Ultherapy FAQ’s

Ultherapy FAQ’s

Ultherapy FAQ's

Christie Brinkley is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Even at 63, she has managed to maintain a fresh and youthful appearance.

So, what’s her secret? Ultherapy!

Christie recently revealed that in addition to a healthy diet and regular exercise, she undergoes non-invasive skin tightening with Ultherapy.

If you’re bothered by sagging, jowls, and want to rejuvenate your skin, continue reading to learn all about Ultherapy in Gramercy.

What Is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment designed to lift skin on the neck, chin, brow, and décolletage.

For many women and men, the procedure is an excellent alternative to a facelift and well-suited for the correction of mild to moderate skin laxity, wrinkles, and lines.

How Does Ultherapy Work?

Using focused ultrasound energy, Ultherapy precisely and deeply heats tissue to create controlled thermal damage.

As a result, the treatment stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin and restores youthful structure to the skin.

What Are the Benefits of Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is unique in its ability to penetrate up to 4.5mm beneath the surface and reach the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) – the skin’s foundational layer.

Prior to Ultherapy, this layer was only accessible during a surgical facelift, since non-invasive modalities are typically limited to treating the dermis < 3mm.

It also employs ultrasound imaging to visualize skin layers and precisely target delivery energy to areas in need of repair.

How Long Does Ultherapy Take?

Depending on the number of treatment areas, Ultherapy typically takes between 45-60 minutes. It’s performed in an office-setting and doesn’t require incisions, general anesthesia, or downtime.

When Can I See Results?

Patients often say that they can note contracture in the treatment area right away. However, optimal lifting, tightening, and firming will take place in the next three-to-six months, as new collagen boosts and strengthens areas of laxity.

How Many Ultherapy Treatments Will I Need?

Typically, patients need only one Ultherapy treatment to achieve desired lifting effects.

How Long Do Results Last?

While Ultherapy results can vary from patient to patient, most individuals can enjoy treatment benefits from one-and-a-half-to-two years. After this time, they will require additional sessions in order to maintain skin’s elasticity and firmness.

If you are considering Ultherapy or would like to know the answers to more frequently asked questions, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation.

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