Is Ultherapy® Painful?

While Ultherapy® is a totally non-invasive procedure with no-down time, there can be some discomfort associated with treatment. Because every patient’s comfort threshold varies, it is difficult to predict exactly how you will respond to treatment, but generally it is a well-tolerated procedure, and you should leave your appointment with our surgeons feeling comfortable and excited about the future benefits.

One thing to keep in mind is that this FDA-approved treatment has a clinically proven track record of safe application with a technological history indicating 50 years of medical success. Our Phoenix cosmetic surgeons, makes it your safety their first priority, and they will individually assess your circumstances to help ensure you are a good candidate for Ultherapy® treatment.

Unlike lasers that target surface layer issues like fine lines and wrinkles, Ultherapy® targets the deep skin and foundational layers that are similarly targeted with cosmetic surgery. Most patients tend to feel discomfort when the actual ultrasound energy is being delivered to the targeted area. This mild pain is actually a result of tiny amounts of focused ultrasound energy being deposited below the surface of your skin. It is a temporary and positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.

Collagen-building is critical to the success of your treatment because collagen is what helps restore your skin to its youthful appearance. As we age, this natural protein loses its elasticity and its ability to counter the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy®jump starts a natural repair process to produce fresh, new collagen to keep your skin firm, toned and elastic.

The treatment generally takes between 60 and 90 minutes. You might be able to see some immediate results, but the most significant lifting and toning occurs in the following 2 to 3 months.

To find out if Ultherapy® is the right treatment for you, contact Gawley Plastic Surgery at 480-696-6361 to schedule a personal consultation with one of our Phoenix plastic surgeons today.