Ultherapy®: Lift and Tighten Your Skin with the Power of Ultrasound
Want a startling experience? Stand in front of your mirror and relax your face. Now use your fingers to gently move your forehead skin up; don’t overdo it. See how much more alert and awake – and younger – you look? That’s the effect a brow lift can have, and that’s why it’s one of today’s most popular types of facial cosmetic procedures. Now do the same thing with your neck and chin. See how just a little more tautness can vastly affect your appearance?
A full facelift can achieve those effects and more; but that’s the problem – most people looking for a more refreshed appearance don’t need (or want) “more.” They want “just enough.” They want to look younger and more alert and refreshed, but not in a startlingly noticeable way.
It used to be the only way to get that kind of youthful appearance was with surgery – either a full facelift or an equally invasive partial lift, neck lift or brow lift. But now, there’s a different approach called Ultherapy® that can help you get the younger, rejuvenated appearance you want without the risks, complications or costs associated with extensive surgeries.
Ultherapy® is noninvasive, which means there are no incisions. As a result, there are far fewer risks and a far quicker and more comfortable recovery period. It works by using ultrasound waves to stimulate the body’s own natural healing processes to encourage the development of new collagen.
The approach uses a handheld device to send ultrasound waves deep into the skin’s tissues, bypassing the upper layers of the skin to stimulate the same deeper layers of tissue that are accessed during a traditional facelift procedure. But rather than simply stretching the skin and muscle and suturing it in place to create tautness, Ultherapy® strengthens skin by helping it generate new collagen to provide support, fullness and resilience and help your skin look more toned, refreshed and younger.
The Ultherapy® procedure only takes about 60 to 90 minutes to complete, and because it’s an outpatient procedure, you don’t have to interrupt your busy life to schedule a prolonged hospitalization or recovery period.
Most patients report some initial results immediately after the procedure, but because the procedure works on helping your skin become healthier, stronger and more resilient over time, you’ll continue to see improvements for several months following treatment. Once your procedure is completed, you’ll probably also notice some slight redness in the treatment area and you may also experience minor and temporary swelling or tenderness, all of which should resolve within a few hours.
No, Ultherapy® can’t produce the same results as a facelift or other invasive surgery; but it’s an ideal solution for women and men who want a subtler approach to looking more youthful.
Ultherapy® has been FDA approved for treatment of the brow, neck and chin, providing patients with an overall tighter, firmer, more toned appearance at a fraction of the cost of more invasive approaches. If you’d like to learn more about Ultherapy® and how it can help you look better and feel better and more confident about your appearance, give us a call today at 212-772-7242 to set up an evaluation and consultation.