Using Ultrasound Technology for Beauty—Introducing Ultherapy

With no surgery or downtime required, Ultherapy stimulates the body's natural collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to deeper layers of the skin. This innovative treatment effectively addresses sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, resulting in gradual yet noticeable improvements that provide a youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Klausner's expertise ensures that each Ultherapy session is tailored to the individual's unique needs, offering a safe and efficient way to achieve firmer and tighter skin without surgical intervention.

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Ultherapy: The Procedure

As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows Ultherapy specialist Dr. Klausner to plan where the energy will be directed. This tiny applicator delivers low levels of focused heat to specific depths below the skin surface. The concentrated power will stimulate new collagen to tighten the skin while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. Your skin’s response to the energy is the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming will occur, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.

The Ultherapy Difference: Comparing Ultherapy to Other Treatments

Ultherapy is the only nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to visualize levels below the skin's surface and specifically targets the deep foundational layer of tissue doctors address in surgery. The ability to treat the skin and its underlying support very precisely helps ensure safe and satisfying results with no downtime.

The Benefits of Ultherapy

Excess skin can cause problems with your appearance, but not everyone is a candidate for invasive plastic surgery. Ultherapy helps to restore firmness and definition to the face and neck without surgery. Here are some reasons to consider Ultherapy with our experienced team:

  • Quick and easy procedure: Ultherapy treatments are fast and safe, only taking about 30-60 minutes of your time.
  • Long-lasting results: Ultherapy is designed to kickstart the body’s natural regenerative processes to help you maintain a refreshed look.
  • Natural-looking outcomes: Since no incisions are necessary, you won’t be left with any visible scarring or dramatic changes to your appearance.
  • No downtime: Unlike surgery, no recovery period is needed after Ultherapy, which means you can get back to your busy schedule right away.

The Procedure: What to Expect During Your Ultherapy Treatment

During an Ultherapy procedure with Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner, focused ultrasound energy is precisely delivered to targeted areas beneath the skin's surface. This energy triggers the body's natural regenerative process, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. The procedure is well-tolerated by most patients, who may experience mild discomfort during the treatment as the ultrasound energy is delivered.

The length of the process varies depending on the area being treated, with sessions typically lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Dr. Klausner's expertise ensures that the energy is directed precisely to the areas that require lifting and tightening, resulting in gradual and natural-looking improvements over the following months as new collagen is produced.

There can be some discomfort while the energy is delivered, but it is temporary. Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, and Dr. Klausner will discuss options for making the experience as pleasant as possible. Patients typically leave our Manhattan office comfortable and excited, anticipating the benefits to come.

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Recovering From Your Ultherapy Treatment

After your Ultherapy procedure, you will be able to return to your normal activities right away. Your skin may appear flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours. It is common to experience slight swelling for a few days following the procedure or a bruise-like sensation to the touch for a few weeks. These are mild and temporary symptoms that shouldn’t require pain medication. Bruising occurs infrequently and is typically minor and temporary. Occasionally, there is a sensation of slight numbness in a focal area, which is also temporary.

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Results: What You Can Expect After Receiving Ultherapy

Results are typically seen after just one treatment; however, the effects will build gradually over 3-6 months. Further improvements can even appear after up to six months following the procedure. Some patients may benefit from more than one treatment. When you begin treatment, the degree of laxity of your skin will dictate how many treatments might be necessary to yield the desired result. Further, some patients may consider Ultherapy before or after a facelift or mini facelift to improve the elasticity and quality of the skin.

Visible effects include lifting and toning of sagging skin. In the FDA clinical trial for Ultherapy, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable and significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid and a more open, youthful look to the eyes overall. Patients reported firmer, lifted skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. An added bonus is the invisible result of the procedure: the creation of new collagen, which can help to slow down the rate of future skin aging.

Who Should Consider Ultherapy?

A good candidate for our Ultherapy in New York City and Manhattan is someone with skin that has relaxed to the point of looking or feeling less firm. For instance, a lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids is often the first sign of maturing skin. While it does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those not ready for surgery and for younger individuals who might have early hereditary skin laxity involving the jawline and neck. Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is an industry leader in Ultherapy for the New York City Metropolitan area. Reach out today and schedule your consultation with the Klausner Institute, and Dr. Klausner will help you determine if Ultherapy is right for you.

Who should avoid Ultherapy treatment?

You should not have Ultherapy if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a bleeding disorder, or have certain autoimmune diseases. Patients with open wounds or implants in the treatment area are also not qualified for treatment. Dr. Klausner can perform a complete health evaluation during a consultation to determine if Ultherapy treatment will be safe and effective for you.

Can Ultherapy replace a facelift?

Ultherapy is not a replacement for surgery but is more suited for patients looking to tighten mild to moderate loose skin of the face and neck for subtle and natural results. A facelift may be a better option for people with severe sagging or hanging skin. However, Ultherapy patients do enjoy lasting outcomes without downtime or an extended recovery period.

How much does Ultherapy cost?

Ultherapy varies in price according to the treatment area and number of sessions needed to achieve results. Other factors may impact your overall cost as well. Our administrative team at our Manhattan office can provide you with an accurate estimate and easy financing options so you can comfortably afford to restore your appearance through Ultherapy.

How can I prepare for Ultherapy?

Prior to your Ultherapy appointment, you should avoid excessive sun exposure, tanning beds, intense or harsh skin peels, and laser resurfacing procedures for several weeks. This gives new skin cells time to heal and regenerate so you can get the best results possible. Please inform our team if you take any medications that affect skin sensitivity.

Why choose Dr. Klausner for your Ultherapy treatment?

Dr. Klausner and her team have provided New York residents with the most advanced treatments in aesthetics and anti-aging for years. With our extensive training and experience, we are confident we can give you the best possible outcome and ensure a safe, personalized experience. Contact us to learn how we can help you get the results you want with Ultherapy.

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Ultherapy Frequently Asked Questions

Any remaining questions you have may be found below. Contact us or schedule a consultation for all other inquiries—we would love to hear from you.

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