by Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.
We are pleased to announce that our practice is among the first in the area to offer the Ultherapy® procedure, an entirely new and unique type of non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound to lift and tone loose skin without any downtime.
How Ultherapy Works
Unlike other non-invasive procedures, Ultherapy specifically targets the deep foundation below the skin – typically addressed in cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. It ultimately stimulates the body’s own natural collagen-building process to lift the skin over time.
What Can I Expect?
With just one 30- to 60-minute treatment, the lifting process is initiated, but the effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months, as tired collagen is replenished with new, stronger collagen. Further improvements can even appear up to six months following a procedure as this collagen-building process continues.
Is It Right for Me?
Ultherapy is a compelling option for people who have mild to moderate skin laxity as well as those who want to “stay ahead of the game” and those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery. Ultherapy is ideal for those looking for a natural yet noticeable lift!
Find out if Ultherapy is right for you by booking a consultation today:973-692-9300
Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, but there can be some discomfort during Ulthera treatment while the energy is being delivered, which is temporary and a signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. We take measures to make your Ulthera experience as pleasant as possible and patients tell us they leave comfortable and happy given the benefits to come.
Patients treated with Ultherapy® still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but the skin will continue to age. Yearly touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process.
There may be slight redness for a few hours following the Ulthera treatment, and it’s not uncommon to have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch for a few weeks, but these are typically mild and they are temporary in nature. There can be other post-procedural effects after Ultherapy such as bruising and small areas of numbness but these are less common and again, temporary.
Ultherapy® is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound to specifically target the foundational layer of facial tissue that doctors address in surgery. The use of ultrasound in Ultherapy also enables us to actually see the layers of skin we are treating, allowing the energy to be delivered precisely to where it will be most productive.
The ultrasound energy used during Ultherapy has a proven track record, with use in medical imaging for over 50 years. In addition, Ulthera has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and tens of thousands of Ulthera treatments have been performed worldwide without any significant adverse events.
The majority of patients only need one Ulthera treatment, while those with a fair amount of laxity may need more than one treatment. Annual touch-up Ulthera treatments can help slow down the rate of skin aging.
There is a broad range of people who can benefit from Ultherapy®, but typically those in their thirties and older are candidates. While this is not a replacement for surgery, there are many people who want some lifting, in order to look more refreshed and toned but are not ready for surgery (mentally, financially, or logistically). And then there are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effect of surgery.