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What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy or Ultrasound Lift is an innovative non-surgical procedure to lift and tighten loose skin in the face and neck region. This ultrasound based treatment promotes the natural production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, and strengthens the existing layers of collagen to help tighten the skin naturally. It is the only non-invasive cosmetic treatment available today that employs ultrasound technology to lift and tighten sagging skin without involving any incision or needles.

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Patient Reviews on Ultherapy

Thousands of patients have received the benefits of Ultherapy treatment all over the United States. Ever since the treatment was approved by the FDA, it has become a popular choice for patients who are looking for effective alternatives to surgical anti-aging procedures. Here is a list of some of the actual patient reviews (names are withheld for confidentiality.)

“I received Ulthera treatment just three days ago, and I’m already feeling younger!”

I had heard a lot about Ulthera and ready mixed opinions about it on the Internet. So I was slightly nervous before I went for this treatment. However, my doctor had made sure that I had realistic expectations from the procedure and was well prepared for the experience. I must say that it turned out to be much less painful than what I had feared.

Reading the experiences of other patients, I had been under the impression that it was going to be a very painful treatment. But I was in for a pleasure surprise! The discomfort was mild and faded away quickly. I received Ulthera treatment just three days ago, and I’m already feeling younger! I’m looking forward to the long term outcome of my treatment.

Patient Story: Joanne


“Immediate results!”

I had assumed that since Ultherapy is not a surgical treatment, the results will take time to show up. But I was thrilled to see that the results almost immediate! My doctor had told me to expect full results within three to four months after the procedure. I guess I must have been a fit candidate for Ultherapy, considering the results showed up so fast! My face had not looked so rejuvenated and refreshed in the last few years.

I am 39 years old, I wear sunscreen religiously, and I do not smoke. My skin in the neck, chin, and jaw was becoming loose, and I needed to do something about it desperately. I chose Ultherapy and I have been very happy with my decision. The entire procedure lasted for a little less than an hour. My doctor did not even apply any local anesthetic such as lidocaine, and still the experience was not very unpleasant.

Now it has been nearly three months since my treatment. Ultherapy has managed to lift the loose skin around my neck, jaw and chin, and overall facial appearance is tighter and refreshed.

“I may repeat the treatment for my eyebrows.”

I decided to choose Ultherapy to correct the droopiness in my eyebrows. My doctor gave me more intensive treatment on the left eyebrow where the droop was more conspicuous. I had read experiences of other people online regarding how painful it was. This had already prepared me for the worst. But I would describe the pain as mild, and may be comparable to laser hair removal.

It has now been more than three weeks since my treatment. I still have very slight soreness in the treated areas, and I can see modest improvement between my eyebrows. The creases and droopiness in my eyebrows and outer eyes has reduced. I would say it was worth the amount of money I spent on it. With the same amount of money, I may repeat the treatment for my eyebrows.

“I tried Ultrasound Lift at 57, and I don’t regret it.”

My doctor was frank enough to tell me that Ultherapy is more suited for people in their thirties or forties, who are looking mild to moderate skin tightening. But I tried Ultrasound Lift at 57, and I don’t regret it. I went with very little expectations as I believed this treatment could not do much for my sagging skin and deep wrinkles. Now it has been seven months since my treatment, and I still feel more rejuvenated and more confident. I think I have been better off with Ultherapy than I was without it.


For more infomation on Ultherapy please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia. Dr. V also offers Ultherapy skin tightening procedure to her patients in Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas.


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