Celebrities are famous for being on the DL about their beauty secrets: I suddenly grew long hair! This is my natural hourglass shape! But Ultherapy is one treatment even A-listers are happy to admit they’ve tried—and love. Jennifer Aniston, Christie Brinkley, Vanessa Williams, and Paulina Porizkova are just a few of the stars who use Ultherapy as their go-to alternative to old-school facelifts. If you’ve ever wondered how everyone in Hollywood is all endlessly youthful—but still natural—it’s probably Ultherapy.
So what exactly is this celeb-endorsed miracle treatment?
Ultherapy uses sound energy, or ultrasound, to reach the skin’s foundation and stimulate the production of new collagen. Ultrasound is able to bypass the surface of the skin and treat depths that other non-invasive lasers can’t. Light energy lasers can’t reach deeper skin layers and usually treat only the surface of the skin. Two to three months (and sometimes up to six months) after an Ultherapy treatment, new collagen production significantly lifts the skin. It’s the only treatment cleared by the FDA to lift and tighten the skin on the neck, chin, brow, and décolletage.
How long does it take?
The treatment lasts 30 to 90 minutes depending on how many areas are treated. That’s why it’s nicknamed the “lunchtime facial.”
Does it hurt?
Some people report some discomfort as the ultrasound energy is delivered, while others don’t. This is only during the 30 to 90 minutes of treatment. There may be a little redness that typically goes away a few hours afterward. Some people may have a little swelling or tingling after, but these side effects are generally mild and temporary—from a few days to weeks.
How long does the lift last?
It depends because Ultherapy stimulates each person’s unique collagen production. The individual aging process then determines how long the new collagen lasts. People report the effects lasting from two to three years, and a touch-up treatment every couple of years will also maintain the results.
Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy?
Anyone who feels like his or her skin has lost firmness is a good candidate. (So… all of us!) If you have loose skin under the neck and chin or lines and wrinkles on the chest, then Ultherapy may be the treatment you’re looking for. Many people who try Ultherapy are in their 30s and older and don’t feel ready yet for a facelift. Younger people who are looking for aging prevention also use Ultherapy.
Book a complimentary consultation at your nearest OrangeTwist to see if Ultherapy is the A-list miracle treatment for you!