A webinar on Ulthera and the other non invasive rejuvination therapies is coming soon. A short desription on Ulthera is shown below as an introduction:
Ulthera Skin Tightening
Non-surgical minimally invasive cosmetic procedures account for 86 % of all the cosmetic procedures performed. Botox, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels and micro-dermabrasion account for 78% of these procedures. They are effective, but they don’t tighten the skin.
We didn’t have a highly effective non-invasive skin tightener until now. . In September 2009 the FDA approved a new machine: ULTHERA that tightens and lifts the skin using focused ultrasound. This treatment tightens and lifts the skin in only one treatment that takes less than an hour. It is totally non invasive, and there is no downtime. The skin tightens noticeably when the treatment is performed, and then continues to tighten for three more months. Photographs from the FDA study showed that the results last.
While drawing on the same reliable ultrasound principles that physicians and patients have trusted for decades, the Ulthera System is considered a first-of-its-kind technology because it utilizes focused ultrasound energy on the face and neck to lift and tighten the skin in a short, 60-minute procedure performed in the office without the need for anesthesia.
This non-invasive procedure, called Ultherapy™, has been available in Europe, Asia and elsewhere since early 2009, but Dr Gray is pleased to be among the first physician innovators adopting the technology in the U.S.
“We now have the ability to use ultrasound imaging to SEE the layers of tissue we want to treat below the surface of the skin, and then focus the same ultrasound energy to TREAT just the targeted tissue. The FDA study found an 86% response rate with one pass. We treat with multiple passes and at multiple levels during the one-hour procedure and we are seeing a response rate higher than that. The FDA study also showed no adverse events in 5 years of testing, ” says Dr. Gray. Because this is accomplished without disrupting the epidermis, or top layer of skin, patients experience no downtime whatsoever,
The treatment triggers the body’s own regenerative response, which in turn results in a firming, tightening and actual lifting of skin tissue over time. Dr. Gray explains, “The skin initially tightens with the treatment as collagen contracts, but then it continues to tighten and lift for three more months as the body lays down new collagen. The result lasts as well. While it’s not a replacement for a surgical face or eyelift, patients like that the process is non-invasive with very little risk and little or no downtime. It’s also very affordable compared to surgical costs. The key to this treatment is teaching people about it. Once they understand that the results rely on rebuilding the supportive collagen fiber network within the skin, they also appreciate that the effects take place naturally and gradually. They get a natural appearing lift and tightening that gets better over time and can be performed over a lunch break.”