Arizona- based medical device company Ulthera won FDA clearance for its ultrasound platform device, which is designed to use the body’s natural healing process to non-invasively lift and tighten loose skin on the neck and under the chin.
The Ulthera System combines ultrasound imaging with focused ultrasound therapy, representing the only energy-based device with an indication to "tighten turkey necks and smooth out double-chins," the company said.
"This latest validation of the Ulthera System and Ultherapy procedure is testament to the results our clinicians report globally," president & CEO Matthew Likens said in prepared remarks. "We know from our customers and their patients that sagging skin under the chin and on the neck is a significant issue. Patient demand for a non-invasive lift on the face and neck with just one treatment and no downtime is well established."
Likens added that this clearance for the neck and under the chin is just 1 in a series of many new clinical indications, and customers can expect to see continued investment by Ulthera to expand their platform technology’s treatment capabilities.
The system received the 1st lift indication for non-invasive eyebrow lift in 2009, according to the press release.