As we age, our skin gradually loses its elasticity, leading to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. While there are various cosmetic treatments available to combat these signs of aging, not all are non-invasive and safe. Enter Ultherapy, a revolutionary procedure that utilizes focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the world of Ultherapy, answering the most frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision about this popular cosmetic treatment.

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We understand the search for non-surgical, anti-aging services can be overwhelming; rest assured, the Center for Aesthetics in Idaho Falls is known for setting the standards for non-surgical aesthetic medical treatments in Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming for decades. 

Catherine Durboraw, MD is a nationally recognized innovator in, and national lecturer on, the Ultherapy technique.


“Ultherapy is THE Game Changer.”

– Catherine Durboraw, MD Guest Speaker Merz National Sales Meeting 2014

Top Questions & Answers Regarding Ultherapy Treatment


What is Ultherapy, and how does it work?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, FDA-approved cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin. This helps lift and tighten sagging or loose skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Is Ultherapy safe?
Yes, Ultherapy is considered a safe procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced healthcare professional. It has been cleared by the FDA for use in lifting the skin on the face, neck, and décolletage.

How long does an Ultherapy treatment session take?
The duration of an Ultherapy session depends on the area being treated. Typically, a session for the face and neck takes around 30 to 45 minutes, while a session for the décolletage may take 15 to 45 minutes.

Is there any downtime after the treatment?
One of the advantages of Ultherapy is that there is minimal downtime. Most people can resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure. Some may experience mild redness or swelling, but these effects are usually temporary and subside within a few hours.

How many Ultherapy sessions do I need to see results?
Many people notice visible improvements after a single treatment. However, the number of sessions required can vary based on individual factors such as the degree of skin laxity and the treatment area. In some cases, additional sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results.

When will I start seeing the results?
Results from Ultherapy gradually develop over several months as the new collagen forms and tightens the skin. Some patients see improvement as early as four to six weeks, while the full effects may take up to three to six months to become apparent.

What does Ultherapy feel like?
Everyone’s experience is unique, so it feels different for each person. The ultrasound energy is delivered deep into the skin, and you may feel a warm sensation or occasional mild prickling. Healthcare providers can adjust settings to enhance comfort.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with Ultherapy?
Side effects are generally mild and temporary. They may include redness, swelling, tingling, bruising or tenderness in the treated area. Serious complications are rare, but as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks. Your healthcare provider will discuss these with you before the treatment.

What conditions does Ultherapy treat?
Ultherapy is primarily used to treat mild to moderate skin laxity and aging concerns. Some of the conditions that Ultherapy can effectively address include:

    • Skin Sagging: Ultherapy is known for its ability to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face, neck, and décolletage. It can be particularly effective in reducing the appearance of jowls and tightening loose skin under the chin.
    • Fine Lines and Wrinkles: The collagen-stimulating effects of Ultherapy can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving overall skin texture and tone.
    • Brow Droop: Ultherapy can lift the eyebrows and reduce brow droop, creating a more lifted and refreshed look around the eyes.
    • Nasolabial Folds: By promoting collagen production, Ultherapy can soften the deep creases that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
    • Jawline Definition: The treatment can enhance jawline definition and contour by tightening loose skin along the jaw.
    • Necklines and Décolletage Wrinkles: Ultherapy is effective in addressing wrinkles and lines on the neck and chest, often referred to as “necklace lines” or “crepey” décolletage skin.
    • Overall Skin Laxity: Whether it’s loose skin on the face, neck, or chest, Ultherapy can improve overall skin laxity, resulting in a firmer and more youthful appearance.

Discover If a Non-Invasive Ultherapy Lift Is Right for You Today

It’s important to note that while Ultherapy can provide impressive results for mild to moderate skin concerns, Ultherapy will not work for everyone, so we recommend you schedule a consultation to see if you are a good fit. Contact us, and let us help you get started on a self-care journey you’ll love.


It may not be as effective for more severe skin sagging or advanced signs of aging. In such cases, alternative treatments might be more suitable. 


Dr. Durboraw has also created a proprietary age-defying innovation with her powerful CFA Evernal Series. The Evernal Series is a powerful arsenal rejuvenates unlike anything else available; it’s a proprietary combination of treatments that refreshes, restores, and invigorates your face and neck. The result is age reversal without any unnatural and invasive surgeries. If you want to look natural and fresh, then the Evernal Series is for you.

We recommend you review this comprehensive article we wrote on Ultherapy Treatment. We look forward to talking to you about how Ultherapy can help you meet your skincare goals, call our Idaho Falls Clinic to schedule a consultation with our qualified healthcare professionals for more information about what to expect from a CFA-tailored treatment plan best suited for you.