Frequently asked questions about Ultherapy

At our Ulthera Clinics, many questions about Ultherapy treatment are asked every day. Understandable!

We add the questions that come up most often to the list below.

No, the treatment is not perceived as painful. There may be a slight tingling or warm feeling of the skin that can make it feel somewhat uncomfortable. This is the ultrasonic energy that has its effect on the cells under the skin. Eventually, this will cause the tightening of these layers.

Ultrasonic energy has been used in the medical field for more than 50 years. Scientific clinical research has shown that this therapeutic application is safe. In addition, there is always an intake with the attending physician so that it is also 100% safe in your personal situation.

The result of the Ulthera treatment is tighter, firmer skin without surgery. Tighter skin results in the blurring of wrinkles and lines. The result is visible after 3 to 6 months after the treatment and remains visible for at least 3 to 6 months as well.

For most patients, one treatment is sufficient, possibly a second treatment can be added if results are lacking. In fact, it is not that a treatment is less effective the second time, the response to the ultrasound and the production of collagen is still there. In addition, periodic treatment is good for counteracting the natural aging of the skin. Results can be improved by combining the treatment with fractional CO2 laser treatment. This fractional laser works mainly on pigment, skin texture and wrinkles, the combination with Ultherapy which tightens the skin can give wonderful results even after one treatment.

Overall, Ulthera is a safe procedure, but as with any medical treatment, there are some potential side effects and risks. Most side effects are mild and transient. Some possible side effects of Ulthera include:

Temporary redness: After treatment, there may be mild to moderate redness on the treated area. This usually disappears within a few hours to a few days.

Slight swelling: Some patients experience slight swelling after Ulthera treatment. This is usually mild and disappears quickly.

Sensitivity: The skin may have some sensitivity after treatment, similar to a mild sunburn. This is usually temporary and disappears on its own.

Bruising: In rare cases, small bruises may occur on the treated areas. These usually disappear within a few days.

Rare complications: Although rare, more serious complications such as burns, scarring or changes in skin color are possible, but these are extremely uncommon in the hands of experienced medical professionals.

Although Ulthera is generally a safe procedure, there are some situations where people should not undergo Ulthera treatment or where caution is needed. Here are some cases where Ulthera may not be appropriate:

Pregnancy: Ulthera is not recommended for pregnant women because there have been no studies on the safety of the treatment during pregnancy.

Active skin infections: If you are currently suffering from an active skin infection on the treated area, treatment should be delayed until the infection has healed.

Implant or metal prosthesis: If you have metal implants, prostheses or pacemakers in the area to be treated, you must tell your treating physician, as ultrasound energy can heat up metal.

Active skin diseases: If you have active skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis or active acne, Ulthera may worsen the condition. The doctor may advise you to wait until the condition has improved before undergoing treatment.

Recent cosmetic treatments: If you have recently undergone other cosmetic treatments, such as injectables or laser treatments, you may need to wait until the effects of those treatments have subsided before considering Ulthera.

Yes, you can. Ultherapy treatment is a non-surgical method, so most clients can resume their daily routine immediately after treatment and return to work immediately.