The Only FDA-approved Skin Lifting and Skin Tightening Non-Surgical Treatment
As we age, the skin on our facial and neck begin to sag because of facial volume loss and skin laxity changes. Ultherapy® is Health Canada and FDA-approved for skin lifting and skin tightening. It utilizes high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology to generate a thermal effect under the skin to the foundational layer (SMAS*) to stimulate collagen and elastin. This ultrasound treatment goes deeper than other non-invasive treatments (as deep as 4.5mm), being the first technology to allow visualization of targeted tissue during treatment. Through the ultrasound imaging, energy is delivered precisely to the targeted area.
* SMAS (Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System) is a tissue sheet of collagen, elastin fibres and fat cells.
Benefits that Ultherapy® brings:
- Skin lifting: the only Health Canada and FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for skin lifting. While lasers and radio frequency (RF) provide good results in skin tightening, Ultherapy® is the only FDA-certified procedure for both skin lifting and skin tightening.
- No surgery, non-invasive, no downtime. Unlike lasers, radio frequency, surgery, and other technologies, Ultherapy® bypasses the surface of the skin through ultrasound energy with focused imaging—to target just the right amount at the right depths and the right temperature.
- Ideal for mild face & skin laxity and sagging.
- Natural results. The proven results of Ultherapy® are clear, appearing over 2-3 months as new collagen works to lift skin. Results may improve over the following three to six months, and can last a year or more.
Ultherapy® is available only through licensed physicians and doctors. At Medical Spa Club in Richmond, B.C., our experienced doctor will perform the customized treatment on you.
Ultherapy® in action
Book Your Consultation
Call us at 604-284-5501 for any questions or book online for a consultation with our doctor to discuss your needs and options. No obligation to proceed with any treatment or service – just information so you can decide when you want to make an enhancement of your natural beauty. We are all happy to help you every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does A Treatment Cost?
It depends on what the treated area is and the extent of the treatment. Ultherapy is delivered in lines consisting of multiple ultrasound nodes and the price for a treatment is based on the number of lines delivered. More lines are needed to treat looser skin. Our Ultherapy treatment starts from $600 for one small area such as brow lift; from $2,500 for a full face session.
Come visit us for a consultation and our doctor will assess your condition and provide you a personalized treatment plan and the exact treatment cost. We will always take your budget in consideration and alternative options may be provided to better suit your actual needs and financial budget.
How is Ultherapy different from laser and RF treatments?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy – which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin, unlike radio frequency which uses thermal energy to penetrate heat from the surface to the dermis. Ultherapy treats certain tissue depths to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic technology, deep below the skin’s surface to 4.5mm than lasers (100% deeper) and RFs (50% deeper).
Ultherapy stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, the SMAS layer, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over two to three months. Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers. Typically, laser treatments also only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin.
Can Ultherapy treat turkey necks?
As the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, Ultherapy is designed to treat “turkey neck,” one of the common signs of aging skin. Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher look without surgery or downtime.
How much time does the treatment take?
Ultherapy lasts about 60-90 minutes (full face and neck treatment), while treatment for the upper chest (or décolletage) takes approximately 30 minutes.
How is the procedure process? What does it feel like?
After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, our doctor will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin. To customize your treatment, our doctor will next visualize the best location for treatment through Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging, in order to target the area(s) that will benefit you most.
During treatment, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited under the skin, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels can vary from person to person, but you may experience the sensation of heat and/or tingling while the energy is being delivered. Our doctor may recommend certain options to enhance your comfort during treatment.
What's the recovery time? Are there any side effects?
It requires no surgery and no downtime. Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin through ultrasound energy with focused imaging—to target just the right amount at the right depths and the right temperature. This means that you will be able to carry on with your everyday activities without a problem.
Your skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, speak with our doctor in your follow-up visit.
What should I prepare before & after the treatment?
Before you undergo this treatment, please schedule a one-on-one consultation with our doctor so he can assess your skin, address your concerns, and determine if you are a candidate for Ultherapy. There are no pre- or post-treatment skin care requirements associated with Ultherapy, so once you book your personalized Ultherapy procedure, you can relax!
How many Ultherapy treatments will I need?
We see improvements in our clients after one treatment. Our goal is to provide patients with the best desired results. Dr. Pinkhasik will monitor your progress and suggest follow up visits as necessary.