Quick facts: ultherapy skin tightening and skin lifting treatment

Also known as: skin tightening, thermage alternative

Treatment for: loose skin, sagging skin, sagging jawline, droopy eyelid, eyebrows, ageing neck and decolletage.

Treatment area: face, lower face, eyebrows, neck, decolletage, chin, body.

  • Have you noticed your skin losing its elasticity?
  • Are you sagging around your jawline or brow?
  • Do you want to lift the skin under your chin?
  • Want a non-invasive treatment to prevent your skin from ageing that lasts?
  • Are you after a treatment that will ‘lift’ your face naturally?

If you answered YES to any of the above, then Ultherapy is the perfect treatment for you.


Ultherapy non surgical face, neck and eye brow lift

Want to know about the benefits of Ultherapy and whether it will hurt?

Get your free must-read Info Guide here

Younger and fresher looking skin is just around the corner.
Get your Free Ultherapy Info Guide here.

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a skin lifting and firming treatment that non-surgically lifts and tightens skin tissue around the brow, neck, under the chin and even the décolletage. It works with ultrasound technology, which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin deep within the skin. This energy triggers a natural response under the skin, jump starting the regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen.


Laubach, HJ, et al. Intense focused ultrasound: evaluation of a new treatment modality for precise microcoagulation within the skin. Dermatological surgery 2008. 34(5): 727-34.

Is Utherapy painful?

At Dermedica, Dr Teh is using a new improved protocol for Ultherapy. The initial protocol for ultherapy was painful because the ultrasound pulses were delivered at a very high energy. The new improved more comfortable protocol is delivering pulses at lower energy but multiple passes are given. Comfort levels can vary from person to person. To make the treatment more comfortable, some of our clients choose to apply numbing cream and take oral pain medication.

What is the cost of Ultherapy?

The cost of Ultherapy depends on the degree of laxity and the number areas to be treated. Treatment price starts from $1395.

When will you see result from Ultherapy? How effective is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy®  stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundation layer typically addressed in cosmetic surgery—without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. As it takes time for collagen to regenerate, tighten and mature, the result is gradual. *Clinical studies have shown that result continues to improve over time. The rapdity and degree of improvement may vary between individuals. Although the vast majority of patients will have a noticeable improvement, some patients may not benefit from this treatment. As with all medical procedures, there are individual variations. Hence it is important to have a thorough discussion with an experienced cosmetic doctor before you proceed.

Contact Dr Teh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 92051995 for more information about Ultherapy.


1)Oni.G, Hoxworth. R. Teotia. S, Brown. S, Kenkel. J. Evaluation of a Microfocused Ultrasound System for Improving Skin Laxity and Tightening in the Lower Face-Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2014 July 2

2)Sasaki GH, Tevez A. Clinical efficacy and safety of focused image ultrasonography: a 2 year experience. Aesthetic Surgery J 2012; 32: 601-12

3)Alam M, White LE, Martin N, et al. Ultrasoun tightening of facial and neck skin: a rater-blinded prospective cohort study. American Academy of Dermatology; Vol 62(2): 262-69

What are the side effects from Ultherapy?

Careful patient selection by an experienced cosmetic phyician allows for the safe and effective use of Ultherapy. Although Ultherapy has been proven to be very safe, it is possible that some side effects may occur. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch - which are usually mild and temporary in nature. In a moniority of patients temporary bruising or small areas of numbness may occur.

Contact Dr Teh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 92051995 for more information about Ultherapy.


1)Review of the Safety Profile for Microfocused Ultrasound with Visualisation-Hitchcock. T, Dobke. M-Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 13, 329-335

2)Sasaki GH, Tevez A. Clinical efficacy and safety of focused image ultrasonography: a 2 year experience. Aesthetic Surgery J 2012; 32: 601-12

3)Chan NP, Shek SY, Yu CS et al. Safety study of transcutaneous intense focused ultrasound for non invasive skin tightening in Asians. Lasers Surgery Med 20122; 43: 366-75

What will my skin look like after the Ultherapy treatment?

Your skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours.

Which areas can be treated with Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is TGA and FDA approved for eyebrow lifting, neck lifting and decolletage treatment

How established is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy uses ultrasound waves to non surgically lift and tighten the skin around the brow, chin, neck and chest. Ultrasound has been used in the medical field for more than 50 years. Ultherapy has been established as well-tolerated and effective in clinical studies and in more than 500,000 treatments worldwide.

Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to deliver its collagen stimulating treatment. The distinguishing feature of Ultherapy is the incorporation of traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows the doctor to see underlying tissue structure as we are treating, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.

Please contact us if you wish to read the clinical papers- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 92051995

What are the differences between Ultherapy, Exilis and Thermage?

Dr Teh is experienced in treatments with Ultherapy, Exilis and Thermage.

Ultherapy tightens and lifts the skin using focused ultrasound. The energy of the ultrasound does not mark the surface of the skin but releases the energy precisely at a depth of 4.5mm, 3mm and 1.5mm into the skin. The precise delivery of ultrasound energy at these intervals are important to ensure lifting and tightening in the correct zone. So there is no heating on the surface of the skin., hence the minimal downtime.

Ultherapy is the only device in the market that can accurately visualise the depth of the skin we want to target to lift and tighten. The visuals built in the Ultherapy technology makes this device a safer option than other skin tightening devices because it avoids transferring ultrasound energy blindly into your skin. This is the only TGA-registered device using ultrasound indicated for skin lighting with real-time imaging of your skin during treatment. 

Thermage uses monopolar radiofrequency heat which is the same radiofrequency energy as Exilis skin tightening. Thermage energy is delivered in a pulse like fashion and the energy has to be transferred from the surface of the skin to the deeper underlying structure for tissue tightening. Due to the pulse like nature of the delivery system of Thermage (despite the cooling tip), it can be very painful due to is stop start pulsing delivery.

Exilis uses the same monopolar radiofrequency energy as Thermage but it emits the energy in a continous fashion, which allows your skin to adjust to the slow rise in temperature. Hence most people find the Exilis treatment more tolerable. The more heat you can tolerate the better heating of the underlying structure the better the result.

A major difference between Exilis and Thermage (both radiofrequency devices) and Ultherapy (focused ultrasound energy), is Ultherapy can deliver the energy directly to the underlying target tissue without heating the surface of the skin. Hence Ultherapy has less downtime compared to Exilis and Thermage.

Contact Dr Teh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 92051995 for more information.

What are the benefits and results of Ultherapy?

Benefits of Ultherapy:

  • Non-invasive, non-surgical treatment
  • There are NO needles
  • Gradual results for a natural looking ‘face lift’ – people will notice the difference but, they won’t know you’ve had work done.

Ultherapy Results:

  • A Higher Brow
  • A Tighter Neck
  • A Lift Under the Chin
  • A Smoother Chest

Why choose Dermedica for your Ultherapy treatment?

Dr Joanna Teh has over 16 years experience in using radiofrequency technology. In 2006 she started using Thermage skin tightening. Dr Teh understands the importance of keeping the skin firm and tight to maintain the youthful look. This is the reason why Dr Teh has added Ultherapy to Dermedica's treatment menu to offer her clients in Perth the latest and the best skin tightening and lifting device.

Result with Ultherapy treatments may be operator dependent. Hence a combination of experience, training and technique will maximise the chances of having a successful outcome. Dr Teh understands how to select the right candidate for this treatment and using the correct advanced technique to give you a natural younger looking result. So before you have your Ultherapy treatment make an appointment with Dr Joanna Teh to discuss honestly about her experience and result with Ultherapy and the other skin tightening treatments we have at Dermedica.

Individual results vary.

Ulthera treatment for saggy skin

Actual patient of Dermedica: This lady was concerned about the saggy skin. She was impressed with her result after 1 Ultherapy treatment by Dr Joanna Teh.

Ultherapy an alternative to facelift

Actual patient of Dermedica: This lady was concerned that she was looking old and tired. After 1 Ultherapy treatment by Dr Joanna Teh, she was happy with the non surgical transformation.

Ultherapy for double chin

Ultherapy treatment is also for men who wants to look younger.

Ultherapy for loose skin on face

Ultherapy is great for loose skin around jawline and neck.

Ultherapy treatment for decolletage wrinkles and lines

Non surgical treatment to remove sun damages skin on your chest. No downtime!