Ultherapy is a procedure that many people are just learning about for the first time. Naturally, patients are interested in a facial rejuvenation procedure that doesn’t require surgery or injections. In this post, Dr. Bruce Barach, a well-known Albany cosmetic surgeon, answers some frequently asked questions about Ultherapy.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy involves the use of ultrasonic energy to lift and tone loose skin on the face and neck. Sound waves stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, which firms and tightens loose or sagging skin. Ultherapy can be targeted specifically at problem areas to achieve pinpoint results and is faster and less invasive than surgery or injectables.
Can Ultherapy Be More Effective Than a Facelift?
Ultherapy can’t replicate the results of a facelift but is a great option for those that aren’t yet ready to get a facelift procedure. If you have mild to moderately loose or sagging skin, you may be able to achieve a more youthful and refreshed look with Ultherapy.
There are many facial rejuvenation methods to choose from, depending on your skin laxity and desired appearance. If you aren’t sure which option is best for your situation, talk to your plastic surgeon about your cosmetic goals.
How Long Does Ultherapy Take, and How Often Should I Get Ultherapy?
An Ultherapy session will typically take under 90 minutes, with some sessions lasting less than an hour. The exact length will depend on how many areas you want to be treated. Most people will see results after one treatment, as collagen production is stimulated over the next few months. Additional treatments may be necessary for some patients, and touch-up procedures can be used to prolong the effects of Ultherapy.
What Is the Recovery Period after Ultherapy?
Ultherapy does not require any recovery period or downtime. Most patients only experience slight redness of the treated areas, which will subside in a few hours. Patients can immediately resume their normal daily activities after an Ultherapy session.
To learn more about Ultherapy and other facial rejuvenation methods, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Barach today. Contact his Albany, New York plastic surgery practice by calling (518) 346-3125.