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Two of the major characteristics of beautiful skin are the appearance of the surface and the support provided by subsurface tissues. On the surface, beautiful skin is smooth and supple with even coloration. Beneath the surface, strong supportive tissues help to preserve youthful contours. Dr. Mary Pentel and the team at Southside Dermatology provide our patients with a variety of skin-enhancing products and services that improve both the skin’s surface and supporting tissues. For advanced firming and tightening from the inside out, the treatment of choice may be Ultherapy™.

Ultherapy™ is designed to focus ultrasound energy into the structures that support supple, beautiful skin. The muscles that are treated with Ultherapy™ are the same ones that many people address through invasive cosmetic surgery such as a brow lift or facelift. Though there may be instances in which surgical treatment is necessary to achieve the desired result, Ultherapy™ offers a non-invasive alternative for many.

Ultherapy™ treatment from your experienced dermatologist can:

  • Add definition to the jawline
  • Firm the skin beneath the chin and on the neck
  • Reveal better contours by tightening the skin on the cheeks
  • Lift the corners of the mouth
  • Reduce sagginess on the eyelids and beneath the eyes
  • Minimize the appearance of nasolabial folds

What to expect

During an Ultherapy™ treatment session, the small transducer device is run over the skin. With each pass, lines of ultrasound waves are laid down. Aided by three-dimensional digital imaging, we can see below the surface of the skin to the target area, leading to precision of depth and optimal results.

On the first pass of the transducer, the supportive tissues deep within the skin are firmed and tightened by ultrasound waves. A second pass delivers energy to a shallower depth, stimulating the production of collagen for beautifully rejuvenated skin. Ultherapy™ is safe and effective. Comfort is maximized with specific measures such as numbing gel and oral medication as needed.

Ultherapy™ is a state-of-the-art treatment that requires no downtime. This is because ultrasound energy has no effect on the outer layer of skin. Sessions last from thirty to sixty minutes, after which patients resume their normal activities. Dr. Pentel will recommend the number of treatments deemed necessary in a private consultation. Ultherapy™ can also be combined with other skin-enhancing treatments such as laser resurfacing.

We put our experience to work for our patients. Contact The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology for your consultation.