What is Ultherapy?
Our faces can tell many stories, and while wrinkles might say “experience,” droopiness can say “tired.” Surgery has always been an option but, now there’s Ultherapy, a non-surgical ultrasound treatment for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The beauty of this 30-60 minute face and neck treatment is that it uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore elasticity to the skin and underlying tissue support.
“There was no down- time and the results are very natural…Nobody knows I had anything done. They just know I look better.” – Ultherapy Patient
How does the Ultherapy Procedure Work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects and image onto a screen that allows ultherapy specialist, Dr. Lee Klausner to plan where the energy will be directed. This small applicator delivers low levels of focused heat to specific depths below the skin surface. The focused energy 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 occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
How is this procedure different than other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to visualize levels below the surface of the skin and to specifically target the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery. The ability to treat the skin and its underlying support very precisely, helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results, with no down-time.
What does it feel like?
There can be some discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary. Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, and ultherapy specialist Dr. Lee Klausner will discuss options for making the experience as pleasant as possible. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited anticipating the benefits to come.
What can I expect afterwards?
You are able to return to your normal activities right away. Your skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment but, any redness should disappear within a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days following the procedure or a bruise-like sensation to the touch for a few weeks following the procedure. These are mild and temporary in nature and do not require pain medication. Bruising occurs infrequently and is typically small and temporary. Rarely there is a sensation of slight numbness in a focal area which is also temporary.
Is Ultherapy safe?
Ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with over 50 years of use in the field of medicine, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application.
What kind of results can I expect?
Results will be seen after just one treatment; however, the effect will build gradually over the course of three to six months. Further improvements can even appear after six months following the procedure. Some patients may benefit from more than one treatment. The degree of laxity of your skin when you begin treatment will dictate how many treatments might be necessary to yield a desired result. Further, some patients may consider Ultherapy before or after a facelift/mini-lift in order to improve the elasticity and quality of the skin.
Visible effects include a 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, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. The invisible result from the procedure is the creation of new collagen, which can help to slow down the rate of future skin aging.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, 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 who are not ready for surgery and for younger individuals who might have early hereditary skin laxity involving the jaw line and neck.
Contact an Ultherapy Specialist
Lee Ann Klausner, MD is an ultherapy specialist. Please contact our office with any questions regarding your medical needs or to make an immediate appointment.
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