Get the Definitive Guide to Ultherapy from Dr Theva 

Posted by Dr Theva in Anti-Aging, Face Care.

Ultherapy has generated quite a bit of buzz over the past few years. It has gained a Hollywood cult following with many celebs opting for the non invasive treatment over traditional plastic surgery, from Courtney Cox to Kim Kardashian – who had the treatment to lift and tighten the skin on her neck. Even our very own Australian darling Natalie Bassingthwaighte is now an Australian Ambassador for Ultherapy.

If you want tighter skin on your face, neck, and chest without an invasive procedure like a facelift, Ultherapy is a great alternative. If you are currently scratching your head asking “What is Ultherapy?” We’re here to cover the ins and outs of this wildly popular treatment so you can decide if it’s right for you.

What is Ultherapy

What Is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non surgical and non invasive treatment used to tighten and lift loose skin and wrinkles. The treatment uses ultrasound energy to reignite the body’s natural collagen production to lift and tighten skin. Ultrasound therapy is usually performed on the face but can be used on other parts of the body where loose skin may occur (ie décolletage/ chest). It is a reliable and natural alternative to a cosmetic facelift.

How Does Ultherapy Work?

Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy down to the deep layers of the skin. It goes beyond the skin’s surface to deliver precise energy to initiate a natural healing response from beneath the skin.

It is the only non-invasive cosmetic skin treatment that targets the foundational level of the skin. To be specific, the energy travels down about 3.5 to 4.5 mm beneath the surface.

After the treatment, skin cells begin to produce collagen naturally over time. The new collagen then helps build a fresher, well-supported skin structure, leaving your skin looking younger, fresher, firmer, and smoother.

ultherapy procedure

Who Is Ultherapy Suitable For?

This treatment provides both men and women from all walks of life with the opportunity to lift and tighten their skin the natural way.

The ideal patient for this treatment is someone whose skin has a mild to moderate degree of skin laxity. Someone who wants to lift and tighten aging skin but doesn’t want to undergo a traditional cosmetic facelift.

What to Expect Before, During & After Your Ultherapy Treatment

Before Your Ultherapy Treatment

Ultherapy is a simple procedure, and there are no complex pre-treatment preparations. Makeup and other skin products will have to be removed from the targeted area before the treatment. Taking an over-the-counter painkiller may also be helpful to minimise discomfort during the procedure.

During Your Ultherapy Treatment

A typical Ultherapy session lasts about 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

Once you are settled and relaxed on our treatment bed, we apply an ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin.

Focused ultrasound energy is delivered non-invasively to heat the deep tissue without affecting the surface of the skin.

The procedure’s innovative technology helps your medical professional see deeper under the surface of your skin to ensure precise delivery of energy safely.

The ultrasound technology prompts your body’s natural healing process and stimulates the growth of new collagen, which lifts and tightens the skin over time.

Ultherapy lifts and tightens aging skin

After Your Ultherapy Treatment

One of the benefits of this treatment is that there is no downtime.

The side effects and discomfort experienced after the procedure are different for each patient but are not significant enough to affect your daily routine.

Some people experience a bit of redness in their skin for a few hours after the procedure, but this normally subsides very quickly and is hardly noticeable.

Swelling is quite a rare side effect, and some patients may experience a slight tingling or tenderness to the touch. But again, this is usually mild and temporary.

Is Ultherapy Permanent?

Ultherapy is a treatment focused on long-term results by enhancing the foundation of the skin and underlying tissue.

You will see your skin significantly improve within a week or so of your treatment; however, it can take several months for the body to create the new collagen and see the full results.

As aging is a natural process, the results of Ultherapy are not permanent. Many find their results last for a couple of years, and they then reschedule a secondary procedure when they begin to see a re-emergence of fine lines, lax skin and wrinkles.

Ultherapy Before and after
Ultherapy Before and after Jowls

How Many Ultherapy Treatments Will You Need?

The majority of patients only need one treatment to significantly improve the firmness of their skin, while others may need additional treatments to achieve their desired results.

Results will vary from one patient to the next based on their goals and current skin condition.

Is Ultherapy Painful?

This treatment is not usually painful, but we all have a different pain threshold. When patients feel a slight pain beneath the surface of the skin it’s actually due to the collagen stimulation from the ultrasound energy. It is nothing to worry about. Most patients find ultherapy treatment soothing and relaxing.

Is Ultherapy Safe?

Ultherapy is TGA and FDA approved. Ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years. Furthermore, thousands of medical professionals around the world perform this treatment, and it’s known to be quite safe and effective.

The risk of nerve injury is also non-existent when the procedure is done by an experienced and professional provider.

How Much Does Ultherapy Cost?

The cost will depend on the area/areas being treated. Smaller areas such as the brows, around the eyes and around the mouth start at $600 for a single treatment. Larger areas such as the jawline, full face, neck or chest tend to be more expensive. For a fully tailored and customisable treatment plan, book a free no-obligation consultation today.

Ultherapy Free Consultation


The first step is to book a no-obligation consultation with me at Dr T Aesthetics.

I begin the process by assessing your main concerns.

I get to know you and discuss your desired outcomes, your ultimate experience, and your concerns so we get it right the first time. We discuss timelines, expectations, best treatments, and payment plans.

Most importantly, I will explain why and if the Ultherapy treatment is the best option and go over the results you can expect. This way, you can feel comfortable and confident you are making the right decision.

Some other available treatments for sagging skin here at our anti-ageing clinic in Melbourne are:

  1. Anti-wrinkle Injections
  2. Dermal Fillers
  3. Thread Lifts

To find out which treatment is best for you, begin by booking your comprehensive no-obligation consultation with me today.

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