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  • What is different about Ultherapy®?

    Ultherapy® has been acclaimed as the Gold Standard for non-invasive skin lifting and tightening by a panel of global experts.1 Also, it is the only FDA-cleared device that uses micro-focused ultrasound imaging and visualisation to target the deep structural layers of the skin without disrupting the skin’s surface.1–4 This allows you to get the best possible results for patients and they have minimal downtime.1,5

  • What patients is this suitable for?

    Ultherapy® is suitable for all skin tones.6,7 An Ultherapy® candidate is not determined by age, but rather by skin quality. A good candidate for Ultherapy® has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. We are finding that younger patients are turning to Ultherapy® as they understand the importance of maintaining their collagen banks and use Ultherapy® as a preventative measure to the visible effects of ageing.

  • How long will my patient’s results last?

    You may see some initial lift in patients, but visible results will take about 3 months after treatment, as new collagen and elastin forms.2,8–10 The effects of a single Ultherapy® treatment can last for over a year in some people.1,5,8 However, Ultherapy® is an individualised treatment, so it is advised to assess the degree of skin laxity prior to treatment to manage patient expectations of outcomes likely for them. Assuredly, Ultherapy® is associated with high patient satisfaction.1,10,11

  • How much does it cost to purchase the machine and how much revenue can I make per procedure?

    Ultherapy® is associated with one of the highest return on investment out of all the non-invasive facial aesthetic treatments.12 Please get in contact with your local Merz Account Manager for more information.

  • How long does a treatment take?

    The length of a treatment will depend on the area being treated and the patient’s customised treatment plan. A face and neck procedure takes 60—90 minutes, while a chest or brow treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.13

  • What aftercare do I advise?

    After an Ultherapy® treatment patients can usually resume their normal lifestyle and activities immediately without having to follow any special post treatment measures.5

  • Are there any side effects?

    While all aesthetic treatments can be associated with some side effects, any redness post treatment should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are typically temporary in nature and should subside within a few hours or days.2

  • What does the treatment feel like?

    There may be some momentary discomfort, which varies from person to person, but the sensation usually only lasts while the energy is being delivered.2 Ultherapy® trainers will teach methods that practitioners can use to manage and minimise any patient discomfort.

  • Does Ultherapy® hurt?

    In order for Ultherapy® to work it has to heat deep layers of the skin. Everybody will have different sensitivities to this heat but practitioners will be taught in advance methods to manage and minimise any patient discomfort.

  • References:

    1. Fabi SG, et al. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019;18(5):426–432.
    2. ULTHERAPY EU 1001393IFU Rev N IFU, CONTROL UNIT IFU _Final.
    3. FDA medical device background and guidance. Available at: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/resources-you-medical-devices/consumers-medical-devices Accessed: July 2021.
    4. Ulthera Press Release: Ultherapy® décolletage treatment now FDA-cleared. BioSpace website. Available at: https://www.biospace.com/article/releases/ulthera-release-ultherapy-and-0174-d%C3%A9colletage-treatment-now-fda-cleared-/ Accessed: July 2021.
    5. Sasaki GH & Tevez A. JCDSA. 2012;2:108–116.
    6. Chan NPY, et al. Lasers Surg Med. 2011;43(5):366–375.
    7. Fabi SG & Goldman MP. Dermatol Surg. 2014;40:569–575.
    8. Brobst RW, et al. Facial Plast Surg Clin N Am. 2014;22:191–202.
    9. Kerscher M, et al. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2019;12:71–79.
    10. Werschler WP & Werschler PS. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2016;9(2):27–33.
    11. Ulthera System 501(k) Summary. U.S. Food & Drug Administration website. Available at: www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf13/k134032.pdf Accessed: July 2021.
    12. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2015 Cosmetic surgery national data bank statistics. Available at: https://www.surgery.org/sites/default/files/ASAPS-Stats2015.pdf Accessed: July 2021.
    13. Merz – ULT-DOF-003 – Ultherapy Treatment Duration Quote by Dr Tracy Mountford.
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