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Ultherapy is Less Invasive Than a Facelift, Offers Promising Results

Aug. 7th, 2013 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
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There are numerous products, procedures and treatments available to all of us out there looking to drink from the fountain of youth; potent topical serums, derma-fillers or injections and surgery have all been helpful to those who desire to look more youthful. However, there is a certain aging flaw that cannot be fixed with these methods, and going under the knife can be an extreme step that some would rather avoid. That aging flaw is the slacking skin that we commonly equate to requiring a surgical face-lift. Ulthera offers a revolutionary solution to help this problematic sagging skin. “Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment for the face and neck that uses ultrasound to actually lift and tone loose or sagging skin without downtime,” boasts Ulthera, maker of the only FDA approved procedure to “lift skin on the neck, on the brow and under the chin.” For many women, it has become the go-to treatment before, or even in place of, surgical face-lifts.

Celebrities like Courtney Cox, Vanessa Williams, Brooke Burke and Elisabeth Hasselbeck have all had Ultherapy treatments, with obviously beautiful results. Jacqueline Laurita of The Real Housewives of New Jersey told DailyGlow, “[Ultherapy] helps to produce your collagen and firms up/tightens everything, and that’s exactly what I wanted!” Introducing Laurita to the procedure, Dr. Michael Gold of Gold Skin Care Center in Tennessee has been administering Ultherapy on patients since 2010. When asked what he likes most about this treatment, he simply stated, “It works.”  "Although there are other devises for tightening the skin," explains Dr. Gold, “they are not as effective as Ultherapy.” To date, Gold Skin Care Center has facilitated over 500 Ultherapy treatments since 2010, “only two people were treated twice. The others were only treated once,” states Gold.

Ultherapy significantly helps with jowls, excess eyelid dropping, sagging and tired looking faces without any incisions. With so much focus on anti-aging treatments for the face, we tend to neglect the delicate neck skin. Ultherapy can help turn back the clock by treating all of these areas. Results of the treatment evolve over several weeks, which is a major plus for those wanting to be more discreet about the work they have had done. Before and after photos clearly show the lifting and tightening improvements made with Ultherapy.


Unfortunately, aging causes loose, sagging skin not only on our faces. So I envision a world where Ultherapy can be performed on various parts on the body! “These future uses, once FDA-cleared, may include use on other regions of the body as well as medical uses,” clarifies Lisa Misell, Ultherapy Vice President of Clinical and Medical Affairs. Oh what a beautiful world it will be! Since I fall between the ages of the perfect candidate for Ultherapy (35-60 years old, according to Dr. Gold) I decided to take a sip from the fountain of youth and try it myself. Facial fillers and other injections have done wonders, but I too was in need of something to tighten the skin on my face that no other treatment or procedure has been able to do well enough thus far.

My Ultherapy treatment:
  • Cost was much less than a surgical facelift.
  • Zero down time. I was in and out of the office in one hour, with no marks or bruising!
  • Very little pain. I would say it is equally as uncomfortable as tweezing, but only in some areas. Most areas of the face treatment were completely pain free.
  • Results evolved over several weeks, so no one noticed I had “something done.”
Three months after my treatment, my skin is more taut, and the sagging skin on my jaw line is no longer there. I have been very impressed with my Ultherapy facial treatment.

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