Other than a traditional facelift surgery, Ultherapy is the best non-invasive method for tightening and lifting eyebrows, jowls, and necks. It is the first and only medically certified procedure of its kind. Collagen is the framework in our tissues that holds the skin in place. As we age, collagen production is reduced, and as a result, our skin begins to droop and sag. It is noticed initially in the cheeks, along the jawline, in the neck, and along the eyebrows. With the use of ultrasonic energy, Ultherapy heats tissues and muscles under the surface of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen. This regeneration of collagen is called neocollagenesis, which literally means that we begin using our own collagen to rebuild the skin’s framework. Although the results of this ultrasound technology may not be seen initially, after 2 to 3 months, the new collagen produces firmer tone as drooping skin is restored to its original shape. The activation of extra collagen into the face also causes the incredible tightening of fine lines and wrinkles. The professional administering the ultrasound uses a patented hand device called Ultherapy Amplify. This state-of-the-art instrument enables them to see under the top layer of skin so that they are able to treat the proper facial areas at the proper depth. The bonus of this ultrasound procedure is that only a topical numbing agent needs to be applied prior to the treatment. Ultherapy is not painful, but patients are able to feel the energy each time it is applied. Dr. Torgerson’s Toronto cosmetic clinic offers additional local freezing to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Ultherapy can be done in approximately 60 to 120 minutes, depending on the areas treated, and it requires no downtime to heal!