Ultherapy FAQ


What is Ultherapy?

Contact us TodayUltherapy is a revolutionary anti-aging technique that harnesses the power of ultrasound to rejuvenate tired, sagging skin.  It is an FDA-approved, effective way to encourage the growth of collagen and initiate the skin’s natural healing and rejuvenation processes.

How does Ulterapy work?

Ultherapy works by delivering focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the surface of the skin.  The energy of the ultrasound heats the excess tissue, and stimulates it to produce new collagen, which is the protein that our skin uses to naturally maintain its elasticity and suppleness.

Is Ultherapy surgery?

No.  Ultherapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical technique for rejuvenating skin and fighting the signs of aging.  It can be completed in one 60-90 minute office visit, without the use of general anesthesia.  The ultrasound energy is delivered through a smooth applicator applied gently to the surface of the skin, and does not disturb or damage the outer surface of the skin in any way.

Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy?

Ideal candidates for Ultherapy are generally between 30 and 50 years old and beginning to see the first signs of aging in their face and neck.  Patients should have mild to moderate skin laxness (looseness), as more advanced laxness may require multiple visits.  Ultherapy targets hard-to-reach places on the brow, eyes, jawline, and neck.  Ultherapy may also be ideal for patients seeking to prolong the effects of traditional surgical facial rejuvenation procedures.

Will the procedure be uncomfortable?

Some patients experience mild discomfort as the ultrasound energy is deposited below the surface of the skin.  Dr. Q and her team of experienced technicians at Dr. Q Plastic Surgery will work with you before and during the procedure to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the experience.  Any discomfort is temporary, and most patients leave the office relaxed and comfortable.

What is the recovery time from Ultherapy?

Because Ultherapy is non-invasive, there is no downtime after the procedure, and patients can resume their normal activities immediately following their treatment.  In some cases, the skin at the target site may appear red temporarily, but normal skin tone should return after a few hours.

When will I see results?

You may see some initial rejuvenation effects immediately following your treatment; however, the full effects of your Ultherapy procedure will become apparent 3-4 months later, as your skin begins to generate new collagen and naturally rebuild its elasticity and firmness.  Some patients experience continuing results up to six months after the procedure.


Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr Q.) is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon who specializes in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and takes pride in being able to offer her patients state-of-the-art aesthetic enhancement techniques, such as Ultherapy.  In the warm, welcoming atmosphere of Dr. Q Plastic Surgery, you will be invited to share your Ultherapy goals, and will work with trained technicians to develop a customized treatment plan to bring those goals to fruition. If you have additional questions about Ultherapy treatment that were not answered above, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Q Plastic Surgery today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Q.

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