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FAQs on Ultherapy NYC

In the Midtown Manhattan office of Dr. Ron Shelton, we assist patients from the New York City area who wish to improve the health and the appearance of their skin. An innovative treatment that is producing gorgeous results is Ultherapy. In a short, convenient visit, this non-invasive procedure turns back the hands of time. Read the following faq's on Ultherapy to understand the procedure better.

What is Ultherapy?

Designed to tighten and tone sagging skin, Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment based on ultrasound energy. Directing energy to the deepest skin cells, structure is improved from the inside out as healthy new collagen develops.

Is Ultherapy a laser treatment?

Laser treatments target cells in the upper layers of the skin while Ultherapy’s ultrasound energy reaches deeper, to the cells where collagen is produced. This energy promotes better support from the inside out, which leads to tightened, lifted skin. Safe and effective, Ultherapy can be combined with laser treatments when necessary.

Is Ultherapy safe?

Various types of ultrasound energy have been used in medicine for more than half a century. Ultherapy uses this same energy in a device that has received FDA clearance for skin tightening. With no anesthesia, no incisions, and no recovery, Ultherapy is considered extremely safe.

Will Ultherapy prevent the need for a face lift?

Ultherapy is a wonderful choice for men and women who are beginning to notice the signs of aging. Addressing concerns early is the best way to delay the need for surgical lift procedures, and Ultherapy is capable of doing just that. Advanced signs of aging, however, may be best addressed with surgical treatment. During a consultation with Dr. Shelton, you can learn if Ultherapy is right for you.

Is Ultherapy right for me?

Ultherapy is ideal for individuals who want to be proactive about their aging process and who are in good physical health. It is important to have realistic expectations of what this treatment can achieve. If you have fine lines, wrinkles, and are noticing areas of sagging skin, Ultherapy may be your ideal non-invasive treatment.

What are the common treatment areas?

This procedure can be used to tighten the skin on just about any area of the body. Most often, our patients use this service to address signs of aging on the face and neck, including the jawline and brow area.

When will I see the results of Ultherapy treatment?

Because Ultherapy promotes the tightening of skin through the production of collagen, results are progressive and continually improve over the course of several months.

What can I expect after treatment?

Ultherapy is non-invasive and sends ultrasound waves into the deep layers of the skin. Due to the gentleness of this procedure, there is no downtime and no special after-care. Side effects include mild swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness. For most people, these minor discomforts fade after a few hours. In some cases, it is possible that tenderness will linger for several days. Side effects are usually short lived and do not get in the way of normal activities.

Contact us to learn more about Ultherapy®

Dr. Ron Shelton, formerly having practiced on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, is now located in Midtown Manhattan. Contact our office at (212) 593-1818