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Ultrasound Stimulates Collagen Growth: Skin Tightening with Ulthera


Ulthera can tighten your skin and make that turkey neck disappear.

Having family and friends over for Thanksgiving can be stressful. Between all of the cooking and the house guests, you're probably also worried about how you'll look in all the photos. If you suffer from loose skin in the neck, often referred to as turkey neck, you're in luck. This Thanksgiving, leave the turkey neck for the turkeys.

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Over time, collagen in the skin stretches and begins to break down. The result is sagging skin that no longer has the elasticity it once did. The key to restoring skin's appearance is new collagen growth.

Ultherapy is a non-surgical ultrasound device that tightens skin and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. Today on The Doctors, Dr. Drew Ordon discusses Ulthera which is a new addition for physicians in the US. Ulthera works by sending ultrasonic waves of energy to the collagen in the skin, stimulating it to grow which tightens the skin and improves the overall appearance.

With Ulthera, physicians are able to see the layer of skin they're treating. Called DeepSEE technology, this is only available on the Ulthera device. The doctor can see on the screen exactly where he's delivering the ultrasonic energy so that he can focus the treatment where it's needed.

No anesthesia is needed and most patients report that Ulthera is pain free. There are no restrictions following the procedure and patients can return to work right away. It's a simple procedure that can be done during a lunch hour, and many patients see results right away with continued improvement over the next couple of months.