® is particularly safe to use due to the patented visualisation procedure “DeepSEE”. Only here is imaging and treatment carried out simultaneously by ultrasound. This type of real-time visualisation enables us to work particularly precisely and efficiently. This means that we can see exactly where to treat at any time – no other treatment offers this advantage so far.
ULTHERAPY® – YOUR ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE
- Treatment areas: eye area, mid-face, chin-jaw line, neck and décolleté
- Ultrasound technology with a very good safety profile thanks to a wide range of studies³
- The only FDA** approved non-invasive lifting procedure with real-time visualisation
- Natural looking results thanks to the body’s own collagen production
- Firmer skin without surgery and without damaging the skin surface
- No downtime
Ultherapy® is an innovative non-invasive treatment that allows you to sustainably counteract the signs of time in the face, neck and décolleté. Micro-focused ultrasound stimulates the body’s own collagen stimulation in the deep layers of the skin that can otherwise only be reached with a surgical facelift. The visible result is firmer skin. Because Ultherapy® works in depth and does not damage the surface of the skin, Ultherapy® involves no downtime.
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth ultrasound probe is passed over the skin and creates an image on the monitor, which the treating doctor can use to plan exactly where the ultrasonic energy should be released within the tissue. The ultrasound probe can be used to direct focused ultrasound energy into the target tissue layers so as to generate the desired firming effect.
As a reaction to this energy, renewed production of collagen is stimulated in your skin. The skin gradually becomes firmer and more toned. It creates a natural lifting effect.
Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh, young collagen one year after the procedure.
However, the skin also continues to age. Future rejuvenation treatments can help to stop the ageing process steps that differ from one individual to another.
A treatment lasts between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the region treated.
We will discuss the exact course of treatment with you before the first session.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure, so there is no downtime. You can return to your usual activities immediately after treatment.
If we have given you an analgesic, we will discuss the restrictions with you in advance.
Otherwise, no bruises or the like are visible externally.
No. In contrast to a facelift or other invasive solutions, Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that reaches the lower skin layers without incisions or injury to the skin surface.
Ultrasound energy has been successfully used for more than 50 years in medical diagnosis and treatment.
Clinical studies have confirmed the safety of this highly-developed use of ultrasound.
In our Munich clinic we have already successfully performed a large number of Ultherapy treatments and have confidence in this treatment method.
Delivery of micro-focused ultrasound energy creates tiny points of thermal coagulation in the target tissue layers, which you can perceive as a transient build-up of heat.
Each patient will feel the intensity of this treatment individually. If desired, we take measures to make the treatment as comfortable as possible for you. For example, we can use an anaesthetic ointment to make the skin insensitive at the affected sites or can decrease the overall sensation of pain by administering analgesics.
Patients usually feel good after the treatment and are happy about the results that are to be expected.
Normally you will notice slight redness of the treated area immediately after the treatment, but this should disappear after a few hours.
It is not unusual for slight swelling to be present for a couple of days after the treatment or for the skin to seem more sensitive to touch than usual for some weeks.
In rare cases, transient side effects such as small blue spots or local numbness may occur, which we will then monitor with you.