Ultherapy: Christie Brinkley Opens Up About the Anti-Aging Procedure

Ultherapy: Christie Brinkley Opens Up About the Anti-Aging Procedure

While 64-year-old Christie Brinkley may have won the genetics lottery and maintains a healthy lifestyle, she has also received some assistance in sustaining her forever youthful appearance.

The supermodel reveals that Ultherapy on her neck and chest has helped her to look and feel her best.

With more and more celebrities having this non-invasive treatment and being transparent about their cosmetic work, other individuals have become increasingly aware of their anti-aging options.

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the forehead, eyes, cheeks, chin, neck, and chest.

It uses ultrasound energy to revitalize the skin’s existing structure and stimulate growth of new collagen and elastin.

A Consistent and Customizable Lifting Treatment

This FDA-approved device has undergone rigorous testing to develop a protocol that provides treatment consistency.

Ultherapy is also a highly-customizable procedure and has imaging technology to visualize each patient’s anatomy and existing collagen.

With this information, the provider can select from a number of handpiece transducers that penetrate the skin at depths ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 mm.

Is Ultherapy Painful?

While celebrities like Christie Brinkley and Kathie Lee Gifford promote the treatment’s benefits, many patients also wonder if Ultherapy will hurt.

Reports that it’s highly painful are likely outdated as the treatment protocol has been modified to alleviate patient discomfort and still provide highly effective results.

In addition, plastic surgeons and dermatologist typically offer an oral pain medication 30-40 minutes before the treatment. As a result, patients may experience a mild stinging sensation and warmth during Ultherapy, but most find it quite tolerable.


After Ultherapy, the treatment area may appear slightly red and swollen, and some individuals report a feeling of tightness.

These effects subside over the next five-to-seven days, and all normal activities can be resumed that same day.

Tighter and Firmer Skin Within Six Months

The results of Ultherapy gradually appear over a six-month period. Many patients note that their brows and cheeks seem higher, double chin is greatly diminished, chest is smoother and firmer, and jawline is more structured by the two-month mark.

Another benefit of Ultherapy’s subtle changes is that patients do not look like they have had any work done.

So, it’s completely up to them whether or not they share their experience with the treatment, like Christie Brinkley chose to do, or keep it private.

For additional information about Ultherapy, please contact GlamDerm today to schedule an appointment.

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