Ultherapy® is one of the top skin tightening solutions for those experiencing fine lines and wrinkles. With age, you may notice that your skin is as not firm as it used to be, and this is because your skin loses its elasticity through processes like aging and sun damage. Aging, for both men and women, means that you may experience sagging of the skin around the eyes, mouth, and neck. Fine lines and wrinkles may also form from the loss of elasticity. At Sutton Place Dermatology, we use the least invasive yet scientifically advanced treatments like Ultherapy® to restore a youthful complexion and firm skin.

What is Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy® is a non-invasive procedure that is FDA-approved to help tighten and firm the skin of the neck, mouth, neckline, and eyes. Ultherapy® uses ultrasound technology to stimulate the healthy creation of collagen and elastin, which are what give your skin its youthful, firm glow. Ultherapy® uses no surgery or needles to help provide results. Most patients experience no discomfort or downtime during or after their procedure. If you are unhappy or self-conscious with the way you look due to aging or other factors that result in your skin losing its firmness, then you may benefit from an Ultherapy® procedure.

Ultherapy® may help visibly reduce:

  • Excess skin around the neck
  • Age lines or sagging around the brow or eyes
  • Some age lines or wrinkling
  • Excess skin around the chin or mouth

What should I expect from an Ultherapy® procedure?

Ultherapy® uses time-tested ultrasound energy to help naturally firm, lift, and tighten excess skin or wrinkling due to aging. As you age, the collagen and elastin of your skin weakens and begins to break down, which causes your skin to become lax and sag. Ultherapy® is scientifically designed to deliver ultrasound energy to the skin from the inside-out with no surgery. The energy from the ultrasound passes through the outer layer of the skin and is delivered directly to the areas experiencing the loss of collagen that is causing the sagging of your skin. Ultherapy® reaches and helps treat the same area of tissue that is treated in a facelift procedure, but it does so without the pain of a scalpel or surgery.

Your skin naturally responds to the energy of the ultrasound and is then prompted to produce new and healthy amounts of collagen and elastin, which can help your problem areas visibly lift, firm, and tighten. While you may see some immediate results, the most impressive and pleasing results usually appear two to three months after your Ultherapy® procedure. Additional improvements and results may even be seen in the six to twelve months following your Ultherapy® procedure.

You can experience the benefits of a tightened, firm neck, a lift of your chin, and even the reduction of hooded eyes without the hassle or discomfort associated with traditional surgeries like a facelift. Most patients experience natural results from Ultherapy® with no toxins, fillers, scalpels, or a need for a recovery period.

Why use an ultrasound with an Ultherapy® procedure?

Ultrasounds have been a vital and trusted medical procedure for more than the past half-century, but with scientific advancements and innovations, ultrasounds have evolved to become even more safe and useful. Ultherapy® has been tested by 500,000 patients and proven to provide safe and effective results in the majority of cases. Ultherapy® uses the energy from an ultrasound to boost the production of new collagen and elastin, which decreases and weakens as you age. With the benefits of ultrasound technology, our dermatologists are able to see each layer of tissue that they are treating to ensure the most successful, safe procedure possible. Ultherapy® is capable of bypassing the epidermis (top layer of skin) to focus the energy on the very cause of your problem that is deep in the facial tissue.

What should I expect before and during my Ultherapy® procedure?

To begin the process of your Ultherapy® procedure, our dermatologists will discuss aspects of your health like your medical history and general health. Our dermatologists will also ask which areas you want to target specifically and will incorporate your personal desires and goals as best as he can in your Ultherapy® procedure. You do not need to follow any regimens or routines prior to your Ultherapy® procedure.

The day of your Ultherapy® procedure, the area being targeted will be thoroughly cleansed prior to the start of your treatment. An ultrasound gel will be applied to the area being treated, and the applicator will then be placed upon your skin to begin your Ultherapy® procedure. It is not uncommon to feel a slight sensation in your facial tissue during your treatment, and this is a normal response that indicates that the ultrasound energy is stimulating the cells that produce collagen and elastin.

How can I learn more about Ultherapy®?

Our dermatologists would be glad to discuss Ultherapy® with you. To request a personal consultation with our dermatologists to discuss Ultherapy®, please request an appointment online or call 212.838.0270.

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