The FDA has cleared Ultherapy for use in the United States, which means that the non invasive treatment has been determined to be safe for use in humans. In addition, Ultherapy has been used safely in Europe and Asia for several years. The vast majority of people who undergo Ultherapy experience no serious side effects. The most common side effects are mild and include redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the treatment site. These side effects typically resolve within a few days to a week.
In rare cases, more serious side effects have been reported. These include nerve damage, skin burns, and ulcers. However, these side effects are extremely rare and are usually the result of incorrect application of the treatment by an inexperienced provider. When performed by a trained and experienced provider, Ultherapy is a safe and effective treatment with minimal risk of serious side effects.