Changes in skin elasticity can happen as a result of many influences, from the natural aging process to genetic inheritance, sun damage to fatigue. Firming the skin can be achieved through a number of methods, including surgery. However, if you prefer a noninvasive skin tightening treatment, Ultherapy may be able to help you. Dr. Neal Goldberg, our board-certified plastic surgeon, offers this innovative approach alongside a comprehensive selection of surgical and non-surgical procedures at our state-of-the-art practice. During your initial consultation, he can help you determine if Ultherapy can aid in achieving your goals.
What Is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin tightening technology that uses high-intensity-focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy to deliver heat into the treatment area, causing the skin to firm up and appear more youthful. The ultrasonic waves are able to penetrate deep into the skin’s foundation without causing harm to the surrounding tissues, stimulating collagen production and leading to cell turnover. After a short period of time, the treated region firms, tightens, and experiences a subtle but noticeable lift.
What Concerns Can Ultherapy® Treat?
Ultherapy is designed to firm skin and improve elasticity on the face, jawline, neck, and décolletage. This process can also minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent exacerbation of many other common signs of aging. The amount of collagen the skin produces tends to diminish over time, causing a number of effects. By boosting collagen production and encouraging cell turnover, the “clock” can be slowed down.
How Does Ultherapy® Work?
During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your areas of concern and discuss your goals. You will then be prepared for treatment. The Ultherapy wand will be gently drawn across targeted areas, and the energy will be customized to suit your unique needs and desired outcome. Treatment typically takes between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on how many areas you wish to address, the size of each one, and other considerations. Some minor redness in the treatment location is expected, and this effect should quickly fade. Most patients can return to their normal schedule immediately.
When Will I See Ultherapy® Results?
Some initial effects may be noticeable after a few weeks, with continued improvement for the next few months. Final results can be seen after about 90 days. Patients may benefits from having follow-up treatments to achieve more comprehensive skin tightening, and we can discuss this option with you at your first appointment.
How Much Does Ultherapy® Cost?
We personalize each treatment plan to best suit you. As a result, the price of Ultherapy may be different for you than for someone else. We want you to feel comfortable and confident about your cosmetic program, and we will review the estimated cost of your procedure with you in full prior to beginning. If you would like to consider plastic surgery financing for your Ultherapy treatment, we work with a number of reputable lenders and can provide guidance as needed.
Ready to rejuvenate your face, neck, and/or chest? Contact our practice to schedule a consultation and find out if Ultherapy can help you look and feel your best.