Ultherapy Treatment on Long Island
Ultherapy is a non-invasive FDA-approved treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chest, chin and brow. It can also address sagging jowls and necklines that have typically required surgery in the past. Ulthera can work in as little as one treatment. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen deep within the skin with virtually no downtime. You can get back to work or even the gym the same day.
Virtual Skin Spa proudly offers Ultherapy at our Long Island and NYC locations.
Ultherapy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
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.
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! Please inquire during your consultation about medications that may be an option prior to your treatment 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.
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.
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.
How Many Treatments Does It Take?
The majority of patients only need one treatment, but some may benefit from more than one treatment. This depends on each individual and how much laxity they have as well as their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process.
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. 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.
What Does Collagen Do?
How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen? 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 affect under the skin. The thermal affect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.