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With each passing year, the effects of gravity, environmental stressors and time make it harder for our skin to repair itself and remain healthy. It also becomes more difficult to find effective anti-aging treatments, as many treat the signs of aging on the surface of our skin but don’t go deep enough to address the underlying causes. In the past, the only option for comprehensive rejuvenation that would lift and tighten loose, sagging skin was a facelift, but plastic surgeons now have an arsenal of nonsurgical options available to help patients look and feel their best.

At Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Franziska Huettner is proud to offer Ultherapy, an innovative treatment that uses ultrasound technology to target deeper tissues and eliminate the signs of aging without surgery or downtime.

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What is Ultherapy?


Ultherapy is a noninvasive skin tightening treatment that effectively reduces the signs of aging by lifting or firming the skin. Known as the “nonsurgical facelift,” Ultherapy provides dramatic results that work directly with the skin’s natural processes to restore a more youthful appearance. As we get older, our bodies begin to produce less collagen and elastin, key structural proteins that keep our skin firm, plump and hydrated. Due to this, our skin becomes thinner, drier and less resilient, which leads to the development of fine lines, wrinkles and noticeable sagging.

Ultherapy targets aging at its source, penetrating the deeper dermal layers of our skin with advanced ultrasound technology to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. As collagen and elastin levels rise, your skin will begin to regain its youthful appearance and become firmer, fuller and softer. You’ll start to notice fewer lines and wrinkles, improved tone and texture and a brighter complexion that enhances your natural beauty.


Ultherapy also utilizes advanced ultrasound imaging, allowing Dr. Huettner to see the deeper layers of tissue being treated and deliver ultrasonic energy where it’s needed most. This ensures highly customized results that target your specific areas of concern, ensuring that you get the most out of each treatment.

Ultherapy is primarily used to tighten loose skin and can be used wherever the signs of aging have begun to show, making it ideal for most patients seeking to improve their appearance. Although it can’t replicate the dramatic results of a surgical facelift, Ultherapy can address numerous concerns and help patients achieve some lift to maintain a more youthful appearance. The best candidates for Ultherapy are those who:

Have mild to moderate lines and wrinkles

Experience skin laxity on their face, neck, chest or chin

Want to lift their brow line for a more refreshed look

Have sagging skin that has created a double chin

Want to sculpt a more defined jawline and eliminate jowls

Want to smooth away crepe paper-like skin on the chest

Aren’t ready to commit to surgical procedures

Ultherapy is effective for any skin type and can provide highly customized results. To ensure your aesthetic goals are met, Dr. Huettner will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that targets your unique concerns.

Your Ultherapy procedure will last between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated. Dr. Huettner at Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC recommends you will take a mild oral sedative and oral pain medication prescribed by her before the treatment to ensure your comfort during the process. In addition cool air will be streamed onto your skin during the treatment. When you’re ready, she will then move the device around your treatment areas to deliver targeted ultrasound energy deep into your skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin while jumpstarting the body’s regenerative response. Dr. Huettner will use the device’s ultrasound imaging throughout your treatment to ensure an optimal outcome and may adjust intensity levels as needed to provide the precise amount of correction.

Ultherapy treatments are generally comfortable and well-tolerated, but some patients experience a mild prickling sensation as the energy is being deposited into the skin. You shouldn’t have any significant discomfort, although the feeling may be more noticeable in sensitive areas. After your treatment, you may feel tender or experience some swelling, but these effects are mild and require no downtime. Some mild redness might be present immediately after, but should resolve by the next morning. You’ll be able to resume all normal activities right away without any post-operative measures.

What Results Can I Expect from Ultherapy?


Results will develop over the next few months (3) as an increase in collagen and elastin production lifts, firms and tones your skin. These effects will become more pronounced as your body continues to generate new, healthy collagen for up to six months after your treatment.

Ultherapy requires no general anesthesia or incisions and doesn’t leave behind any residual scarring, producing seamless, natural-looking results that last. With proper skin care, you can enjoy a smoother, firmer and more youthful appearance for years, although you will not be immune to further effects of aging and may want to consider touch-ups to prolong your results.

Dr. Huettner at Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC can craft an individualized treatment schedule just for you to help you maintain your firm, healthy skin and keep people guessing at your anti-aging secret.


Contact Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC


If you’re ready to try the “nonsurgical facelift” and restore your skin’s firmness and tone without going under the knife, Ultherapy may be the treatment you’ve been looking for. By utilizing noninvasive ultrasound technology to tighten and lift sagging skin, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Franziska Huettner can produce highly individualized results that enhance your natural beauty and help you look as young as you feel. Contact or call Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC today at 212-495-9200 to learn more about Ultherapy and what this treatment can do for you.

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