Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ulthera Vs. Surgery

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Ulthera is a new procedure that women and men that don't want surgery can explore, sounds pretty interesting

First came fillers in the Eighties, then lasers, then Botox—all still useful in their own way. And there’s always been surgery. Now there’s Ultherapy™—a nonsurgical way to counteract the effects of time and gravity—by tightening and lifting skin tissue.

The beauty of Ultherapy is that it is a 30-minute procedure that uses the body’s own subtle healing response to gently, gradually—and reliably—restore memory to the skin and its underlying tissue. In a clinical study at Northwestern University, physician evaluators noted significant lifting of the brow line. Often, what appeared to be excess skin on the upper lids was actually hooding that was caused by a drooping brow. By simply raising the brow, patients reported a more “open” eye, and a more rested, refreshed look overall. They reported firmer, more toned skin in other areas as well.

There isn't a replacement for the dramatic effects of surgery, but finally there is a noninvasive approach to significant skin tightening.

Ultherapy™ is a new type of nonsurgical cosmetic procedure for achieving skin reminiscent of an earlier time. The Ulthera® System is used by physicians and their specially certified staff to precisely deliver acoustic sound waves deep into the skin to thermally initiate the body’s own rejuvenative mechanisms. This is done with the help of acoustic imaging for seeing the layers of soft tissue before treating. This novel ultrasound combination promises to set a new standard in the aesthetics industry.

Clinical evaluation at Northwestern University has shown that one full face Ultherapy treatment can produce significant and satisfying tightening and lift. Findings of three independent physician evaluators and quantitative assessment of photographs revealed that 9 of 10 treated subjects demonstrated clinically significant eyebrow lift at 90 days, resulting in less hooding and a more open look to the eyes. Subjects reported firmer, tighter skin in other areas of the face and an overall refreshed appearance as well.

In this 30-minute, completely noninvasive procedure, the practitioner gradually moves the flat surface of the ultrasound applicator over each region of the face. The sound waves deliver small, controlled amounts of energy into the deep layers of skin and soft tissue while sparing the upper layers. The procedure has an excellent safety profile, is tolerated without need for an anesthetic, and the patient can return to his or her daily routine immediately.

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