Ultherapy uses ultrasound – which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. Ultherapy ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue from 2-3 months onwards for up to 2 years.
Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach the deeper layers of the skin at an optimal temperature. Consequently laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin. In addition they are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible as part of an anti-ageing treatment plan.