As you age, the skin beneath your chin and in areas around your neck and brows can develop laxity and begin to droop and sag. These changes are perfectly natural, but they can add years to your appearance. While a facelift or brow lift can be extremely effective for correcting skin laxity on the face, you now have a non-surgical option: Ultherapy. Offered at our Albany practice, this non-invasive skin-rejuvenation treatment stimulates the body's innate ability to heal by applying ultrasound energy. Ultherapy helps tone your skin in these critical areas, creating a more youthful appearance without surgery.
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Ultherapy applies safe ultrasound energy to these delicate areas of the face to promote skin rejuvenation. The energy from the Ultherapy handpiece harmlessly bypasses the skin's surface to stimulate the growth of collagen in the underlying tissues – the same tissues that are normally addressed by a surgical facelift.
Because collagen is one of the keys to healthy, toned skin, the treated areas will gradually become smoother and regain youthful elasticity as your body produces more collagen. As a result, the face you see in the mirror will appear healthier and younger than before.
Ultherapy is the first of its kind – an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment to rejuvenate and lift the skin on your face and neck. Treatments can result in tighter, more toned skin beneath the chin and on the jawline, brow and neck. Ultherapy requires no injection of foreign materials, no incisions and no downtime.
In preparation for your procedure, the skin in the areas to be treated will be cleansed and then covered with ultrasound gel. The Ultherapy handpiece will then be used to apply ultrasound energy to the targeted areas.
The amount of discomfort, if any, during an Ultherapy procedure varies depending on the depth and location of the treatment. The duration of your Ultherapy session will vary depending on the size of the area being treated, but most Ultherapy sessions range from 45 to 90 minutes.
You can return to your daily activities immediately following your Ultherapy session. You may notice some redness, which will dissipate within a few hours. Many Ultherapy patients notice mild swelling and some tingling and sensitivity for a few days. Other temporary symptoms, such as numbness and bruising, are possible but uncommon.
Results appear gradually during the months following treatment as your body produces more collagen. While the changes will not be as pronounced as those created by surgery, most patients will experience subtle, natural-looking improvement as their face and neck become smoother, firmer and more youthful in appearance.