Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive procedure approved by the FDA to lift the skin of the brow, neck, and area under the chin. This is the perfect answer for someone who is just beginning to notice that his or her face is showing the first signs of laxity, or looseness, and is not ready or interested in a surgical lift. Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin deep within the skin to repair the damage that occurs as we age. It works from the inside out and, therefore, does not harm the outer layer of skin. This means virtually no down time! There may be minor redness for a few hours and a few tiny bruises, which will resolve quickly. It is safe for all skin colors and can even be done in the summer over tanned skin. Some patients see results immediately, but most see a gradual tightening of the skin, including an elevation of the brows, less eyelid hooding, lifting and firming of the jaw line, and a better overall facial contour, over three to six months. Also, the skin will appear thicker, smoother, and less crêpey. Depending on how much of the face is treated, Ultherapy® can take from 45 minutes to 2½ hours, so you will receive oral pain medication and possibly topical anesthetic cream to keep you comfortable.