What is Ultherapy?

What is Ultherapy?Ultherapy is a safe and effective non-surgical skin tightening treatment for individuals who are unhappy about sagging skin and lines but do not want to consider cosmetic surgery.
Ultherapy is based on ultrasonic technology which makes the treatment gentler on the skin in comparison to lasers and other more rigorous surgical or non-invasive procedures.
Ultherapy treatment can even be administered in sensitive skin areas such as the neck, face, eyebrow, and chin. The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), led by board-certified plastic surgeons, provides Ultherapy to patients in Houston, Texas, TX and surrounding communities in the fabulous Lone Star State. 

Non-invasive Skin Lift

Ultherapy has the distinction of being one of the first non-surgical ultrasound techniques to be cleared by the FDA for skin lift. This treatment is developed to provide firmness to the skin in regions that have experienced a loss in elasticity because of sun damage, disease, aging effects, gravity, environmental factors, or genetic reasons.
Some common sites of treatment are the neck, face, and décolletage. Ultherapy offers the skin structural support from within to generate more sustainable and natural appearing skin tightening outcomes without involving plastic surgery.


The treatment provider places a smooth applicator over the patient’s skin in the treatment area. They target the ultrasound energy on the site to heat up the surplus fat deposits in the underlying skin layers. The energy prompts the natural production of new collagen to tighten the skin.
This process provides firmness to the skin from within in a natural manner without any poor effects on the outer skin. Ultrasound technology allows the surgeon to view the underlying targeted fat pockets and tissue to attain optimal outcomes with minimal impact accurately.  


Ultherapy may be an efficient solution for people seeking a safe and effective alternative to cosmetic surgery. Some key advantages of this procedure are:

  • The patient can experience significant skin tightening and lifting outcomes after a single session, unlike other non-invasive procedures that typically require multiple treatments.
  • In this procedure, the ultrasound energy delivered in a targeted and controlled way, which prevents harm to the surrounding normal.
  • Outcomes are more sustainable and natural looking because the ultrasound energy goes deeper into the skin layers to generate tissue tightening from within.
  • Ultherapy corrects problems pertaining to skin texture and tone as well as helps address the impact of sun damage.

Ultherapy encourages the body’s natural collagen production in the deep underlying tissue to effectively tighten, lift and tone sagging and loose skin around the face, neck, eyebrows and chin. The procedure does not have a specific downtime and does not involve foreign substances or anesthesia. The outcomes of Ultherapy can sustain for many years.
Ultherapy is also suitable for busy professionals and moms who usually want procedures that do not require much post-treatment downtime. This procedure can be carried out without any requirement for anesthesia. It does not involve incisions, cuts, pain, or needles. Ultherapy does not lead to scarring, and the post-op recovery is quick.  
The judicious plastic surgeons at ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX and other neighborhoods and towns in this part of the nation for Ultherapy.

For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.