Ultherapy. The innovative ultrasound –
lifting clearer skin without a scalpel.
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.
Stimulation of your skin
As we age, the collagen and elastin content of the skin decreases, the tissues increasingly sag and lose firmness. Examples of typical signs:
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.
Examples of ultherapy treatments
Right: 120 days after Ultherapy treatment
Right: 180 days after Ultherapy treatment
Right: 90 days after Ultherapy treatment
Mechanism of action of ultherapy ultrasound treatment
As previously mentioned, the skin becomes slack due to the loss of collagen and fluid. External treatment, e.g. using creams, is not sufficient to counteract this effect. The treatment must penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.
In contrast to other procedures, Ultherapy treatment acts in all layers of the skin, from the epidermis, through the dermis, to a depth of approximately 4.5 mm.
The skin is stimulated by the treatment and in most cases there is an immediate visible effect. However, the effect develops completely over a prolonged period after the treatment. Thus the actual lifting effect occurs after 2-3 months.
How exactly does Ultherapy treatment work?
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.
How long does the result last?
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.
How long does an Ultherapy treatment take?
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.
Can I let myself be seen after the treatment?
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.
Is Ultherapy a surgical procedure?
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.
Is Ultherapy safe?
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.
How does Ultherapy treatment feel?
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.
Are there side effects?
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.