Ultherapy® is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure for the face, neck and chest that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin. The FDA-cleared, Health Canada approved device used in the procedure utilizes the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin – including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift – without disturbing the surface of the skin. In some ways, Ultherapy® is just like an ultrasound imaging procedure that expectant mothers may receive. A smooth hand-piece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. With the visualized image of the treatment areas, that same hand-piece is also used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin. For facial procedures, this is the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift.