Over the last few years, you may have noticed that the skin in your lower face and neck is becoming loose, with the faintest platysma band formation. You may also see your brow line dropping more and more, or maybe your chin is starting to lose its definition. These signs of aging that change the structure of your face have an effect on the way you feel about your appearance each day. Because these changes can escalate quickly, it is important to take note of your skin’s progression and address any sagging skin at the early stages. The goal for your physician at the Cosmetic Healthcare Group is to improve the skin tightness and appearance with the best possible solutions.
At the Cosmetic Healthcare Group (CHG), under Dr. Madnani, we know that surgical anti-aging methods may not be right for everyone. Technologically advanced, non-invasive procedures are changing the way we approach cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Within the last decade, ultrasound treatments, in particular, have shown significant improvements in skin quality, giving you tighter skin with improved texture, tone and strength. We offer Ultherapy treatments as an option to lift and contour the skin in the face and neck to further enhance your natural features. Aging and the effects it has on our skin can be managed gradually with non-invasive treatments, and Ultherapy can help you achieve a beautiful result.
Once you schedule your appointment and come in for the procedure, you will recline comfortably on a treatment table, where the technician will mark the areas on your body to be targeted with SculpSure. The SculpSure “belt” will be wrapped around that target area, and the laser applicators are attached to the belt. As the process begins, you will initially feel a cooling sensation, which is a result of the Contact CoolingTM technology that protects the skin from heat during the treatment. The temperature at which the laser destroys the cells (between 107.6 and 116.6°F) is hot enough to disrupt the cell membrane, but not hot enough to cause damage to any other tissues in the treatment area, and the cooling technology further ensures that the skin surface remains protected. The laser cycles on and off, and you will feel that cooling sensation throughout the treatment.
As a non-invasive and FDA-approved treatment, Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to tighten and lift skin in your brow, under the chin, neck and décolletage. Mild to moderatel loose skin can be addressed, smoothed and contoured with Ultherapy ultrasound. Ultherapy treatments are recommened for patients who are not yet candidates for a facelift and want those patients that want to avoid a facelift. Additionally, Ultherapy is often the first recommendation at the Cosmetic Healthcare Group for patients to maintain or retouch their previous facelift procedures. While Ultherapy can gradually lift and tighten the skin, it does not replace or offer the same results as you would receive with a surgical facelift.
To improve comfort with the treatments, we suggest you take ibuprofen before treatment. Slight discomfort is a sign that the energy is working within the skin to repair and improve collagen and elastin production, which will begin to show in the following months. To ensure proper application and effective results, the treatment is visually monitored on the device to ensure that proper placement of the ultrasound energy is delivered to your tissues throughout the session.
- Droopy brow
- Loose skin around the eyes
- Loose skin in the neck
- Crepey skin on the décolleté
During the treatment, guidelines are drawn on the area to be treated using a translucent cream pen that rubs off the skin after your session. Ultrasound gel is smoothed over the treatment area to ensure direct contact and seamless delivery of sound waves from the device to the desired level of tissue to be treated. We then deliver Ultherapy treatments through a specialized handpiece that is placed directly onto the treatment area within one-inch marked sections. Ultrasound energy works in the dermal and muscle layers to restructure collagen for balance and contouring.
Ultherapy is different from other treatments like laser therapy, because it works at deeper levels below the skin, to break down damaged collagen and elastin and to stimulates your natural healing response. It does not treat any part of the skin surface, resulting in targeted tightening at deeper levels while avoiding any downtime as the skin surface remains unaffected.
We perform Ultherapy treatments at the Cosmetic Healthcare Group in a one to two-hour sessions. Over three to six months, you will begin to see tighter skin in all areas touched by the ultrasound therapy. You may see some changes in the skin right after your treatment session, but optimal results for Ultherapy will take some time. During your consultation with CHG, we will explain where you will see these results and how long they will typically last as treatment relates to your skin. Ultrasound therapy is not a permanent solution, but the effects on your tissues can last a few years.
Ultherapy is based on a technology that has been in use for over 50 years and continues to reveal results today. While Ultherapy is never comparable to a surgical face and neck lift, it can help you to reduce premature aging signs on the face, neck, chin, and décolletage. As you talk about your aging concerns with us here at CHG, Ultherapy will be an option for those who are candidates for this noninvasive, no downtime treatment that lifts, tones and tightens loose skin.
Call the Cosmetic Healthcare Group to schedule your consultation for Ultherapy treatments and other anti-aging procedures today at 212-203-8591 in Manhattan and 516-226-1080 in Long Island. See a lifted and tighter appearance with Ultherapy!
*Individual results may vary.