As the skin matures, collagen fibers that provide internal support become worn. Ultherapy’s ultrasound energy reaches deep below the surface of your skin to initiate your body’s own natural repair process. Over time, this results in the creation of new, healthy, strong collagen and a variety of positive skin changes. Responsiveness varies from patient to patient, and, occasionally, the results are “subclinical;” that is, the collagen rebuilding on the inside that helps counter the effects of gravity does not have a visible effect on the outside. Some patients may benefit from more than one treatment.
In the early days following face and neck treatment, patients commonly report some lifting, toning and plumping of fine lines. While this immediate “plumping effect’ can be temporary, it signals that the beneficial process of new collagen generation has begun. Skin lifting on the brow, neck and under the chin is reported to continue to build over the next 2-3 months. Further improvements can even appear up to 6 months following a procedure.