Written by Vera Coetsee, Health and Nutrition Coach

24 July 2023

Ultherapy is an innovative and non-invasive cosmetic procedure that utilises ultrasound technology to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate the skin. With its ability to stimulate collagen production, Ultherapy offers a safe and effective way to address signs of ageing, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. 

Unlike traditional surgical facelifts, Ultherapy requires no incisions or anaesthesia, making it a convenient and comfortable option for those seeking a more youthful appearance. By harnessing the power of ultrasound energy, this treatment has become increasingly popular among individuals looking to achieve natural-looking results and restore their skin’s firmness and elasticity.

Ultherapy & Collagen Production

Collagen makes up a third of your body’s total protein and has many benefits that go beyond just skin health. It can be found in your skin, bones, muscles, teeth, tendons, ligaments, our digestive system and blood vessels. It gives skin elasticity and holds our joints together. As we age, collagen breaks down, and the result is a loss of skin strength and elasticity.

Ultherapy stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness. As a result, the skin gradually lifts and tightens over time, providing natural-looking results.

How Ultherapy Skin Tightening Works

Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound to generate a thermal effect under the skin. It bypasses the surface of the skin through ultrasound energy with focused imaging, to target just the right amount at the right depths and the right temperature. This effect essentially jump-starts your body’s own process to create fresh, new collagen. It can be used on various areas of the face and body, including the forehead, eyebrows, chin, neck, and chest. It can address multiple concerns such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. 

Benefits of Ultherapy

  1. Skin Tightening: Ultherapy stimulates collagen production, which helps to tighten and firm the skin.
  2. Lifted Appearance: The treatment can lift and tighten sagging skin, particularly in areas such as the face and neck.
  3. Improved Texture: Ultherapy can improve the texture of the skin, making it smoother and more youthful-looking.
  4. Reduced Wrinkles and Fine Lines: The procedure can help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, resulting in a more rejuvenated appearance.
  5. Long-lasting Results: The effects of Ultherapy can last for several months or even up to a year, depending on the individual.


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