Ultherapy is an FDA approved non-surgical facial skin tightening procedure for firming and improving the tone of your skin without any downtime. Ultherapy is offered in our Bergen County, NJ practice.
It is often referred to as Ultherapy facelift or Ultherapy for neck. It is the only skin tightening procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to allow the surgeon to see the layers of tissue.
Ultherapy accurately targets and deposits the ultrasound energy precisely where it will be most effective.
ULTHERAPY IN DEPTH
by Bruce Freund, D.D.S.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to strengthen the skin from the inside out, in a completely non-invasive way. After just one treatment, with no downtime, your skin will gradually reflect a more refreshed, uplifting appearance. Ultherapy is the only nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedure that can specifically target and strengthen the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery. The ability to treat not just the skin but also its underlying support helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results, with no downtime.
Ultherapy is not a laser treatment. Rather, Ultherapy uses ultrasonic waves that travel through the skin to the exact area where the skin tightening occurs, without harming the outer layer of the skin. Ultherapy lifts, tightens, and tones loose skin on the face, neck, and under the chin to counteract the effects of time and gravity. Ultherapy works by gently heating the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
Many patients receive good clinical results with a single treatment, though some people who have a fair amount of laxity may benefit from more than one treatment. After one Ultherapy treatment, the regenerative process begins. The full effect builds gradually over the course of two to three months. Visible effects include a lifting and toning of loose skin. One of the first effects of gravity is that the brows descend, and the eyes start to appear smaller. Ultherapy will lift the brow, which in turn reduces the excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes and gives a more refreshed appearance.
Ultherapy can help you lift, tone and tighten the skin on your brow, neck and under your chin without undergoing surgery. During this 60-90 minute procedure, ultrasound energy is used to stimulate the deep structural support layers of your skin, causing your body’s natural healing process to kick in and create new, elastic collagen. The regenerative process begins right away and you may notice an immediate “boost” or lifting of the skin. Your results will build gradually over a period of two to three months, with continued improvement for up to six months. If you are seeking a facelift without surgery, then Ultherapy is a treatment option worth exploring.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ULTHERAPY?
Ultherapy is an ideal treatment option for someone with skin that has become lax to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. Optimal candidates are between the ages of 30 and 65 with mild to moderate skin laxity.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
Most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. The skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours. Patients may experience a very mild skin flush within an hour of Ultherapy skin tightening treatment, but any redness typically will disappear within a few hours. You may apply makeup immediately afterwards and return to normal activity right after your Ultherapy treatment. A major advantage of Ultherapy is that it can produce compelling changes in one session, free of pain, thus allowing you to immediately resume your regular routine.
IS ULTHERAPY SAFE?
Ultherapy treatment is ultrasound energy that has been used in the medical imaging field for over half a century. Clinical studies have confirmed its safety. Ultherapy has been approved by the FDA for facial skin tightening treatments and facial rejuvenation.