Skin Tightening Specialist

Michael Sternschein, M.D., PA, FACS -  - Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon

Michael Sternschein, M.D., PA, FACS

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon located in Ridgewood, NJ

Time and gravity inevitably affect your skin. Now you can combat sagging skin with ground-breaking Ultherapy® ultrasound technology, which strengthens and tones your skin from within. Cosmetic specialist, Dr. Michael Sternschein, offers this therapy at his practice in Ridgewood, New Jersey. To learn how you can get tighter, better-fitting skin on your face and neck, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Ultrasound Skin Tightening Q & A

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared therapy that tightens and firms the skin under your chin, on your neck, and at your brows without surgery. It transmits ultrasound energy to heat tissue and stimulate the production of collagen, a natural compound your body produces that adds strength and resistance your skin. A session typically takes 60-90 minutes.

What areas can be treated with Ultherapy?

Many areas that show the signs of aging can be improved with Ultherapy. These include:

  • Brows
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Jawline
  • Jowls

Ultherapy is especially helpful in refining thinner or more sun-damaged skin because it can target multiple levels of tissue. During a session, Dr. Sternschein views an ultrasound image so he can see exactly what layers of your skin are being treated.

How soon will I see results from Ultherapy?

You may notice subtle changes right after treatment, but the results of an Ultherapy session take three to four months to fully appear. Collagen takes time to develop and disperse into your skin.  

When you see an experienced provider, such as Dr. Sternschein, you can expect stellar results as compared to a less skilled and less `experienced practitioner.

What can I expect during an Ultherapy session?

Most patients tolerate Ultherapy well, but it can cause slight discomfort. For this reason, Dr. Sternschein suggests mild oral pain relievers prior to a session. If you do have discomfort, it’s only for a very short time.

What kind of downtime is required following Ultherapy?

Ultherapy requires no surgery, incisions, or blood loss, so recovery is quite quick. You can resume your daily activities right afterward, without having to take any time off.

How long do the results from Ultherapy last?

Your genetics, specific problem areas, and lifestyle dictate how long the results last. Most people can expect to see benefits for two to three years. If you’re younger than 45, take care of your skin, avoid the sun, don’t smoke, and have good genes, you may enjoy long-lasting results.

If you want many of the benefits of a facelift, without going under the knife, consider Ultherapy. Call the office of Dr. Michael Sternschein or book an appointment online to learn more about how you can use this noninvasive procedure to lift sagging skin and rejuvenate your look.