If you’ve noticed your skin starting to lose elasticity as you age, this is because there is a slowing-down process of collagen production. Collagen’s main job is to make the skin perky and firm. When collagen production slows, the result is drooping sagging skin.
Fortunately, there is a solution called Ultherapy that gives the appearance of a facelift without ever going under the knife. Dr. Jennifer Levine is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon and world-renowned expert on skin tightening with Ultherapy—which she names one of her favorite non-invasive skin tightening treatments. Ultherapy is perfect for those with loose sagging skin on the face and neck and for younger patients who are looking to combat early signs of aging.
How does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared treatment to use ultrasound for a face “uplift”. Unlike other non-invasive treatments, Ultherapy uses ultrasound imaging to view the layers of skin, allowing the doctor to identify which layers will yield the best results once stimulated. While lasers improve the appearance of the superficial skin layers, Ultherapy goes even deeper and is proven more effective. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin. By targeting the same layers of tissues that a surgical facelift does, it serves as an effective alternative. Ultherapy is remarkably able to non-invasively treat at specific skin depths targeting both the dermis and other tissue layers where laxity begins. The ultrasound waves also stimulate the production of collagen which enhances the elasticity of the skin. The result is a tightening of loose and saggy skin instantly with no recovery period needed.
Why Ultherapy is the Best!
At Dr. Levine’s office we often jokingly call Ultherapy the “lunchtime treatment” as you can get it done in as little as an hour and a half. Once completed, there is no recovery time needed, you can go right back to your normal routine after the procedure. As you might expect, a surgical lift, such as a face or eye surgery will produce more noticeably dramatic, and permanent lasting results. However, that also comes with higher costs, long recovery times, and a greater risk of side effects. Because Ultherapy stimulates the production of your own collagen and elastin, you don’t have to worry about the results looking fake and too noticeable. You’ll just look like a more rejuvenated version of yourself with gradual progress being shown in your appearance over time. Ultherapy is also less stress on the pocket as it is typically less than half the cost of facelift surgery.
Who is Ultherapy for?
Ideal clients for Ultherapy are those who are experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity on their face and neck. Dr. Jennifer Levine is known for being one of the best providers of treatment in the New York area because she addresses each patient’s goals and skin conditions individually. Dr. Levine will examine and evaluate your skin laxity and texture to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment and create a unique facelift treatment plan to help you achieve and maintain your aesthetic goals.