If summer days by the pool or at the shore have started to take a toll on your complexion, we have a quick, convenient solution for you. New York Group for Plastic Surgery is one of the first in the area to offer Ultherapy, the non-surgical lift procedure that reverses signs of aging and sun damage on your skin. In just one outpatient treatment, you will see your skin get firmer, smoother and sport a healthy glow. Check out these facts about the newest lift procedure to decide if Ultherapy might be the right treatment for you.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the first and only device approved by the FDA to lift and tighten skin without surgery. The treatment works deeply into the underlying dermal layers, stimulating the production of collagen. Collagen is a substance that helps skin maintain its youthful appearance in our young adult years, but levels decline as we age. Less collagen creates skin laxity and wrinkles over time. Restoring those levels is an essential element in a successful anti-aging treatment.
Ultherapy works in the same dermal and tissue layers as a surgical facelift, allowing it to offer similar results on a subtle scale. If your aging symptoms are severe, surgery may still be the best option for you to produce the full results you want. However, our patients with mild to moderate skin laxity find Ultherapy offers very satisfying results without using anesthesia, incisions or recovery time. It can also be combined with other cosmetic treatment or even used after surgical procedures to enhance your results further.
Safe and Proven: The Power of Ultrasound Technology
The secret behind Ultherapy’s success is targeted ultrasound energy. Ultrasound has been used in the medical industry for decades for a variety of purposes, so it has a track record of safety. When employed in the cosmetic industry, ultrasound also offers different benefits. During an Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound imaging is used to pinpoint the tissue depth where the procedure will have the greatest effect. The targeted ultrasound energy is then delivered to that precise area, tightening and stimulating the tissue to create a more youthful appearance.
Areas Treated with Ultherapy
The FDA first approved Ultherapy to lift and firm the skin around the brow, under the chin, and on the neck. When used on the upper face, the procedure lifts the skin on the forehead to open up the eyes and refresh the appearance. It is a popular choice for underneath the jawline, where it eliminates the double chin that frequently develops as a part of the aging process. Finally, neck wrinkles and the turkey wattle that often appears in the front of the neck as skin begins to loosen can also be effectively reduced.
With great success in treating these areas, Ultherapy has now been approved to improve the appearance of the skin on the décolletage as well, firming the area and smoothing away fine lines that commonly form. This is another area where damage can occur because of the aging process and sun exposure. By restoring this area, women can return to wearing some of their favorite low-cut clothing with confidence.
Quick Procedure, Long-Lasting Results
Ultherapy is an outpatient procedure that does not take long to complete. Patients addressing the full face will be finished within about one hour, while smaller treatment areas may take as little as 30 minutes. After your treatment, you may experience a few side effects like skin redness, tenderness and tingling. Mild swelling is also reported by many of our patients. Most of these side effects will subside within a few hours of your procedure and should not be significant enough to keep you from your daily activities.
Greet a New Season with a New Look
While your skin may feel somewhat tighter and smoother immediately following your Ultherapy treatment, the real results will appear more gradually. In the weeks after your treatment, as collagen production begins to increase in the underlying dermal structure, your skin will become firmer, and definition to areas like the jawline will be restored. You might also notice some of your facial creases will become smoother and less prominent.
Most of our patients achieve their full results after just one Ultherapy treatment session, although a few will schedule a subsequent appointment a few weeks later to produce even more dramatic results. Your more youthful appearance will continue for up to one year after your treatment before signs of aging begin to creep in once more. We recommend patients schedule a touch-up treatment every year or so to maintain their more vibrant look and their healthy glow.
If summer weather has aged your skin, we have a solution that won’t interfere with your end-of-season fun. Contact New York Group for Plastic Surgery at one of our four offices: New York City at 855-337-3063, Tarrytown at 914-366-6139 or Goshen at 845-294-2018. We can provide you with more information about the benefits of Ultherapy and help you determine whether the treatment is a good choice for you.