For decades, cosmetic surgery has been considered the only effective way to reverse the damaging effects of time, heredity and sun exposure. But thanks to recent technological breakthroughs, things are surely changing. At Fred R. Himmelstein MD in Downingtown, PA, we proudly offer a groundbreaking anti-aging treatment called Ultherapy. With Ultherapy, you can lift, tone and tighten your skin without the cost, discomfort and downtime associated with cosmetic surgery.
Ultherapy is a revolutionary approach to anti-aging skin care. Safe, natural and completely non-invasive, Ultherapy utilizes the body’s own healing process to lift and tighten loose skin – with no surgery and no downtime. The FDA-cleared Ultherapy device harnesses the power of ultrasound to target and stimulate the skin’s deep structural support system without disturbing the skin’s surface.
If you’re concerned about lines, wrinkles or sagging skin, Ultherapy is the natural choice. Call Fred R. Himmelstein MD today to schedule a consultation and find out whether Ultherapy is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Ultherapy Procedure?
During Ultherapy treatment, which is performed in a physician's 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.
It takes 60 to 90 minutes to treat the entire face and neck; a partial face or brow treatment usually takes 30 minutes.
What are the results of Ultherapy Treatment?
Ultherapy treatment is used on mildly to moderately loose or sagging skin on the face and neck. Results, however, vary from patient to patient, and on the condition and quality of the skin being treated.
Treatment that "lifts" the brow reduces excess skin on the eyelids, making the eyes look more open. Treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin on the neck and under the chin eliminates or reduces a double chin or "turkey-gobbler."
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 months, full benefits are attained. Most patients need only one treatment, but those with significant issues may require more. It is possible for results to last up to a year.
What are the side effects of Ultherapy Treatment?
Side effects of Ultherapy treatment are usually minor and temporary, and limited to the treatment area. Side effects include:
- Slight redness
- Slight swelling
Ultherapy treatment is not a substitute for a surgical facelift, but is an option for those not interested in or ready for surgery.