Here are some common queries many of our customers in Westchester County and New York City have had before embarking on an Ultherapy treatment. If you have others, feel free to call our offices and we’ll be happy to address them for you.
What does Ultherapy do?
Ultherapy (another name for Ultrasound Therapy) utilizes micro-focused ultrasound energy to deliver heat deep below the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural renewal of existing collagen and creation of new collagen.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength and ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward.
How is Ultherapy different from laser technology?
Lasers typically address issues in the superficial layers of the skin (i.e., fine lines, wrinkles, and pigment changes). Ultherapy addresses the deep skin layer and the foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery that lifts and lends support to the skin. Therefore, the two technologies are quite compatible!
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. There are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery for a host of reasons.
How long does the treatment take?
A full face and neck treatment takes about 60 minutes, however a partial face treatment can take from 25-45 minutes.
How long until I see results?
Patients may enjoy some initial effect, but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over 2-4 months, as tired collagen is renewed and replaced with new, stronger collagen. Ultherapy is not permanent, however, and yearly touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process.
Is there any downtime?
With Ultherapy, there is virtually no downtime! Your skin may be slightly flushed and swollen immediately after your treatment, but this will reside by the following day or two. You are able to return to your normal activities right away.
How much does Ultherapy cost at Youtherapy?
Depending on the area of treatment, Ultherapy ranges in cost, starting at $750. For more information on if you’re a candidate for treatment, consultations are available with Dr. Greenberg for your convenience.