The Ulthera device uses targeted ultrasound technology to direct sound waves through the skin to the deeper layers and structures beneath the skin. Similar to the use of ultrasound to visually see a fetus on a screen during a pre-natal appointment, the layers of skin and tissue are able to be seen and specifically treated during ultherapy. Ultrasound waves generate heat, which is directed at the deepest layers of the skin. As the layers warm, the patient’s own collagen is stimulated, which in turn naturally activates the production of new collagen. This new collagen provides volume to lift and tighten the skin. Procedures typically take 30-60 minutes.