The Before and After of Ultherapy: Skin Technique’s Guide

The verdict is out:

Through various case studies and research, Ultherapy has proven to be an excellent choice for skin tightening. It’s a great option if you’re looking for firmer, tighter, and healthier skin without the need for surgery. Maybe this is why celebrities love Ultherapy.

At Skin Technique, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, we’ve seen fantastic results with Ultherapy. For over ten years, Dr. Christopher Pavlou’s global approach combines the latest innovations in aesthetic medicine with reliable, tried and tested methods to achieve a naturally rejuvenated appearance.

In this blog post, we’ll answer your Ultherapy-related questions, such as “what is Ultherapy?” about and “what should you expect after treatment?”

Let’s dive in.


What is Ultherapy?

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What Ultherapy device looks like


Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses focused ultrasound technology for treatment.

Regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and approved by Health Canada, Ultherapy is a versatile treatment targeting different body areas, including the face and neck. With results lasting for a year or more, it provides you with all the benefits of skin tightening without surgery.

The best part is that there’s hardly any downtime involved, so you can go right back to your usual routine afterward.

But how does Ultherapy work?


How Does Ultherapy Work?

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Ultherapy in progress


Ultherapy relies on heat energy generated through ultrasound technology.

This heat causes collagen fibers in the deeper layers of your skin to contract and stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin. As a result, your skin tightens, and wrinkles and fine lines diminish.

The gradual and natural-looking improvement sets Ultherapy apart. Unlike some laser treatments, Ultherapy is safe for all Fitzpatrick skin types, making it suitable for a wide range of individuals.

The treatment typically takes 1-2 hours.


What Does Ultherapy Treat?

Ultherapy can achieve the following.

  • Jawline definition: It reduces the appearance of jowls to enhance the jawline.
  • Wrinkle and fine line reduction: This treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and lines around the face, for example, neck lines.
  • Skin tightening: As its most popular use, Ultherapy tightens loose skin, especially on the face and neck.

Please keep in mind that this information is provided solely for informative purposes. Your treatment plan will be based on multiple factors, including your objectives, overall health, and risk assessment.

During your consultation, our medical experts will assess your situation and recommend the most suitable approach (as well as potential alternatives) to help you achieve your desired results.


How Long Will Ultherapy Results Last?

After your treatment, you will notice a marked improvement, but it takes at least 3 months before you can fully appreciate the lifting and tightening effect. Results are subtle and gradual, making this the perfect treatment for someone who wants the results but without a sudden, dramatic change.

 Results typically last 1-2 years after only one treatment.


What To Expect After Ultherapy

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Before and After: What is Ultherapy


Most people do not experience side effects from Ultherapy; however, in some cases, minor side effects such as skin redness, slight swelling, tenderness and temporary numbness have been reported. These are perfectly normal and should wear out in a short time.

Here are other things to note during the post-treatment phase:

  • Results appear over 2–3 months as new collagen builds, gradually lifting and tightening the skin in the treatment area.
  • Avoid sun exposure.
  • If you cannot avoid sun exposure, it is recommended that you use SPF 30 or SPF 50 sunscreen on your skin.
  • If you’re taking any medications, discuss these during your consultation.
  • Retinol, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid should also be avoided.
  • Avoid excessive sweating caused by hot tubs and saunas.
  • These precautions are there to protect your skin and should be in place for at least 5 days after your Ultherapy treatment.


Get Your Complimentary Consultation at Skin Technique



Ultherapy presents an impressive non-surgical choice for revitalizing and firming your skin.

You can check here for more Before and After images of Ultherapy.

Whether you’re ready to embark on a full treatment with us or you still have some questions you’d like answered, chat with us to discuss your potential options. Our team of experts will help you make a fully informed decision.

We’re excited to speak with you soon.


Note that this blog is purely for educational purposes. During your consultation, you can get more personalized details and clarification.


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