Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chest, chin and brow. Even stubborn, sagging jowls and necklines that were once considered so difficult to correct are easily improved with just one Ultherapy treatment. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen deep within the skin with no downtime. You will be back to work, the gym, or social engagements the same day. And the result? Tighter, better-fitting skin…even on the neck!
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“I just had an Ultherapy session at Dr Schlessinger’s office. His staff was extremely thorough and incredibly supportive during the treatment. I was very well taken care of. They did an excellent job. Thank you!” -Lori C.
Ultherapy Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.
How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months. The procedure takes only about an hour or less for most patients, and there is no downtime. It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has some degree of laxity, to the point of looking (and often feeling) less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Loose skin on the neck and under the chin signals a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO IMPROVE THE ELASTICITY OF THEIR SKIN IS A GREAT CANDIDATE FOR AN ULTHERAPY CONSULTATION. While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, physically or financially. There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery. What about treating anatomical regions other than the face? Currently, Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment for the face and neck with a specific clinical indication for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow.
Can Ultherapy replace a facelift?
Ultherapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed it cosmetic surgery. However, it does not duplicate the results of a facelift. If you are not ready for surgery or are looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery, Ultherapy is an excellent alternative.
Does it hurt?
You may experience some discomfort during the relatively short treatment. We can take measures to make your experience as pain-free as possible. Most people tolerate the procedure well and leave our office excited about their new look! During your consultation, please inquire about medication that will help to minimize your discomfort.
How long does it last?
Patients treated with Ultherapy can still see the effects of treatment after a year’s time following the procedure but, of course, your skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen?
Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, know as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. Ultherapy does not involve any creams, fillers, or toxins. This only relies on your body’s own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.
What does collagen do?
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal effect under the skin. The thermal effect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
How long does the treatment take?
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60 to 90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
Will I need to take time off?
There is no downtime for Ultherapy treatments. You can return your normal activities immediately after your procedure without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.
What does the treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
When will I see results?
After your treatment, you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2 to 3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depends on you. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients will only need one treatment. However, based on the degree of the skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual’s collagen-building process, some patients benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep pace with the body’s natural aging process. These factors impact how many treatments it may take to receive your desired results.
Are there any side effects?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch. These are mild and temporary in nature.
How much does it cost?
Patients can expect to pay between $1000 and $5000, depending upon the areas being treated. Schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Schlessinger for a specific quote tailored just for you. Ultherapy meets the demand for something between skin creams and surgery.
Is Ultherapy safe?
Yes. The procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and over 100,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
Can men have it done?
Yes! Both women and men all over are receiving and having great results with Ultherapy.
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