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Ultherapy Skin Tightening Specialist

Amy B. Lewis, MD

Dermatologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Patients on Manhattan's Upper East Side and throughout New York City turn to Dr. Lewis for the most advanced skincare treatments, including Ultherapy® skin tightening treatments aimed at reducing lax skin on the face and neck areas.

Ultherapy Skin Tightening Q & A

What is Ultherapy® skin tightening?

Ultherapy® skin tightening is a technique that uses ultrasound energy to tone and tighten areas of skin that have begun to sag or become loose and lax. The treatment has been FDA-approved to safely and effectively treat loose, lax skin on the neck and chin as well as the brow area and the decolletage, the area of skin below the neck and extending to the upper chest.

How does Ultherapy® treatment work to tighten skin and help it appear more toned?

Ultherapy® delivers precise amounts of ultrasound energy through a special handheld device to the deeper layers of skin where collagen and elastin, two of the building blocks of healthy skin, are formed. As we age, the body produces less of both collagen and elastin so skin no longer feels or looks as resilient and firm. Plus, sun damage and other environmental insults can increase the effects of aging. By directing ultrasound energy to the skin's deeper layers, the body responds by “ramping up” its production of collagen and elastin so skin looks and feels firmer and more youthful.

What happens during an Ultherapy® treatment session?

Treatment begins with application of a special gel to facilitate the delivery of energy and enable the device to move smoothly over your skin's surface. The handheld device is moved slowly across your skin to ensure energy is delivered in precise amounts for superior results. Some patients report mild tingling sensations as the energy is delivered to the deeper layers of tissue. Most Ultherapy® sessions take about an hour, depending on the extent of treatment, and you can resume your normal activities immediately afterward. You may experience some mild redness, tenderness or swelling, all of which will quickly resolve. Most patients see optimal results within a few weeks as the collagen matrix becomes stronger.