How Does Ultherapy Work?

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Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy specifically targets the deep foundation below the skin. Typically, cosmetic surgery is needed to address the tissue in this deeper skin layer. Treatments that use laser or radiofrequency technology deliver energy through the skin’s surface, which Ultherapy avoids. Instead, it stimulates the body’s natural collagen-building process to both tighten and lift the skin over time. Why is collagen important? It’s a natural protein that provides the skin with youthful firmness. As we reach our late 20s and early 30s, the production of new collagen slows dramatically.

The Results You Want

These Ultherapy before-and-after photos show how the ultrasound technology can tighten and lift the skin of the brow, cheeks, lower face, neck, chest, and jawline.

Photos courtesy of Ulthera®. Your results may vary.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?

Women and men in their early 30s and up who are noticing the initial signs of facial aging—sagging skin on the cheeks, lower face, and jawline, fine lines and wrinkles, and the onset of jowls—benefit significantly from Ultherapy treatments. By replenishing collagen, Ultherapy improves the skin’s tone so that it appears more youthful and healthy.

Good candidates for Ultherapy include men and women who want to:

  • Improve the skin’s elasticity
  • Create a more lifted appearance
  • Treat skin with mild sun damage

Ultherapy is often used to treat:

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes and droopy lids
  • Sagging brows and temples
  • Crepey skin on the lower face
  • Sagging skin on the cheeks and jawline
  • The décolletage area of the chest

Ultherapy patients don’t require plastic surgery to get the desired results. We can determine if you can benefit from Ultherapy after examining your skin’s tone and elasticity during the consultation. Some patients concerned about the appearance of a double chin who still have good skin elasticity may be better suited for BELKYRA® injections or neck or chin liposuction. Dr. Weinberg may also recommend combining Ultherapy as part of a nonsurgical facelift to lift and tighten the lower face area that also includes fillers and prescription wrinkle-reducing injections.

Dr. Michael Weinberg

Dr. Michael J. Weinberg


As an experienced, Royal-College certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Weinberg is devoted to helping patients reach their cosmetic goals. For over 25 years, he has built a reputation as one of the best plastic surgeons in Mississauga through expertise, experience, and dedication to his patients.

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How Much Does Ultherapy Cost?

The cost of an Ultherapy treatment depends on various factors, but it is surprisingly reasonable and in the same range as many cosmetic injectable treatments. The primary factor is the area being treated. We customize treatments for each patient, and a specific price quote is provided after your consultation.

Ultherapy FAQs

Can Ultherapy treat a “turkey neck?”

Loose neck skin is one of the most significant cosmetic concerns for both women and men. Ultherapy is cleared by the Health Canada specifically to tighten and lift the skin on the cheeks, lower face, and jawline.

Is Ultherapy effective for the chest?

Yes. People who are self-conscious about wearing low-cut necklines that reveal wrinkles or sun damage on their upper chests can get Ultherapy treatments to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles in that area.

Can Ultherapy shape and/or lift the brow?

Yes, Ultherapy administered over the forehead area can no only result in a pleasing elevation of the brow, but special techniques in administering the treatment can help shape the brow to suit your taste. For example, Ultherapy can be used to give more elevation at the the tail of the brow, or more elevation centrally over the pupil, or more elevation throughout the length of the entire brow. Your Ultherapy treatment can be tailored to give you the look best suited to your overall facial structure.

Does Ultherapy hurt?

During an Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound energy delivered to the skin’s deeper layers causes controlled injuries that trigger the body’s natural healing process to produce collagen. The comfort level of patients during the procedure varies, but the sensation experienced lasts only when the energy is delivered.

Do I need to take time off after an Ultherapy treatment?

Ultherapy procedures don’t require downtime, and patients can resume routine activities, including returning to work. There may be some slight redness after the treatment that fades after a couple of hours.

Request Your Consultation

You can learn more about Ultherapy and find out whether you’re a good candidate for treatment by calling our office at (905) 273-3045 (Mississauga) or (416) 207-9090 (Toronto) or by requesting an appointment using our online form.

Dr. Weinberg does not endorse or lend his name to any specific product, medication, or device. The information on this page is meant to familiarize prospective patients with some of the commonly available treatments/products and devices in use for specific issues and is intended for general educational purposes only. Decisions regarding treatments in a specific patient must be made in the context of a medical consultation.

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