Ultherapy is a non-surgical facelift technique based on an ultrasound technology called Ulthera.
What does the Ultherapy procedure provide?
 Ultherapy can be used for;
• Lifting the jowl, cheek and neck area,
• Correcting the skin tone,
• Clarifying the chin contour,
• Removing the wrinkles and crow’s feet,
• Lifting the eyebrows and upper eyelids.
How is Ultherapy applied?
In Ultherapy procedure, the skin and the subcutaneous tissue are displayed on the monitor of the device by touching the ultrasound probe to the skin. 
After this process, we create both focused thermal heat sections with an average depth of 3 to 4.5 mm in the layers under the skin and also create controlled heat damages in these sections by using the application head again. 

These heat damages have properties that have positive effects on the skin. In the face lift process with Ultherapy, the surface of the patient's skin is not exposed to any negative effects. During this process, thanks to the energy reaching the skin, stimulation increases, subcutaneous tissues begin to renew themselves, and new collagen formation is provided in the skin. 
A strong tightening effect occurs, resulting in a non-surgical stretching effect over time.
Are the effects of Ultherapy procedures permanent?
The effects of Ultherapy treatment can last up to two years. The regeneration process starts immediately after a single application. A slight stretching effect is seen at first. This is especially prominent in the jawline and neck region. However, the desired result can be seen after 90 days. 
Final results will be obtained after 6 months. The skin gets better every day after the application. After a week, you will feel your skin better. After a month, the effects will become visible. At the end of three months, the desired result begins to appear. After 6 months, you will have the best results.
When can the ultherapy therapy be conducted?
The non-surgical face and neck lift with Ultera is a skin lift method that can be applied smoothly and successfully, even in summer, compared to other skin stretching and tightening applications.

Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin tightening and skin lifting procedure. In this procedure, the lower layers of the skin are heated and collagen production is provided. Ultherapy takes about an hour and the treatment is usually completed in one session.

The Ultherapy procedure has gained popularity recently. Ultherapy is applied to eliminate the signs of aging. Skin deformations in the face, neck, and chest area and sagging in the eyebrow area are among the part that ultherapy applied.

In this article which is about an application in dermatology, we will talk about what ultherapy is. We will seek answers to the question, “What is ultherapy and how does it work?” In the following part, we will mention the benefits of ultherapy treatment and we will try to understand the science behind ultherapy. In the final part, you will find out the answers to the questions, “Is ultherapy safe? and “Who is a suitable candidate for ultherapy?

What is Ultherapy and How Does It Work?

Ultherapy is a procedure that aims to regenerate collagen. The ultrasound finds the right temperature and directs it to the areas under the skin. heat energy targets different depths affecting the three layers.

  • Eyebrow
  • Skin
  • Superficial wrinkles

Ultrasound energy is a preferable alternative for tighter skin, less sagging, and fewer wrinkles.

There is no need for a long preparation for Ultherapy. It is also possible to return to daily activities right after the procedure. However, as with any procedure, there are do's and don'ts.

You can take pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs before the procedure begins. If you have make-up, you must remove it.

Some of the targeted areas in Ultherapy can be listed as follows:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Muscles

You will need to talk to your specialist healthcare provider for specific treatment plans. 

Benefits of Ultherapy Treatment

Some of the benefits of Ultherapy treatment can be lined up as below:

  • Stimulates collagen production: Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy to your skin. Thus, the natural functioning of the body is imitated and new collagen production begins. Tight, smooth skin appears after the procedure. Wrinkles and fine lines are reduced. The result is firmer and smoother skin, as well as a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Skin tightening and lifting: Scientific studies show that the skin is undeniably tightened after Ultherapy. Collagen production has been shown to renew the skin on the neck, chin, and forehead.
  • Safety: Among its many denominators, Ultherapy uses ultrasound imaging technology. Doctors make the most efficient use of ultrasound energy by seeing the tissue layers they target.
  • Non-Invasive: No toxins or needles are used during Ultherapy. For this reason, there is no risk of trauma to the outer layers of your skin.

Ultherapy delivers precise amounts of focused ultrasound energy deep into the skin, past the surface of the skin.

Understanding the Science Behind Ultherapy

The ultherapy procedure targets the dermis, the fibro-septal network, as well as superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS)

The SMAS consists of a fibrous envelope located under the fat layer. This layer consists of collagen, elastic fibers, muscle fibers, and fat cells.

Ultherapy produces High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU. This energy fully heats the tissue to 67 degrees Celsius, which is the optimum temperature for the contraction and denaturation of collagen.

An Ultherapy treatment has two stages. The first stage is the contraction and denaturation of collagen.

The second stage is the body's healing response. New collagen production occurs in two to three months and can take up to six months.

If you like to have more detailed information about the ultherapy procedure, please do not hesitate to contact Ekol Internation Hospitals patient help service staff. They will be happy to assist you.

Is Ultherapy Safe? 

it is quite understandable that someone who considers a cosmetic skin care procedure asks if there are any side effects or harm in the application.

As with any procedure, there may be side effects during Ultherapy, but that doesn't mean it's risky or unsafe.

Treated skin areas can sometimes turn red in the hours after ultherapy which is a skincare procedure. Conditions such as tingling, swelling, and tenderness are also normal. Sometimes, very rarely, there may be some bruising or numbness. These also disappear a few days after the procedure.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ultherapy for noninvasive brow lifts, noninvasive neck, and submental lifts, chest area lines, and improvement of wrinkles.

It is known that more than half a million non-surgical skin tightening procedures such as Ultherapy were performed in 2016 alone.

Who is a Suitable Candidate for Ultherapy?

Ultherapy can be seen as the best option in the treatment of patients who have not yet entered the aging process, are at the beginning of their forties, and can be defined as young.

As you probably know, a medical or a cosmetic procedure is not suitable for everyone. In ultherapy that utilizes ultrasound technology, you may experience rapid, intermittent warmth and tingling sensations during treatment. But, in the end, aging signs are removed or reduced. Giving pain medication to the patient is among the options. After the procedure, the applicator is removed.

We can say that the ideal patient who can respond best to an ultherapy treatment is a patient with mild to moderate laxity in the lower face, eyelids, or neck region. Patients with more pronounced laxity in these areas are advised to try facelift procedures.

Effective skin rejuvenation and facial rejuvenation are possible with the help of ultherapy.


Spec. Dr. Salih ÇetinerHe graduated from Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine in 1990. In 2002, he completed his specialization in İzmir 9 Eylül University, Department of Dermatology. He is a member of Turkey Society of Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology Association, Dermatooncolgy Association, Turkey Dermatovenerology Association. He gave verbal presentations in international and national meetings and has publications in Turkish and foreign journals. Areas of interest: COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY Stain Treatments, Mesotherapy Applications, Chemical Peeling, Spider Web and Rope Applications Hair Transplantation and Hair Applications Anti-Aging Applications CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY Psoriasis, Acne and Rosacea, Skin - Fungal Infection, Vitiligo (Ala Disease) Pediatric Dermatology (Pediatric Skin Diseases) Skin Cancer, Urticaria (Hives) Treatment of Venereal Diseases (sexually transmitted diseases), Verrucae (Papilloma) Sun Dermatoses, Treatments of Allergic Diseases Hair and Nail Diseases Dr. Salih Çetiner is married and has 1 son. He speaks well English.
Spec. Dr. Şenel YurtseverHe received his Medical Education at Ege University Faculty of Medicine between 1992-1998. Between 1999 and 2002, he worked as a specialist in Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Dermatology. He is a member of the Turkish Dermatovenerology Association. He has oral presentations at international and national meetings as well as publications in Turkish and foreign journals. Married and father of 2 children, Dr. Dr. Şenel Yurtsever has a good command of English. Areas of interest: COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY Spot Treatments Gold Needle Treatment Youth Vaccine Mesotherapy Applications Chemical Peel Hair Transplant Hair PRP Applications Anti-Aging Applications CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY Psoriasis (Psoriasis) Acne Rosacea (Rose Disease) Skin – Fungal Diseases Vitiligo (Ala Disease) Pediatric Dermatology (Pediatric Skin Diseases) Skin Cancers Urticaria (Hives) Treatment of Venereal Diseases (sexually transmitted diseases) Verruca (Wts) Itchy Skin Diseases and Allergy Diseases Treatments Hair Diseases Nail Diseases
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