Ultherapy® in Westchester, NY
Alternatives to surgical cosmetic procedures are gaining popularity as more people become interested in less invasive options. One of the best is Ultherapy®, a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that tightens skin and helps to restore more youthful contours. Approved by the FDA, Ultherapy® stimulates collagen and elastin growth to improve the appearance of the face, neck, and chest area.
Am I the Right Candidate for Ultherapy®?
Anyone who is relatively healthy yet unhappy with the sagging, thinning skin that comes with age, is the right candidate for this non-invasive procedure. Timing is important, as Ultherapy® works best as a preventative treatment. Other treatments or procedures, such as facelift or neck lift surgery, may give a better result for those with very sun-damaged or already excessively lax skin. Patients with pre-existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, and cancer, or severe or cystic acne on the face and neck, should be cautious about undergoing Ultherapy®. When in doubt, ask about a consultation with our board-certified cosmetic surgeons, and get all your questions answered.
How Is Ultherapy® Performed?
There is no preparation for Ultherapy® other than removing makeup and cleansing the skin. Your cosmetic doctor or technician will apply ultrasound gel for conduction and use an ultrasound device on the skin of your face and neck. A screen is used to target and track the sound waves. A mild painkiller may be offered as there may be tingling, tightening, or temporary discomfort as different areas are targeted. Treatments can last between 30 and 90 minutes.
What Is Recovery From Ultherapy® Like?
One of the great things patients love about Ultherapy® is the lack of downtime. Once your procedure is over, you can resume your daily schedule immediately. There should be little to no swelling, redness, or bruising, and if there is, they should disappear within 24 to 48 hours. The quick recovery period, the non-invasive nature of the treatment, and the lower price tag make Ultherapy® an appealing alternative to facelift surgery and more aggressive procedures for qualifying patients.
What Results Can I Expect From Ultherapy®?
Results should be visible following a single treatment and can last a year or more. Up to 75 percent of patients who undergo the treatment report significantly tighter, more youthful, and toned-looking skin. Results accumulate over time as the skin starts to regenerate collagen and elastin, the building blocks of a youthful complexion. Repeat treatments can be scheduled periodically to keep aging at bay, but an annual session should suffice.
Interested in Learning More?
If you are looking to improve the skin tone on the face, neck, or chest area, ask your cosmetic doctor about Ultherapy®. Contact the board-certified cosmetic surgeons at Westchester Cosmetic Surgical Arts to learn more about how this non-invasive procedure can restore youthfulness without downtime. Call (914) 295-2662 today or fill out our online contact form.