What to Expect

Potential Benefits with Ultherapy®

Congratulations! By choosing to have
an Ultherapy® treatment, you are doing something wonderful for your skin. 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.

Because the rejuvenation process occurs naturally, results occur gradually. Just as strengthening muscles or growing taller takes time and is not evident from day to day, the effects of Ultherapy build slowly and subtly. In this world of immediate feedback, we want to reassure you that patience is a virtue, and that results can take two to three months to unfold.

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 treatment, patients commonly report some lifting, a firmer skin feel and, as an added bonus, a smoothing out of fine lines. While this immediate “plumping effect” can be temporary, it signals that the beneficial process of new collagen generation has begun.

Skin firming, toning and lifting is reported to continue to build over the next 2-3 months. Further improvements can even appear up to 6 months following a procedure.



Ultherapy is not intended to produce the same results as an invasive surgical procedure. As with any medical procedure, there are possible risks associated with the treatment. There is a remote risk of a burn that may or may not lead to scarring, which will respond to medical care, or temporary nerve injury, which will resolve in a matter of weeks. Occasional temporary effects can include bruising or welts, which resolve in days.