What is Ulthera ?
Ultherapy is a relatively new non-surgical method to tighten and lift your skin. Previous modes of treatment include fillers, lasers and surgery. They are all still viable methods used today but they are surgical whereas Ultherapy is not. Ultherapy helps skin restore the memory to the tissue underneath in order to tighten and lift the skin. In clinical studies, significant changes were noted in regard to the lifting of the skin. This isn’t a replacement for facelift and other treatments, but it is a replacement for those that want a non-invasive alternative to skin tightening.
How Ulthera Works
Ultherapy utilizes a small device on the skin which emits an ultrasound to reach the skin and tissue beneath your skin. Depending on the handpiece used, we can control the depth of treatment.
It is like a sonogram where an image of the tissue underneath your skin can be seen on a screen. The Ulthera device not only sees underneath the skin but it is also used to deliver heat energy at low levels to tighten and remodel the affected tissue without leaving any negative effects to the surface of your skin.
The reaction to the low levels of ultrasound heat energy causes the skin to contract immediately. The heat energy stimulates your collagen which will refresh itself over time. When the new collagen grows it will gradually tighten the skin, resulting in a natural skin tissue lift.
How Ulthera Differs
This procedure is the only one that employs the use of ultrasound imaging and therapy. By using ultrasound, it allows us to see underneath the skin and then the area we are treating. In addition, in our experience it works far better than previous non-invasive techniques.
With only a single treatment, your collagen is stimulated to grow anew and results can sometimes be seen immediately. For the treatment to fully take effect, it will occur gradually over a period of two to three months. Clinical trials reported results of tighter, firmer, more youthful looking skin. These studies documented changes in appearance that were significant in most patients.
After the procedure, you can return back to work and continue with normal daily activities.
For some people, your skin may look puffy, slightly swollen, or flushed after the treatment, but this should last for only a few hours.
Safety of Ulthera
Ulthera is safe. Ultrasounds have been used for medical purposes for over a half a century and numerous clinical studies have proven that they are safe. Since the fall of 2006 Ultherapy received FDA approval for performing non-surgical lifts using ultrasound technology. Your physician will go over any additional safety concerns that might be relevant at the time of your visit.
What to Expect During Your Ulthera Consultation
During your consultation with an expert dermatologist, it will be discussed whether Ulterapy will meet the needs you are looking for. You will need to provide your medical history, as certain conditions may exclude one’s candidacy for Ulthera. You can then go over the areas that you would like to have treated. Any additional questions you have about your treatment will be fully answered.
This procedure has been shown on The View, Dr. Oz, The Doctors and many other educational programs. To find out if Ulthera is the anti-aging solution for you, schedule a consultation with a board-certified, experienced dermatologist at one of our multiple locations throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Ultherapy is a new non-invasive treatment option that utilizes ultrasound to tighten, tone and lift sagging skin on the face. Many call it the “non surgical facelift” or skin tightening.
Ultherapy can target many areas. The most popular are the brow, neck, jawline, chin and cheeks.
While Ultherapy leaves patients with youthful-looking skin, its results cannot be compared to those of a surgical facelift, which is more aggressive.
Ultherapy specifically targets the collagen-producing layer deep beneath the skin, the same layer that is targeted during a surgical facelift.
You may be a candidate for Ultherapy if you have loose skin on your eyebrows or eyelids but are not yet ready for facelift surgery.
No special preparations are necessary before Ultherapy, although we will offer you several choices the lessen the discomfort of the procedure.
During an Ultherapy session, the skin on your face is cleansed and then the ultrasound handpiece is applied to your face.
Patients may experience some discomfort during Ultherapy, although we offer many ways to lessen the discomfort.
Temporary redness, swelling or tingling may occur after Ultherapy; however, these typically subside quickly.
Ultherapy may begin to produce noticeable results immediately, and most patients see results within 2-3 months.
One Ultherapy treatment is usually enough, although some patients may benefit from additional treatments.
If you are considering Ultherapy, contact our offices today to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. You can also read more about Ultherapy here.