Ultherapy® is a quick, nonsurgical treatment that will give you tighter skin on your face, neck, and decolletage, as well as beneath your chin and along your jawline. While laser skin tightening treatments target only the surface layer of the skin, Ultherapy® is FDA approved to correct the deeper foundational layers with ultrasound technology, providing the ultimate refreshed and youthful look.
Ultherapy® vs. Thermage®
Ultherapy® holds an advantage over radiofrequency devices like Thermage®, which is also used for skin tightening. Thermage® works by heating and penetrating the surface of the skin in order to reach the deeper layers, while Ultherapy® targets those foundational layers without damaging the surface. Once the ultrasound wave technology is applied, the body responds by producing collagen, a vital protein for skin elasticity and strength. This causes the skin to continue to improve over the next several months as collagen develops, resulting in fewer wrinkles, tighter skin, and improved skin texture. Ultherapy® is the most impactful non-surgical treatment for tightening the deep tissues of the face and neck.
What does Ultherapy® treatment entail?
With Ultherapy®, patients attain more beautiful skin without the use of any needles, knives, or lasers. Only one 45 to 60 minute treatment is needed to begin the gradual skin restoration process. Some improvement can be seen immediately following the procedure, but the majority of the results will manifest within three to six months. This treatment is long lasting, but since it does not stop the aging process altogether, touch-up treatments may be necessary every two to three years. There is no downtime required following an Ultherapy® treatment.
Advantages of Ultherapy®:
- No needles, knives, or lasers are used
- No downtime
- FDA approved to target the same deep layers of skin that are addressed in surgery
- Quick, in-office procedure
- Does not damage the surface of the skin
- Uses acoustic imaging for the most precise application
Potential patients should note that Ultherapy® is not a substitute for surgical procedures, such as a facelift, eyelid lift, or neck lift. Those surgical procedures will address significantly lax skin and can provide a more pronounced result than Ultherapy®. Patients who are not ready for surgery or who have mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkles are the best candidates for an Ultherapy® treatment.
Why Choose Dr. Wise
Dr. Wise exclusively focuses his practice on the face and neck. He will examine you and make a recommendation as to whether you are a good candidate for Ultherapy®. Dr. Wise will consider your personal goals and answer any questions or concerns you have so that he can help choose the best option for you.
If you are interested in Ultherapy® or other procedures for facial revitalization with double-board certified surgeon Dr. Jeffrey B. Wise, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. Please call (973) 305-1400 or fill out our online contact form today for more information.