By James Mirabile, M.D.
Skin laxity is one of the most common complaints we hear from MedCosmetic patients. Gravity, heredity, hormones
and environmental factors all play a role in how skin ages. Skin laxity commonly first occurs on the forehead, which leads to brow descent, excess skin (hooding) on the eye lids, and a less open-eyed appearance. Laxity in the cheek and
neck tissue leads to flattening of the mid-cheek, a down turned mouth, loss of jaw line angularity, and sagging under the chin and jowl area. The neck and decolletage (chest) also show their age and begin to look crepey and wrinkled.
The demands for non-surgical skin tightening have caused a number of devices and treatments to enter the market. While some patients have seen positive results, others have found the claims to be more hype than reality. I must admit, I was among the skeptics, until I learned about the use of ultrasound technology for skin tightening.
Ultherapy•: An Ultrasound Technology that Tightens, Lifts and Firms Skin
Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone and tighten skin. Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck and under-chin. Ultherapy is now FDA-cleared to improve decolletage lines and wrinkles! Ultherapy uses safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate deep structural support layers of the skin, without disturbing the surface of the skin.
Like an ultrasound imaging procedure that expectant mothers may receive, a smooth hand piece is placed on skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. This allows the practitioner to “see” where they will treat your skin. But here’s the difference: with Ultherapy, that same handpiece is also used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound
energy at just the right depth below the skin, to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift. Your body’s response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a
tightening and gradual lifting-or shifting-of the skin back into a more youthful position and form-fitting shape.
What To Expect
There is no downtime with Ultherapy. After receiving an Ultherapy treatment, patients may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic collagen builds over time- much like the effect that exercise has on
building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!). Results will start to be noticeable at 2 to 3 months and will be fully noticeable at 6 months post treatment. While Ultherapy does not duplicate the results of surgery, it is a popular alternative for those who are not yet ready for a surgical face lift.
Kansas City’s only Ulthera Center of Excellence
We’ve been treating patients with Ultherapy for two years in the medical spa division of my practice, MedCosmetic. Our patients love the results and Ultherapy has become one of our most popular treatments. We are proud to have been named a 2015 Ultherapy Ultra Provider and to also be Kansas City’s only Ulthera Center of Excellence.
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