No longer is ultrasound only being used for medical imaging, but to counteract the effects of gravity and aging. Ultherapy® is a groundbreaking new cosmetic treatment for the face and neck that has been receiving national media attention and is now being offered by Dr. Michael Nagy. Ultherapy is a life-changing option for someone looking for a non-surgical way to counter the effects of lax and aging skin.
Ultherapy is the first and only energy-based device for aesthetics cleared by the FDA with a non-invasive “lift” indication. It uses ultrasound energy to reach the damaged skin layers that cause skin to ‘sag’ (including the deep support layer addressed in surgery) without disrupting the surface of the skin. The treatment triggers the body’s own regenerative response, which is to rebuild the supportive collagen fiber network within the skin. Over time, this results in a firming, tightening and actual lifting of skin tissue. While it does not replace surgical face or eye lifts, patients find Ultherapy a viable alternative because the process requires no incisions or disruption of the visible layers of the skin. They also appreciate that the improvements are occurring gradually and naturally. While results can be seen immediately with some contraction and firming, the building of new collagen to lift and tone skin happens gradually over the 2-3 months that follow treatment. This means, as in dieting or exercising, you cannot only participate once or twice and leave the rest to your internal repair system.