Ultherapy treatments provide men and women with the opportunity to rejuvenate their face without invasive lifting procedures. Using ultrasound waves to target collagen-producing cells deep within the skin, Dr. Shelton helps his patients maximize the processes that are natural to their body. After treating the skin with Ultherapy, connective tissues that provide support are regenerated and the skin in the treatment area progressively becomes tighter and younger looking.
Ultherapy treatment is the ideal anti-aging solution for many of our patients. Your candidacy for this skin tightening method will determined during a consultation in which your needs and expectations are discussed and the skin is evaluated.
One of the benefits of Ultherapy treatment is the convenience of care. The treatment takes only a short time and is minimally uncomfortable, requiring no topical numbing medication. To maximize comfort, patients may discuss options for pain medication before treatment. Whether you choose to take medication for comfort is dependent on your own pain tolerance. The use of medication can be discussed during your consultation.
Before the Ultherapy device is used, the skin will be treated with a gentle cleanser to remove any lotions or makeup. Protective eyewear will be provided and the hair will be pulled back from the face. It is also advisable to remove jewelry before treatment.
The device used to complete treatment looks very similar to hand held ultrasound instruments used in hospitals for prenatal imaging. As pulses of ultrasound waves are directed towards the skin, a sensation similar to a pinprick may be experienced. The device is methodically moved over the treatment area for several minutes. Depending on the size of the treatment area, expect your visit to last from one to two hours. To end your treatment, we will apply light moisturizer or sunscreen to your skin.
It is important to note that sun protection is vital after Ultherapy. For the first few days after treatment, it is advisable to avoid unprotected exposure to UVA and UVB rays. This can be achieved by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. It is also beneficial to apply moisturizer as needed to keep skin hydrated following treatment.
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. Call (212) 593-1818 to schedule your anti-aging treatment today.