Skin Tightening in New Jersey
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What is Ultherapy®?
*Actual patients. Results may vary and are not guaranteed.
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Using ultrasound energy, Ultherapy® treatment lifts and tightens skin on the face, neck, and chest. Ultherapy treatment works on the deep layers of tissue usually targeted during a facelift or neck lift, but leaves surface skin alone. By heating tissue with sound waves, collagen production increases, resulting in younger-looking skin. According to its manufacturer, Ulthera, Inc., Ultherapy® treatment “is the only noninvasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, chin and brow.” Ultherapy® can now be used to reduce wrinkles on the décolleté.
What can I expect during treatment?
During Ultherapy® treatment, which is performed in our office, the skin is cleansed, and ultrasound gel is applied to the target area. The Ultherapy® handpiece is placed on the skin, delivering low-level focused heat as it moves over the target area. Mild discomfort may be experienced as the heat is delivered beneath the skin. Discomfort levels vary from patient to patient, and on the area being treated. Treatment “lifts” the brow reduces excess skin on the eyelids, making the eyes look more open. Other treatments can lift and tighten sagging skin on the neck and under the chin reducing a double chin or “turkey-gobbler.”
How long does the treatment take?
It takes 60 to 90 minutes to treat the entire face and neck; a partial face or brow treatment usually takes 30 minutes.
How soon after Ultherapy® will I see results?
It takes time for the body to heal the microtrauma caused by the ultrasound Ultherapy® treatment and that results in collagen growth and tightening. Results, however, vary from patient to patient, and on the condition and quality of the skin being treated. Although some patients may see immediate improvement, results of Ultherapy® treatment are usually apparent within 2 to 3 months, during which old collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. At 6-9 months, full benefits are attained. It is possible for results to last up to a year, sometimes longer*.
This 54 year old female was looking to tighten her lower face and reduce her jowls. The patient consulted with Dr. Rebecca Baxt who recommended Ultherapy® to the patient’s lower face for skin tightening and anti-aging. The results are 6 months after the patients first treatment.
How many Ultherapy® treatments will I need?
We will perform one treatment and wait at least 6 months to determine if another is needed. Most patients need only one treatment, but those with significant issues may require more. Many of our patients like to do Ultherapy® once a year or once every 2-3 years to help keep their skin tight and reduce any aging.
Can Ultherapy® be performed instead of a surgical facelift?
No, Ultherapy is not a facelift. We have board certified dermatologists here and we often do simultaneous consultations. Ultherapy® treatment is not a substitute for a surgical facelift, but is an option for those not interested in or ready for surgery. We can give you an honest answer as to what procedure or treatment can best help you achieve your goals.
Ultherapy® Side Effects
Side effects of Ultherapy® treatment are usually minor and temporary, and limited to the treatment area*. Side effects include:
- Slight redness
- Slight swelling
- Rarely bruising
What happens after treatment?
Results may vary on different patients.
After Ultherapy® treatment, you can go straight home. There can be some mild redness and swelling, and rare bruising. The area that was treated can be sore and slightly numb to the touch for a few weeks afterwards.
Am I a good candidate?
Ultherapy is FDA approved for skin tightening on the face and neck and chest. It works well to tighten skin. We are very honest with our Ultherapy® consultations, and if we think Ultherapy® will not work, we won’t do it and we would recommend a plastic surgery consultation. Good candidates are looking for a small lifting, subtle, natural results. Ultherapy® is a great antiaging treatment for all skin colors and types.
Schedule A Consultation at BAXT CosMedical®
If you are interested in Ultherapy® treatment, contact our office at (201) 265-1300 to schedule a consultation.
*Results may vary for different patients and are not guaranteed.
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Rebecca Baxt, M.D., M.B.A, F.A.A.D.
Cosmetic & Medical Dermatology Office in Bergen County, NJ / Paramus, NJ