As we age, our skin continually changes. Over time, wrinkles and uneven color are compounded by a reduction in the resiliency of the skin and changes in the contours of the face. What begins as an apple shape can end up as a pear shape as gravity, heredity, hormones and environmental factors like sun damage come into play.
In the past, invasive surgery in the form of a facelift and/or other lift surgeries were the most common solution to tighten loose skin from aging. FDA-approved Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive tightening procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing processes to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin.
Unlike surgery, there is no cutting and no needles or recovery period. Ultherapy uses ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin. Using ultrasound, Ultherapy specifically targets the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen is located, working from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin.
A smooth hand-piece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen, allowing your practitioner to “see” where they will treat your skin. Using the hand-piece, tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy are delivered at precise depths below the skin. Your body’s response to this energy is to stimulate 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.
The procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, after which you can return to normal activities immediately. Results typically unfold over the course of 2-3 months, and for up to 6 months in some cases, including a noticeable lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow.
While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, many patients are either not ready for a face lift, and/or prefer a more natural looking result. In these cases, Ultherapy provides a noticeable improvement without the cost, risk and downtime of surgery.
For more information on Ultherapy including “before & after” treatment photos, visit www.skincenter.com. To set up a free consultation with Roger H. Stewart, M.D. to discuss Ultherapy and/or any of a range of treatment options, call the Skin Center team today at (954) 903-0332.
About Dr. Stewart
Roger H. Stewart, MD is a highly respected dermatologist in Fort Lauderdale. Recognized as a pioneer in the field of cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Stewart employs the latest in laser and fat removal technologies and has developed special techniques for BOTOX® and injectable fillers.
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan and Alpha Omega Alpha from its Medical School, Roger H. Stewart, MD completed an internship at UCLA Medical Center, followed by a dermatology residency at the University of Virginia and two years at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. After residency, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a dermatologist for two years prior to establishing his private practice in East Fort Lauderdale where he has built a reputation as a pioneering innovator in cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer surgeries. In 2011 Skin Center added CoolSculpting, and has since grown to one of the busiest CoolSculpting centers in the nation.
Skin Center can be reached at (954) 903-0332 orhttp://www.skincenter.com/