Ultherapy® in Zurich

Ultherapy® offers an impressive solution to sagging skin, particularly in the cheeks and along the chin line, in the neck area, wrinkles around the mouth and eyes and a creased décolleté.

This ultrasound lifting method has been an absolute bestseller in the USA and Europe for years. The special thing about it is that the ultrasound energy from the device is delivered at three different skin depths, which facilitates a natural-looking, multidimensional lifting result without incisions or scars. The procedure delivers targeted energy directly under the skin and gradually stimulates collagen production in the dermis, tightening excess tissue and visibly smoothing the skin. The treatment also reduces fat pads and deposits, resulting in an accentuated contour, particularly in the cheek area.

At a Glance

Medical term: Ultherapy®

Duration of the procedure (treatment time): 30–60 minutes

Clinic stay: outpatient

Aftercare: none

Back to public: after a few hours

Back to work: immediately

Recovery period: none

What is Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy® is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment method that uses focussed high-intensity ultrasound. It penetrates the dermis in a targeted manner and heats the connective tissue there to around 60 degrees for a few milliseconds. The thermal effect shrinks the tissue and thus tightens and firms the skin.

Who is Ultherapy® suitable for?

As we age, gravity increasingly impacts the skin, which often leads to sagging in the following areas:

  • eyelids
  • eyebrows
  • cheeks
  • chin
  • neck

Ultherapy® is suitable for people who want to improve mild to moderate skin sagging on the face or neck. The treatment can be used on different skin types and is equally suitable for women and men. In addition to the face and neck, the décolleté and even wrinkled skin on the upper arms can be treated with Ultherapy®.

How does the Ultherapy® treatment work?


Before the treatment, a consultation takes place in which the attending physician explains the treatment procedure and discusses the patient’s individual goals. No special preparations need to be made in advance.


First, the skin is anaesthetised with an anaesthetic cream for pain-free application. The areas to be treated are then marked. During the treatment, the Ultherapy® handheld unit is placed on the skin and targeted high-energy ultrasound pulses are emitted into the desired treatment areas. The ultrasound penetrates deep into the skin layers and stimulates collagen production, resulting in a tightening effect. The treatment lasts approximately 30 to 60 minutes.


Generally, no special aftercare measures are required. The skin is not damaged in any way. Therefore, it is possible to apply make-up or exercise after the treatment. Patients can immediately resume their normal daily routine.

What results can be expected?

The results of the Ultherapy® treatment are not immediately visible, as collagen production takes time. However, in the months following the treatment, the appearance of the skin improves as the newly produced collagen tightens and firms the skin. Individual results may vary, but the final effect should be visible after around 180 days.

Advanced Ultherapy®

The effect of Ultherapy® can be further enhanced by the Advanced Ultherapy® procedure. This is a combination of Ultherapy® and injection lipolysis (fat reduction injection).

Injection lipolysis is a method for reducing localised fat deposits. Special injections are administered into the fat deposits to dissolve the fat cells. The combination of the two procedures can achieve good effects, as both treatments address different aspects of aesthetic improvement. Ultherapy® tightens the skin and improves the contours, while injection lipolysis specifically reduces fat cells, especially under the chin and along the edges of the chin.

What are the risks of the treatment?

Ultherapy® is a safe treatment method with only minor risks and side effects. Potential temporary side effects may include slight swelling or tenderness, but these adverse reactions usually subside on their own.

FAQ – frequently asked questions and answers about Ultherapy®

What distinguishes Ultherapy® from other aesthetic treatments?

Ultherapy® is distinguished by its targeted effect in the deeper layers of the skin. Compared to other procedures that may require surgery, such as a facelift, Ultherapy® offers a gentle and effective way to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin from the inside out.

Is Ultherapy® safe?

Ultherapy® is a safe treatment method. The focussed ultrasound has been established in medical application for many years and has been extensively studied. Experienced and qualified performance of the treatment by a specialist minimises potential risks.

Is the treatment painful?

The sensations during the Ultherapy® treatment can vary from person to person. They are usually perceived as a slight tingling or warming sensation. Nevertheless, it is a treatment that you can feel.

Can Ultherapy® replace a facelift?

Ultherapy® can be a non-surgical alternative to a traditional surgical facelift. While a facelift is a more invasive method of skin tightening, Ultherapy® offers a gentle way to treat mild to moderate skin sagging. However, it is impossible to achieve the result of a surgical facelift.

How long do the results last?

The duration of the result after Ultherapy® can vary from person to person. In general, the effect lasts up to five years. However, it is important to note that the natural ageing process of the skin continues.

Can Ultherapy® also be used on the body?

Ultherapy® can be used on the face as well as on the body. For example, the treatment is suitable for tightening sagging skin on the neck, décolleté, upper arms, stomach, buttocks or thighs.

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