What is Ultherapy?
Stand firm in the face of gravity – with Ultherapy™
Ultherapy™ is an exciting new cosmetic procedure for lifting loose skin on the face and neck without the need for surgery. Ultherapy™ uses ultrasound energy, a technology that has been trusted by expectant mothers for decades, and it is the only energy-based aesthetic procedure that has been FDA-cleared for non-invasive lifting. This simple, non-invasive procedure strengthens the skin from the inside out with no downtime. After just one or two treatments the skin will gradually reflect a more lifted and refreshed appearance.
Manhattan facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip J. Miller is pleased to be among the first in the area to offer the new Ultherapy™ procedure for lifting and toning loose, lax skin. “We are excited to offer this simple, 30-45 minute procedure to our patients seeking an entry-level cosmetic procedure for countering the effects of gravity on the skin. Ultherapy™ allows us to reach the deeper support structures of the skin just as with a surgical facelift but without disturbing the skin’s surface. Furthermore, out patients love that there is no downtime and that they can immediately resume their normal activities.”
Ultherapy™ is unique in that it allows the physician to actually see the layers of skin in order to plan where the ultrasound energy is delivered. When the ultrasound energy is applied, the body’s natural response mechanism to replace tired, old collagen with fresh, new collagen is triggered. Results can be seen immediately with continued improvement occurring over the next two to three months as the newer, stronger collagen continues to form. The effects of Ultherapy™ last one year or more.
Ultherapy™ is an ideal treatment for men and women with mild to moderate skin laxity. It can be particularly effective in treating a drooping brow for a more ‘open’ appearance to the eyes and a more refreshed look overall. In fact, clinical studies with Ultherapy™ have shown consistent lifting of the brow after just one treatment. Ultherapy™ has also been shown to soften the creases around the nose and mouth, create a generally firmer skin feel, and produce a slimmer, more youthful look around the cheeks and neck.
Ultherapy™ can also benefit younger patients who are taking a proactive approach to anti-aging and are looking to slow down the clock. This treatment allows them to maintain healthy collagen in order to ‘stay ahead of the game’. It is also a good complementary treatment to other skin rejuvenation procedures which target surface issues.
Ultherapy™ has become a very popular treatment among patients, both young and old, and especially those who are not yet ready logistically, economically or psychologically for surgery. “We have had an excellent response to this procedure. Our patients appreciate that there is no need for anesthesia and that a full face treatment can be completed in as little as 45 minutes. Patients also like the gradual, natural change that occurs over time. In this way, no one needs to know that they have had anything done, just that they look much more refreshed. Ultherapy™ is a truly uplifting experience for our patients, both literally and figuratively.”
Call our office today at (212) 750-7100 to learn more about Ultherapy™ and to schedule a consultation.
Ultherapy™ Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ultherapy™?
Ultherapy™ is a face and neck treatment which uses micro-focused ultrasound for non-invasive tissue lifting of the brow, cheeks and neck. A full face treatment can be completed in under an hour and there is absolutely no downtime.
Is treatment with Ultherapy™ painful?
While pain responses will vary from patient to patient, any pain associated with Ultherapy™ is generally mild. It is often described as a 4 on a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being the most painful.
Will I need to take pain medication?
Most patients do not need to take any pre-medications for their Ultherapy™ treatment. If you prefer to take medication, this can be discussed at your consultation.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment times will vary depending on the area being treated. Small areas can take as little as ten minutes to complete while larger or multiple areas may take an hour.
How soon will I see results?
While this will vary from patient to patient, many patients see immediate results with continued improvement occurring over the next three months following treatment.
Will I need more than one treatment?
Results can often be seen immediately with continued improvement for many months to follow.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime following treatment with Ultherapy™ and patients are able to immediately resume all normal activities.
Will I have any bruising, swelling or redness?
While some slight redness may be present during the first hour after treatment, there is no bruising and little to no swelling.
How long do the results last?
Ultherapy™ slows down the aging process, with results lasting an average of 12-18 months.
How is Ultherapy™ different than Thermage or other laser treatments?
Ultherapy™ is completely unique in that it treats the skin from the inside out. This is not a surface treatment. Instead, it reaches deep into the muscular layer for a more lifted, refreshed appearance.