Ultherapy FAQ: Non-Invasive Skin Tightening
FAQ: Everything You Need to KNow about Ultherapy
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for lifting loose or sagging skin on the chin, neck, and brow. Hailed as the non-surgical alternative to a facelift, Ultherapy can improve skin from the inside out using focused ultrasonic energy to lift and tighten skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the décolletage (or low neck line area,) and stimulate the restoration and regeneration of collagen.*¹
What are the benefits of Ultherapy?*
Ultherapy Benefits include:
- Lifts & tightens skin
- Fast results
- Non-invasive, requiring no recovery time
- Restores & rejuvenates collagen
- Safe and FDA approved
- Reduces wrinkles & fine lines of the décolletage
How Does Ultherapy work?
According to clinical studies, Ultherapy utilizes the body’s natural rejuvenation mechanisms to lift and tone sagging or loose skin. It does this by delivering focused ultrasound energy to deep tissues below the skin’s surface. The ultrasound energy can stimulate the body to produce collagen, the protein responsible for lifting and toning skin. Once collagen production is stimulated, skin begins to gradually tighten over a span of several months.*
How does collagen effect the aging of skin?
Collagen is the protein responsible for keeping skin tight, elastic, and toned. When we get older, the collagen in our skin begins to break down and our body becomes less effective at producing new collagen. This results in skin becoming less flexible and less able to bounce back. The structure of the skin also weakens, becoming less resistant to gravity’s pull.
How much does Ultherapy Cost?
Ultherapy cost in NYC depends on the treatment area and the extent of treatment. During your free consultation, your skin care specialist at SKINNEY Medspa will discuss different treatment options and estimate your Ultherapy cost.
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Who is the ideal candidate for this skin tightening?
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Ultherapy is to schedule a free consultation with your local Ultherapy NYC provider. Typically, Ultherapy is ideal for men and women in their 30’s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity manifested in lowered brow lines, sagging or loose skin around the jaw or neck, and wrinkles or fine lines on the chest.*
Ultherapy is also popular among younger adults in their 20’s who want to delay the onset of skin laxity.
What is the Ultherapy Treatment like?
During your Ultherapy Treatment at SKINNEY Medspa, every effort is made to ensure your experience is as pleasant as possible. Once you are seated comfortably, your skincare specialist will mark the treatment area. Ultrasound gel is then applied. Using a hand piece, your specialist will deposit ultrasonic energy below your skin surface.
How long does a treatment take?
Procedure time depends on the treatment area. Skin tightening to the neck and face takes 60 – 90 minutes, while treatment to the chest can be performed in under 30 minutes.*
How is Ultherapy Different from other skin tightening treatments?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for lifting skin on the chin, brow, and neck. It is also the only FDA cleared non-invasive treatment for improving wrinkles and fine lines of the décolletage, or lower neck line area.*
Unlike other skin tightening treatments that use radio frequency, lasers, or surgical incisions, Ultherapy uses ultrasonic energy to bypass the skin’s surface, to heat deep tissue layers of the skin for optimal collagen production.¹
Because Ultherapy targets deep skin layers, it is unlike laser skin tightening which usually focuses on more superficial layers of the skin in order to treat wrinkles, fine lines, uneven pigmentation, etc. Because these two skin tightening treatments target different skin layers, they can be used in conjunction with one another for the ultimate in anti-aging skin care.*
Also, unlike other skin tightening procedures, Ultherapy provides ultrasound imaging, allowing Ultherapy NYC practitioners to see the deep tissues of the treatment area, enhancing the precision, effectiveness and safety of the procedure.¹
Is Ultherapy an Alternative for Eyelid Surgery or blepharoplasty?
Ultherapy is an effective non-surgical treatment for reducing the appearance of aging around the eyes, brow, and eyelids. Ultherapy lifts the brow, which opens the eyes, removes excess skin on the eyelids, smooths the skin of the lower eyelid, reduces upper eyelid sagging, and smooths out the lines and wrinkles around the eyes, known as crow’s feet.
Ultherapy pain: Does treatment hurt?
Most patients do not report pain during the Ultherapy procedure, but comfort level varies by individual. Some patient’s experience mild discomfort when the ultrasound energy is being delivered, stimulating new collagen. Any pain or discomfort is temporary. There is no pain post-treatment. Your Ultherapy NYC specialist at SKINNEY Medspa will strive to ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible.*
When will I begin to see results?
Many patients see skin tightening results after their first treatment, but the majority of skin tightening and skin lifting effects develop gradually over the period of 2 to 3 months. Some patients continue to see improvement in skin laxity for 6 months following an Ultherapy treatment.¹
How long do Ultherapy results last?
The longevity of Ultherapy results are different for each person. Typically, patients enjoy rejuvenated collagen and skin tightening for a year after treatment.¹*
Ultherapy Results: What to expect following treatment:
Within the first week of Ultherapy treatment many patients see some skin lifting and toning and moderate reduction in the appearance of fine lines. Within 1 month of treatment patients continue to see skin lifting and toning. Skin also starts to feel tighter and smoother. Between 3-6 months following treatment, patients continue to see lifting and toning effects. Brow lines elevate, there is less skin sagging, skin texture becomes smoother and skin tones become more even.¹*
Are there any side effects?
The vast majority of SKINNEY Medspa clients experience no side effects associated with treatment. However side effects including redness or flushing, mild swelling, or small areas of bruising or numbness are rare and temporary.¹*
How many treatments are needed?
Many patients are satisfied with the skin tightening results achieved with a single Ultherapy treatment. Some patients may desire additional treatments to address advanced skin laxity or sagging skin. The new collagen stimulated by Ultherapy usually lasts for 12 months, so most patients opt for annual touch ups to maintain the dramatic skin tightening.¹*