- 1 Looking for lifting and toning loose and lax skin without surgery?Ultherapy may be just the solution
- 2 Before and After Photos
- 3 Science behind Ultherapy
- 4 How many treatments will I need?
- 5 Is it painful?
- 6 How soon will I see results?
- 7 How long do the results last?
- 8 Is Ultherapy safe?
- 9 How much does it cost?
- 10 FAQ
- 10.1 What do I need to avoid before surgery?
- 10.2 What about my daily medications before surgery?
- 10.3 What happens after surgery?
- 10.4 Are there any dietary restrictions following surgery?
- 10.5 When will my stitches be taken out?
- 10.6 How soon will I be able to exercise?
- 10.7 When will I be able to see the results?
- 10.8 What is special about the way Dr. Ovchinsky does the surgery?
Looking for lifting and toning loose and lax skin without surgery?
Ultherapy may be just the solution
Ultherapy is a new, non-surgical lifting procedure that uses ultrasound technology to gradually strengthen and tone your skin from deep within. In less than an hour – and virtually without any downtime – you’ll be well on your way to tighter, firmer, more youthful appearing skin and more refreshed and uplifted face.
Before and After Photos
Science behind Ultherapy
Like other ultrasound procedures, we use a smooth transducer placed on top of your skin—in this case to heat the tissue below the surface to naturally and gradually create new collagen. This improves your skin from the inside out without disrupting the surface of your skin. Ultherapy is the only nonsurgical treatment that uses ultrasound to actually see below the surface of the skin and then target the same deep tissue that doctors address in surgical facelifts.
How many treatments will I need?
Patients with mild to moderate facial laxity commonly have good clinical results based upon just one treatment. Some people who have a fair amount of laxity may benefit from more than one treatment — this can be discussed during your consultation.
Is it painful?
There can be some discomfort during the treatment, but we take measures to keep you comfortable and patients leave happy. You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may be a little red, but this disappears within a few hours.
How soon will I see results?
There can be some toning and firming immediately following the treatment, but the full lifting and tightening effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months or so. Many patients have seen results continue to build for up to six months.
How long do the results last?
You still have fresher, younger collagen after a year’s time, but your skin continues to age. We recommend coming in a year or so after the procedure to assess whether a ‘touch-up’ treatment may be helpful.
Is Ultherapy safe?
Absolutely! Ultrasound technology has been used for over 50 years and the device we use for this particular treatment has been cleared by the FDA.
How much does it cost?
If you’d like to make an appointment for a consultation, we can do an evaluation and then give you a specific idea as to the price. In general, it can range between $1000 and $4000 depending on the extent of treatment.
What do I need to avoid before surgery?
If you are on “blood thinners,” you will be asked to stop them approximately one week prior to surgery. We also ask that you avoid certain over-the-counter medications. If you are taking some herbal supplements, you should stop those as well as they may contain blood thinning substances. Also, you have to completely quit smoking at least two weeks before surgery.
What about my daily medications before surgery?
You will have a preoperative appointment well in advance of your surgery when we will review all mediations with you. If you are on “blood thinners,” you will be asked to stop them approximately one week prior to surgery. We also ask that you avoid certain over-the-counter medications. You may continue taking most routine medications up until the morning of surgery with a small sip of water.
What happens after surgery?
You will go to the recovery room for a few hours until you are fully recovered from anesthesia. Once you are stable you will be taken home (or to a hotel) by your family member or a friend. You will want to stay relaxed for the first few days. You will need to keep your head elevated when in bed to help with faster resolution of swelling. You should begin to start walking, eating, and using the restroom the day after surgery. Your activity can slowly increase each day but it will take up to 2 weeks before you start to feel like your old self again. You should avoid any strenuous activity for 4 weeks. You will need to take medication prescribed to you by Dr. Ovchinsky, which usually include antibiotics, pain medicine, antibiotic ointment for the incisions, and occasionally anti-nausea medications.
Are there any dietary restrictions following surgery?
No. Patients can eat whatever they want. Advance your diet from liquids (fruit juice, milk shake, etc.) to soft food (pudding, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, oatmeal, pasta) to solids as tolerated. To prevent dehydration, please drink as much juices and nutritional fluid as possible.
When will my stitches be taken out?
Stitches are normally removed five to six days after your surgery.
How soon will I be able to exercise?
Dr. Ovchinsky recommends that patients do not return to exercise for three weeks after their procedure.
When will I be able to see the results?
You may see the difference right away, and more so once the swelling goes down within the first one to two weeks. As with any surgical procedure, it takes anywhere from 6 to 12 months for the results to become final.
What is special about the way Dr. Ovchinsky does the surgery?
Dr. Ovchinsky tailors his surgical technique to an individual patient rather than using the same “run of the mill” surgery on everybody. The technique he uses causes minimal pain, has natural results, and is long-lasting. The vast majority of patients are quite surprised afterward at how little discomfort they have and how quickly they return to normal activity. Most patients have minimal bruising. Finally, with Dr. Ovchinsky technique and attention to details during skin closure, scars are typically minimal and are often difficult to see once they have fully matured.