Dr. Julian Dixon is thrilled to offer Ultherapy, a non-surgical, ultrasound technique that provides very similar results to more invasive neck lift surgery. With this incredible new treatment, the majority of patients looking to tighten or shape the skin of their neck can do so with significantly less risk and recovery time.
Ultherapy uses safe, ultrasound therapy—or sound energy—to bypass the skin’s surface and deliver a collagen-boosting treatment. Over time, collagen is regenerated, lifting and smoothing skin in the targeted area. Because this new technique is non-invasive, most patients can return to normal activity immediately after the procedure.
Common Questions about Ultrasound Nonsurgical Neck Lift (Ultherapy)
What does Ultherapy feel like?
Ultherapy delivers tiny amounts of energy to targeted areas below the skin’s surface, triggering collagen production. The comfort level of each patient varies depending on the person, but the impulses are carefully targeted and last only a brief amount time. You will experience little to no discomfort once the procedure is complete.
How long does Ultherapy take?
Depending on your goals and needs, Dr. Dixon will work with you to determine an individual treatment plan. But the typical procedure can take anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes.
How long will I need to take off work?
More often than not, patients are ready to get back to normal activities immediately after the procedure.
When will I see results?
You will see some change immediately after the procedure. However, the procedure stimulates collagen production in the treated area, and you will see better and better results as your body regenerates collagen in the weeks that follow. Your ultimate results will be visible after roughly 2–3 months.
How safe is Ultherapy? Are there any side effects?
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical treatment for patients looking to tighten and smooth the skin around their neck. Some patients experience slight redness immediately after the procedure, which fades over the next few hours. Other patients might experience some slight swelling or tenderness, but these too are temporary. During your consultation, Dr. Dixon will go over the few rare side effects, which the majority of patients do not experience.