Ultherapy® in New York City
The combination of age, sun damage, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and environmental damage causes the visible skin on the face and neck to weaken, thin, and sag. When this happens, women and men can look much older and worn down than they would like, which can cause them to feel self-conscious about their appearances. To address these age- and lifestyle-related aesthetic concerns, many individuals consider facial enhancement surgery, such as a facelift and/or neck lift.
While these surgical procedures provide lasting facial rejuvenation by reducing (or eliminating) the presence of wrinkles and creases, tightening the skin, and removing excess skin, these procedures do not address every skin concern, and they are more invasive than some patients need for their particular concern.
Patients who experience minimal facial and neck laxity with wrinkles and fine lines, may benefit from a less-invasive option. Ultherapy® is a non-surgical treatment option that can tighten, lift, and tone the skin on your face and neck and, for some, can act as an alternative to facelift surgery.
Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?
New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is dedicated to providing safe, beautiful, and natural-looking results through customized cosmetic procedures. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons personalize your non-invasive, anti-aging procedures based on your desires and needs.
What Are the Benefits of Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® uses high-intensity focused ultrasound technology to help stimulate natural collagen production in the deep layers of your skin, allowing you to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Along with stunning and lasting results, Ultherapy® requires no incisions and little downtime, which means that you can get right back to your fast-paced New York lifestyle without delay.
Ultherapy® is FDA-approved and performed on men and women to:
- Tone and tighten the face, neck, and décolleté
- Stimulate collagen growth
- Act as a non-invasive facelift alternative
Am I a Candidate for Ultherapy®?
At New Look New Life, patients are raving about this new tissue-toning therapy. By stimulating collagen growth, Ultherapy® can help your skin appear firmer and healthier, allowing you to look younger and refreshed. This treatment can reduce the signs of aging by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and laxity. For many, it’s a less expensive yet highly effective alternative to traditional facelift surgery.
Ultherapy® is safe and effective to use on all skin types and can be used on the following areas of the face and body:
Candidates for this procedure are frustrated with the aged appearance of their skin, including mild to moderate laxity and creases. Ideal candidates are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for their results. At your consultation, one of our skilled Ultherapy® specialists will evaluate your skin condition to determine your candidacy.
What Is Discussed During My Ultherapy® Consultation?
As with any cosmetic procedure or treatment, your consultation is the first step to achieving the tighter and more youthful skin appearance you desire. During your consultation, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic frustrations and goals, and your Ultherapy® specialists will evaluate your skin. They will then provide you with a treatment plan to meet those goals.
If ultrasound therapy can provide the results you desire, they will help you schedule your procedure. Your Ultherapy® provider will answer any questions you may have about your treatment and give you instructions to follow before your appointment.
If you think you may be a candidate for Ultherapy®, contact New Look New Life Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.
How Is Ultherapy® Performed?
Our specialist will apply ultrasound gel to the treatment areas. Once the gel is applied, your specialist will move the Ultherapy® device over the treatment area to deliver ultrasound waves deep into your skin.
The ultrasound energy promotes collagen production beneath the skin’s surface, which tones and tightens the skin of your face and neck. This is effective because collagen is a natural protein in the body that strengthens and tightens the skin while providing significant structural support.
While every treatment is different, most Ultherapy® treatment sessions are finished in under one hour, and most patients can return to their normal, daily activities without missing a step. Another benefit to Ultherapy® is that most patients require only one treatment session to achieve the results they are looking for.
It is important to note that Ultherapy® does not physically move or reshape the skin like a facelift procedure. Instead, it helps the skin to tighten in a more youthful way.
What Are Your Concerns?
What Is My Ultherapy® Recovery Like?
In addition to some discomfort, you may notice some slight swelling, bruising, or redness; however, this should subside in a day or two. You may resume your normal activities within an hour or two after walking out of our office.
Some patients have described minor muscle tenderness in the face that can last up to a week. Most patients require no downtime after their treatment session and are able to return to their normal activities immediately following their treatment.
Our cosmetic surgeons provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers. You can reach them at any time during your recovery if necessary.
Is Ultherapy® Painful?
Although many patients report that Ultherapy® is manageable, you may experience some warmth on the skin during your treatment as well as some post-treatment discomfort. This will dissipate shortly; over-the-counter medication can be taken and cold compresses can be used to alleviate discomfort.
Will Ultherapy® Leave Scars?
This is not cosmetic surgery, and no incisions are used. Therefore, there will be no scarring.
How Soon Will I See Results From Ultherapy®?
Many patients have reported skin improvements within hours of treatment. The full benefits of your session may take a few months to develop. Your face will continue to look younger and brighter as the new collagen is restored. Wrinkles and fine lines will continue to fade, and your skin will tighten gradually. Skin improvement can continue for up to six months after treatment as collagen continues to develop.
The results of ultrasound therapy can be significant, with many patients experiencing increased skin vitality and a more youthful and firm facial appearance. Along with the physical benefits, you can look forward to feeling more confident and comfortable with the appearance of your skin.
How Much Does Ultherapy® Cost in New York?
At New Look New Life, ultrasound therapy starts as low as $1,000. The cost of your Ultherapy® will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility fees, and your follow-up visits. As each procedure is customized to meet your needs, pricing can vary. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation.
We offer financing options through CareCredit® to assist you in paying for your Ultherapy® if you desire.
Can I Combine My Ultherapy® Other Procedures?
While Ultherapy® can address skin laxity, it does not resurface the skin, correct hyperpigmentation or other tone concerns, or restore facial volume. Because of this, this treatment is commonly combined with additional non-surgical therapies. Combining Ultherapy® with other non-surgical treatments can help you achieve a more complete and dramatic improvement (especially on the face).
Other facial rejuvenating options available at New Look New Life include:
At New Look New Life, our cosmetic surgeons also perform facial surgery, including:
How should I prepare for Ultherapy®?
There is little preparation required before an ultrasound therapy appointment. You should wash the treatment area 24 hours before your appointment.
If necessary, your board-certified cosmetic surgeon may prescribe medication for you to take before treatment to ease discomfort. However, this is rarely needed.
What are the risks associated with Ultherapy®?
As with any cosmetic procedure or treatment, risks and complications are possible, but they are extremely rare. Ultherapy® is not associated with any significant risks, but short-term side effects may include:
- Swelling in the treated area
- Tenderness, especially of the facial muscles
- Tingling, usually a reaction to the therapy stimulating nerves in the face
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call their cosmetic surgeon’s cell phone immediately.
Are my Ultherapy® results permanent?
Many patients enjoy the benefits of their Ultherapy® treatment for up to one year. As your skin continues to age, you may opt for repeated treatments to encourage new collagen growth. Patients who undergo annual treatments can continue to enjoy the benefits of ultrasound therapy effectively indefinitely. Along with annual treatments, maintaining a healthy lifestyle of a balanced diet, regular exercise, and good skin care routine can allow you to prolong your stunning results. It is also important to wear sunscreen when outside and to limit direct sun exposure as much as you can.
How is Ultherapy® different from laser treatments?
Both laser treatments and Ultherapy® can be effectively used to stimulate collagen production in the skin. However, laser treatments tend to target the upper layers of the skin, while ultrasound therapy penetrates into the lower layers. Additionally, unlike many laser treatments, ultrasound is not ablative, meaning that the top layer of skin will not be damaged, and, therefore, will not peel afterward.