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Dr. Pontell discusses New Procedure Ulthera® that Can Tighten Loose Skin Without Surgery | NBC Philadelphia*

Watch this animated video to see How Ulthera® Works from the inside out.

Sagging brows, cheeks, and necks can cause us to look older and to not feel good about our appearance. The effects of gravity on our faces make us look old, worn out, and tired. Many people want to find a way to tighten and lift facial and neck skin yet do not want to have any of the downtime or risks of surgery. Thankfully, with options such as Ultherapy®, patients can achieve smoother, younger-looking skin without having to undergo an invasive surgery. Ultherapy® is a tissue-lifting procedure that is designed to non-surgically tighten the skin and soft tissues of the face, creating an overall more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Benefits of Ultherapy®

  • Non-surgical
  • Office-based procedure
  • No anesthesia
  • Outpatient
  • No downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural-looking results


It is important that patients are in good health and understand all aspects of the procedure. The best candidates for Ultherapy® are those who would like to treat:

  • Lax skin of the cheeks
  • Folds between the nose and corners of the mouth
  • Downturned corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines
  • Poor definition along the jawline


Ultherapy® involves the use of micro-focused ultrasound energy applied to the dermal layer and deep fibro-muscular support layer. This energy will heat the tissues and stimulate collagen renewal, ultimately lifting and conditioning the skin over time. It will be applied to the target areas, which may include the upper face and brows, the cheeks, the lower face, and the neck. Ultherapy® is able to address the SMAS, the deep layers of tissues that normally can only be corrected during facelift surgery.

Most patients will see noticeable results within three months after one 45-minute treatment, although some patients may require two Ultherapy® sessions to achieve full results. There will be no anesthesia administered, but medication can be prescribed before the procedure to provide patient comfort.

Recovery and Results

After undergoing Ultherapy® treatment, patients can return to work and normal activities immediately. Some patients may experience minimal facial redness that will alleviate within an hour. The skin may also be sensitive for a few days after treatment.

After one or two treatments, patients will typically notice lifted, more rejuvenated facial skin. Although the results can’t be guaranteed, most patients achieve a younger, natural-looking appearance without having to undergo surgery.

To learn about your options and how Ultherapy® can help you look and feel younger, schedule your consultation with Dr. Pontell today! You can schedule an appointment by contacting the Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center by calling (610) 688-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.

Procedure: Ultherapy
Before and After - Facelift

Actual Patient of Dr. Pontell

Procedure: Ultherapy
Before and After - Facelift

Actual Patient of Dr. Pontell

Before and After Photos
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