What is Ultherapy?
At Smooth Synergy NYC, clients inquire about the anti-aging benefit of Ultherapy every day. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the questions we hear most often about Ultherapy treatment, and posed them to Smooth Synergy’s Medical Director, George Liakeas, MD. Here’s his medical perspective on this non-invasive, skin-restoring and rejuvenating procedure:
Q&A with George Liakeas, MD
Q: Why Ultherapy? How does Ultherapy work differently from other skin treatments like a facelift, radio-frequency or lasers?
A: What makes Ultherapy so innovative is that it takes advantage of ultrasound, which is a time-tested, safe
technology. Ultrasound waves are able to reach the same structural area of the skin as cosmetic surgery without the risks and downtime associated with going under the knife. And, unlike radio-frequency or lasers, Ultherapy is precise. Focused ultrasound bypasses the surface of the skin, depositing tiny amounts of energy to clearly-defined depths under the skin. The body responds to the energy by jumpstarting the skin’s regenerative process from the inside out, which promotes collagen production and encourages cellular turnover.
Q: How long does it take to see the results of Ultherapy?
A: The results of Ultherapy are gradual and natural.
You will usually see some lifting and firming of the skin at around two months after an Ultherapy treatment. The look of your skin will continue to improve and the maximum benefit of the treatment to the skin will be seen in about six to seven months. This occurs as the body’s natural healing ability continues to repair the treatment area, which usually leads to more youthful-looking skin on the face, neck, chin, brow and/or décollete.
Q: Ultherapy pain : Does Ultherapy hurt? Is Ultherapy safe?
A: Ultherapy is a treatment alternative to surgery, which is one of the many reasons Ultherapy complaints are not
common. Most patients report that any mild discomfort experienced due to the heat of the Ultrasound energy is worth the toning and lifting benefit that Ultherapy treatment provides for the skin. There’s usually no downtime and patients can return to routine, non-strenuous activity immediately following the treatment.
Q: How many Ultherapy treatments will I need?
A: Ultherapy may be performed up to two times a year,
depending on the treatment outcome you desire and the laxity of your skin. Some clients opt to do Ultherapy maintenance every two years or so.
Meet George Liakeas, MD
Since 2002, he has been the medical director of Smooth Synergy, administering cosmetic injectables, including Botox and fillers, and supervising our team of expert aestheticians. He’s a triple threat in the cosmedical industry with impeccable medical credentials and experience, an unmatched eye for aesthetics and a bedside manner that combines his signature sense of humor with an uncanny ability to listen, which puts patients at ease in his capable hands.
Ultherapy is part of a comprehensive menu of skincare and beauty treatments offered by Smooth Synergy to restore and rejuvenate the skin. Our experts in beauty can customize a treatment plan to meet your individual skincare concerns and needs. Call us at 212-397-0111. We look forward to speaking with you about Ultherapy and so much more!