No surgeries -- no injections -- but still a bit of a lift. The latest tool in the arsenal to fight back the hands of time.
Susan, Ulthera Patient: "It sounded like a great idea. It was noninvasive and something that could be done quickly and easily in the office, and I though I'd give it a try and I'm glad I did."
Dr. Julius Few, Plastic Surgeon: "I find that I am mixing surgery, less invasive surgery, with these non-invasive techniques: injectables, injecting fat, and now with this non-invasive skin tightener, it's kind of what I have been waiting and looking for."
It's just like looking into the womb of a pregnant woman -- ultrasound technology. But this time looking to re-energize the skin.
Dr. Julius Few: "So what this does is this is actually a way to put little beads of energy, little heat shocks, if you will, that cause the tissue to tighten up. So it pulls it back up."
In a tight economy, people want to tighten up without a big bill, and they want to get back to work quicker ... or perhaps even find a new position.
Dr. Julius Few: "In this job market, everybody wants to put their best face forward."
While the procedure itself is quick and easy, it does take time to see a difference. Ultherapy stimulates the growth of new collagen, gradually tightening the surface skin.
Susan, Ulthera Patient: "Over the course of about three months after the treatment, I noticed that my neck and chin area looked a little tighter. So it was a very positive experience."
And it only felt like a little prickling on the skin during the half hour procedure.
Dr. Julius Few: "What we're looking at here is the top layer of the skin and then this green line represents where the energy is being delivered. You get that tightening and lifting affect."
Susan, Ulthera Patient: "I'm very happy with it, yes. Very happy."
How happy will you be with the price? The aesthetic ultrasound Ulthera costs about $4,000 for the entire face with results lasting about a year. A surgical facelift, in comparison, lasts longer but can run up to $14,000.
To learn more about Dr. Julius Few and Ulthera, go to www.fewinstitute.com
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