Ultherapy® for Skin Tightening: Your Questions Answered

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Q the Medical Spa was the first practice to offer Ultherapy in the Rochester, NY area. Bringing this innovative skin rejuvenation treatment to the local community has helped benefit countless patients with their aesthetic concerns. With noninvasive procedures more popular than ever, Ultherapy is an excellent option for patients wishing to tighten their skin and achieve a more youthful look, all without the downtime of surgery.

Even though we’ve been offering Ultherapy for several years, some people might still be unfamiliar with this transformative skin tightening procedure. This blog post will answer a few of the most commonly asked questions about this useful treatment.

How does it work?

Ultherapy uses proven ultrasound technology—similar to that used in many other medical procedures—to target the foundational layer of tissue just below the surface of the skin. This layer is what is commonly addressed in other surgical facial procedures, such as a facelift. Ultherapy is approved by the FDA specifically to tighten and firm loose skin.

By targeting this deep tissue with heat, Ultherapy uses the body’s own healing process to rejuvenate the skin. New collagen growth is stimulated and produces tighter, firmer skin texture.

What does it treat?

Ultherapy is great for treating areas where sagging skin is most noticeable. A few common target areas include:

  • Brow
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Décolletage

While Ultherapy can’t match the more dramatic results of a full facelift, it is an excellent alternative for those interested in a noninvasive, anti-aging option.

What does the treatment feel like?

As a noninvasive procedure, Ultherapy does not disrupt the surface of the skin. The heat from the treatment is noticeable, but each burst only lasts a brief time. Our staff understands that comfort levels vary between each patient. Because of this, your provider will check in with you throughout the process to make sure you feel comfortable and secure.

What is the recovery process like?

One of the benefits of Ultherapy is the lack of downtime. Unlike with a facelift or other surgical procedure, Ultherapy patients can immediately return to work or home. Temporary side effects might include swelling, tingling, or tenderness. These issues are typically mild and dissipate quickly.

What results can I expect?

The purpose of Ultherapy is to stimulate collagen production. Due to the nature of this natural process, results will generally appear 3 to 6 months after treatment. People report tighter and younger-looking skin after the results fully develop. Future touch-ups can be scheduled to keep pace with the body’s aging process.

Ultherapy is a popular skin tightening treatment that can produce noticeable results. Browse our before-and-after gallery to see outcomes from our own patients.

If you are interested in Ultherapy or have any other questions, please feel free to book an appointment now. Alternatively, you can contact us or call (585) 244-1010 if you have any questions.

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