. . . and chins and necks, without surgery and with zero downtime. If you like the sound of that, you’ll love FDA-cleared Ultherapy.
Aesthetic medicine is an exciting field that is constantly evolving. I really enjoy bringing the latest techniques to patients at The New York Aesthetic Consultants, including Ultherapy. This procedure uses ultrasound technology to stimulate the body’s own natural healing processes. It lifts and tightens sagging skin in hard to treat areas – under the chin, on the brow, and around the neck.
Safe ultrasound energy has been used in medicine for more than 50 years. You are probably most familiar with it as first image parents see of their new baby. Ultherapy basically uses the same acoustic science to rev up the production of collagen and elastin in your skin, although the energy is more focused than diagnostic ultrasound.
We perform the hour to hour and a half sessions right in our office. You relax while we smooth ultrasound gel over treatment areas. Then a smooth hand piece delivers a controlled dose of ultrasound energy at a precise depth, bypassing the skin’s surface. Treatment is generally well tolerated, but we may recommend an over the counter analgesic or prescription medication if your skin is thin and very sensitive.
That’s it. There’s no downtime and no special care required after treatment. You’ll probably see a boost in the condition of your skin immediately, but the real magic happens gradually. Over the next two to three months skin on the brow, jaw line, under the chin, and on the neck lifts and tightens noticeably. (I like to compare it to the results you get by gradually building muscle tone in the gym.) As your skin becomes more firm, droops and sags resolve, and the appearance of wrinkles diminishes.
In a surgical facelift, underlying muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed. There isn’t a non-invasive treatment that can fully duplicate those results. However, Ultherapy, especially as part of a full facial rejuvenation program, can be a great interim method to postpone the need for facelift indefinitely. I recommend it in combination with neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and laser therapy for a fresh, youthful complexion.