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TriBeCa Plastic Surgery

Sydney R. Coleman, MD  |  Mary Lombardi, PA-C

Have you started to lose the fight against aging? We spend most of our adult lives trying to prevent wrinkles and sagging only to prolong the inevitable. Traditionally, facelift surgery was the only method available to treat facial sagging, but this isn’t a desirable option for people with minimal laxity. If you are looking to quickly and easily restore youthful firmness to your face, Ultherapy® may be the ideal treatment for you.

Why Do We Develop Facial Laxity?

smiling woman portraitOur skin’s elasticity is dependant on the collagen and elastin fibers in our tissues. As we age, the production of new collagen slows, leading to a weakening of the skin. Sun exposure, environmental factors, and smoking can all accelerate the collagen breakdown process. Without elasticity of your facial tissues, you can begin to notice visible wrinkles and skin sagging.

Why Use Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy® is a non-invasive laser treatment designed to treat the first signs of laxity or looseness of the face. Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the deeper tissues of your skin to repair damage from the aging process. The non-surgical nature of Ultherapy® means there is virtually no downtime, and patients only experience minor redness and bruising.

Candidates for Ultherapy®

Patients who are considering Ultherapy® should only have mild to moderate skin laxity. If you have significant skin sagging, facelift surgery may be needed to achieve your ideal results.  Ultherapy® can be used for gradual tightening of the brows, eyelids, cheeks, jawline, neck, and chest. Ultherapy® treatments are safe enough to be used on all skin types and during the summer on tanned skin.

For a skin evaluation and to see if you are a good Ultherapy® candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Coleman today. You can call our office at (212) 571-5200 or you can contact us online.