A Beginner's Guide to Ultherapy

If anti-aging procedures have piqued your interest but you're not sure about surgical procedures, there is a non-surgical option that you may want to check out. Ultherapy might be just what you're looking for. 

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is an outpatient skin tightening procedure that involves no surgery and can offset many common signs of aging. If you struggle with sagging and wrinkles in the face, neck, brow, and chest, this might be the answer! Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to reach the deep layers of your skin and promote collagen production, restoring you to youthful health.

How does Ultherapy work?

Ultherapy uses concentrated ultrasound technology to promote collagen production deep in your skin. At a basic level, it's the same technology as an ultrasound that a pregnant woman may get, only modified to support and stimulate collagen production, which naturally firms and tightens your skin.

What should I do to prepare for Ultherapy?

When you're getting prepared for an Ultherapy session, you won't have to make any special accommodations in your daily routine. You can still do all the same things you're used to doing:

Skip makeup and skincare products on the day of the procedure, as they can interfere with the treatment. Your doctor might also instruct you to take some painkillers or anti-inflammatory meds beforehand. A topical numbing agent is usually applied as well prior to the procedure.  

Does Ultherapy have any side effects?

One of the best aspects of Ultherapy is that there are usually very little to no side effects. Afterward, there may be some mild redness or burning, but this usually subsides in a few hours.

When can I expect results with Ultherapy?

Depending on your body's innate ability to produce collagen, you may start to see progress in as little as three days. Most patients will see improvement in two to three to four months, and the results last as long as your body continues to create collagen. Most patients will enjoy the effects of Ultherapy for about two years, and after that, annual or biannual maintenance treatments may be done. sometimes as long as a year!

Since everyone’s reaction to Ultherapy is different, it's critical to formulate a unique care plan with your dermatologist. Interested in learning more, or have questions? Please feel free to call or e-mail our New York dermatologist offices with any questions. We would love to set you up with an appointment to talk with one of our licensed dermatologists today!

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