Ultherapy® in New York, NY

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What is Ultherapy?

Our faces can tell many stories, and while wrinkles might say “experience,” droopiness can say “tired.” Surgery has always been an option, but now there’s Ultherapy, a nonsurgical ultrasound treatment for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The beauty of this 30 – 60 minute face and neck treatment is that it uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore elasticity to the skin and underlying tissue support. At the Klausner Institute in New York, NY, you can see the results of Ultherapy when performed by the acclaimed Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D.

How does the Ultherapy Procedure Work?

As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows Ultherapy specialist Dr. Klausner to plan where the energy will be directed. This small applicator delivers low levels of focused heat to specific depths below the skin surface. The focused energy will stimulate new collagen to tighten the skin while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed.

Your skin’s response to the energy is the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occur, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.

How is Ultherapy different than other cosmetic procedures?

Ultherapy is the only nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to visualize levels below the surface of the skin and to specifically target the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery. The ability to treat the skin and its underlying support very precisely helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results with no downtime.

What does it feel like?

There can be some discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary. Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, and Ultherapy specialist Dr. Klausner will discuss options for making the experience as pleasant as possible. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited, anticipating the benefits to come.

What can I expect afterward?

You are able to return to your normal activities right away. Your skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days following the procedure or a bruise-like sensation to the touch for a few weeks following the procedure. These are mild and temporary in nature and do not require pain medication. Bruising occurs infrequently and is typically small and temporary. Rarely there is a sensation of slight numbness in a focal area, which is also temporary.

Is Ultherapy Safe?

Ultrasound energy has a proven track record with over 50 years of use in the field of medicine, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application.

What kind of results can I expect?

Results will be seen after just one treatment; however, the effect will build gradually over the course of 3 – 6 months. Further improvements can even appear after six months following the procedure. Some patients may benefit from more than one treatment. The degree of laxity of your skin when you begin treatment will dictate how many treatments might be necessary to yield the desired result. Further, some patients may consider Ultherapy before or after a facelift/mini lift to improve the elasticity and quality of the skin.

Visible effects include lifting and toning of sagging skin. In the FDA clinical trial for Ultherapy, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable and significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid and a more open, youthful look to the eyes overall. Patients reported firmer, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. The invisible result from the procedure is the creation of new collagen, which can help to slow down the rate of future skin aging.

Should You receive Ultherapy?

A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking or feeling less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. While it does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery and for younger individuals who might have early hereditary skin laxity involving the jawline and neck. Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is an industry leader in Ultherapy for the New York, NY area. Reach out today and schedule your consultation with the Klausner Institute, and Dr. Klausner will help you determine if Ultherapy is right for you.

Ultherapy FAQs

Who should not be treated with Ultherapy?

You should not have Ultherapy if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a bleeding disorder, or have certain autoimmune diseases. Patients with open wounds or implants in the treatment area are also not qualified at this time. Dr. Klausner can perform a full health evaluation to determine if this skin tightening treatment will be safe and effective for you.

Can Ultherapy replace a facelift?

Ultherapy is not a replacement for plastic surgery. It's more suited for patients who are looking to tighten the skin of the face and neck for subtle and natural results. However, patients undergoing Ultherapy enjoy lasting outcomes without downtime or an extended recovery period.

How much does Ultherapy cost?

Ultherapy varies in price according to the treatment area and number of sessions needed to achieve your results. Other factors may impact your overall cost as well. Our administrative team can provide you with an accurate estimate and provide easy financing options so you can afford to restore your appearance through Ultherapy.

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