Ultherapy Skin Tightening
Skin loses elasticity as it ages, resulting in drooping, lines and wrinkles. Lower levels of collagen are connected to this loss of firmness in the skin. Inducing a high production of collagen can improve the skin structure and reduce laxity caused by aging. One of the proven ways to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin is with the use of Ultherapy. LM Medical NYC offers Ultherapy skin tightening for a non-surgical lift for the face and body at our clinic in Manhattan.
Skin laxity can make your face and body look older. When skin on the jowls, lower face and neck begins to droop, it is often due to lower levels of collagen. Ultherapy is an FDA-approved skin tightening treatment that can offer a non-surgical option for a facelift. The ultrasound energy can induce higher levels of collagen, gently and naturally tightening and firming the skin. Not only can Ultherapy be used for a non-surgical facelift, but it can also improve the firmness of the skin on the neck, chest and other areas of the body with little to no pain or downtime.
- What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy is a FDA approved, non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the face, neck, chest, abdomen, arms, above the knees. Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime. This is accomplished by stimulating the bodies own collagen.
- What does collagen do? How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen?
Collagen is an innate protein that keeps the skin firm and toned. As we age, collagen breaks down, and the result is a loss of skin strength and elasticity. Ultherapy uses thermal energy to stimulate your body’s own process that produces fresh, new collagen.
- How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that leaves no visible downtime and is the only FDA approved device that stimulates collagen. Our bodies need time to produce new collagen therefore results take up to two to six months. The procedure takes about 30 to 90 minutes.
- How long does it last?
The treatment produces new collagen, but the individual’s natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results. Results, once peaked at 6 months, can last up to a year or longer. It is recommended that patients maintain every six months to yearly.
- What does the Ultherapy treatment feel like?
Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the minor discomfort only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
- Are there any side effects?
The most common side effect is minor redness/flushing that is typically resolved by the time you check out. You may feel sore to touch the days following treatment.
- How many treatments does it take?
Many patients achieve lift and tightening after just one treatment and continue doing a treatment once to twice a year to maintain results.
- Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
Anyone with some degree of laxity or loose skin is a great candidate. We commonly preform this procedure on patients in their 30s. It is also commonly used post-surgical procedures such as facelifts or liposuction to maintain/enhance results.
If you want to look years younger and tighten your skin without surgery, consider the benefits of Ultherapy skin tightening treatments. To learn more about Ultherapy and if it is right for you, contact us at LM Medical NYC to schedule a skin consultation at our clinic in Greenwich Village.