Ultherapy is an excellent option for people who are interested in lifting, toning, and tightening areas of laxity on the face, chin, neck, chest, upper arms, or knees without undergoing surgery. The procedure is done in our office; there is no special preparation required, and there is no post-procedure downtime. We now offer a patient-controlled nitrous oxide/oxygen system for analgesia, which provides optimal levels of comfort and relaxation for each individual during the treatment without the need for narcotic pills or injections. Because the analgesia clears rapidly from the body, patients are able to drive within 15 minutes after the procedure.
When you arrive for your treatment, your face will be cleansed, and then Dr. Faludi will mark the treatment areas on your skin. During the procedure, chilled ultrasound gel is applied to your skin and transducers are moved in precise patterns over the skin’s surface throughout your treatment areas. A unique feature of Ultherapy is the use of real-time ultrasound imaging, which allows Dr. Faludi to see the layers of tissue being treated throughout the procedure, thus ensuring that the energy is safely focused where it will be most beneficial. Because the regenerative process begins during the treatment, some lifting/tightening is usually seen immediately following the procedure. Full effects appear over the next three to six months and will continue to improve over the course of a year.
After Ultherapy, you may experience minor swelling or redness in your treatment area, or some slight tenderness, tingling, or numbness, which will resolve within hours or a few days. You will be able to return to full activities the day of your procedure.