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As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and begins to sag. Wrinkles form as skin loosens as collagen production decreases. While this is simply part of the natural aging process, today’s advancements in technology put the effects of aging more within our control. Who hasn’t been tempted to seek out treatment to restore youthfulness to their face? While the options for facial rejuvenation are bountiful, many of them involve invasive, painful procedures and carry a significant risk of side effects and long recovery periods. When Ultherapy was introduced in 2009, the way in which we perceived face and neck rejuvenation changed. No longer are facelifts, laser treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion the only solution to a more youthful appearance. Dr. Daniel Behroozan is pleased to offer his patients this advanced “lunchtime” treatment, which can bring remarkable results without the dangerous side effects and long recovery periods associated with other treatments.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology, which has been used in the medical community for over 50 years. It utilizes the same technology that allows to us to see deep within the human body to detect illness or see a growing baby. When employing this technology for skin rejuvenation, lifting, and firming, doctors are also able to see deep within the layers of the skin to safely determine where to send the ultrasound waves. Ulthera utilizes the body’s natural healing process, which contributes to the very natural results that the procedure provides. During the procedure, your doctor will move the Ulthera device across the targeted area of your skin. Ultrasound waves send heat into the inner layers of the dermis, without causing damage to the surface of the skin. The heat causes the tissue to contract, which stimulates the body to produce new collagen, the protein that provides elasticity and firmness to our skin. It naturally depletes with age, but its growth can be stimulated by a number of techniques, including ultrasound waves.
Ultherapy is approved by the FDA for use on the face and neck. It can be used to enhance specific areas on the face or neck, or on the general area for overall lifting and firming. Ultherapy is an appropriate solution for aging skin, and can be performed on nearly every adult patient who wishes to improve the appearance of their loose or sagging skin; however, the only way to know if Ultherapy is right for you is to discuss with a qualified doctor. The procedure is very easy for the patient. Most patients report no pain at all, while some report a mild stinging or burning sensation. For extremely sensitive patients, Dr. Behroozan can suggest an over the counter pain reliever to reduce any pain that may occur, but rarely is anything stronger needed. The procedure can last anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour, based upon the amount of skin being treated. Afterwards, you will be able to immediately return to your daily activities. The only side effect you may experience is some mild redness or swelling, which will dissipate within an hour. For these reasons, Ulthera is becoming known as the ideal “lunchtime” procedure.
The results of Ulthera will start to appear within a few days. Many patients report visible firming and lifting of their skin in the days following their treatments, although full results will not be seen until two or three months have elapsed, during which time the body will be producing new collagen. To find out if you would benefit from Ultherapy, make an appointment with Dr. Behroozan today. This remarkable procedure can provide you with the results you want without the risk or pain of more invasive cosmetic procedures. Younger, fresher skin is now easily within your reach!
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes ultrasound technology to help tighten and rejuvenate the surface of your skin. The procedure does not require any needles, surgery, or anesthesia, and there is no downtime afterwards. For these reasons, Ultherapy has become a popular approach to tightening and lifting the skin to remove fine lines and wrinkles, and provide an overall rejuvenated appearance. An added benefit of Ultherapy is that the ultrasound technology allows the doctor to see deep within the surface of the skin, which leads to safer and more precise treatments.
During the procedure, your doctor will use a device to send ultrasound sound waves beneath the surface of your skin. The ultrasound waves deliver heat to the inner layers of the dermis without causing damage to the surface of the skin. The heat causes the tissue to contract and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The skin responds to the heat by creating new collagen, which will eventually contribute to the tightening of your skin. Ulthera actually utilizes your body’s own natural healing process by rebuilding the collagen fibers within your skin. As such, Ultherapy results in a very natural appearance for the patient.
Ulthera can be used anywhere on the face and upper neck. It can be used in specific areas of the face and neck, or it can be used over the entire area.
In general, healthy adults with skin that has begun to sag or is beginning to lose its firmness are candidates for Ultherapy. Ultimately, only your doctor can decide if you can undergo the procedure and will benefit from it.
Ultherapy treatments are typically well tolerated by patients. Some patients report a mild discomfort or stinging feeling, but others report nothing at all. Anesthesia of any type is not required for Ultherapy. If needed, over the counter pain medications are sufficient to dull any associated pain.
You can return to your daily activities immediately after Ulthera. There is no bruising after Ultherapy, and any swelling is minimal. Mild pinkness of the skin is the typical side effect, and this normalizes within an hour. For these reasons, Ultherapy is truly a no-downtime treatment.
Most patients report a noticeable lifting shortly after the treatment. Many patients experience firmer, tighter skin with a more even appearance and fullness within days of the procedure. The full results will be seen over the course of two to three months.
Ultherapy a non-invasive procedure that utilizes ultrasound technology, which is very safe and has been in use in the medical community for over 50 years. Ulthera passed the strict FDA approval process in 2009, and is an excellent alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures.
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