Ulthera: the Non-Surgical Facelift

NYC, NY- May 17,2013- Dr. Leslie Gerstman MD announced today that Ultherapy– the only non-invasive procedure FDA-approved to lift skin on the neck, on the brow and under the chin — is now available at her practice.

Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure for the face and neck that stimulates the body’s own natural healing process to lift the skin over time. The use of FDA-cleared ultrasound technology enables physicians, for the first time, to see and then treat the deepest support layers of the skin – typically addressed in cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.

“Ultherapy represents a whole new category within aesthetic medicine,” says Dr. Gerstman. “It is an ideal cosmetic procedure for those looking for natural yet noticeable results.”

The treatment typically takes between 20-90 minutes based on treatment area. Afterward, patients are able to return to normal activities right away, and there are no special measures they need to take.

With just one Ultherapy treatment, the lifting process is initiated, but the effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months, as new, stronger collagen and elastin are created. Further improvements can even appear up to six months following a procedure as this collagen-building process continues.

While the results do not duplicate those of surgery, Ultherapy’s gradual improvements make it a compelling option for people who have mild to moderate skin laxity as well as those who do not want a surgical facelift or want to maintain the results of a previous face lift.