Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy now recommends and performs Ulthera® laser treatments
Those of you who have spoken with me in the last two to three years have probably heard that the Ulthera® ultrasound laser is rapidly becoming the gold standard treatment for lifting and tightening mild to moderate skin or fat sagging of the face and neck. Anyone who has been pregnant or had any internal issue knows that ultrasound waves have been used safely, painlessly and effectively to image and diagnose a variety of normal and abnormal medical issues. Ultrasound devices, which penetrate into internal organs such as the uterus, kidneys and heart, have been proven safe and effective for 50 years. The Ulthera® laser harnesses the power of ultrasound waves delivered at a very precise depth of deep (dermal) skin and subcutaneous fat to tighten the fibrous connective tissue in those areas.

The first model of the Ulthera® laser was effective, but painful to deliver. Knowing that the device would improve, I now perform Ulthera® treatments using the updated version of the laser, which only requires Tylenol® or Aleve® (we can discuss which one is right for you) 30 minutes before the procedure.

Who are the best patients for Ulthera®?

If you have a thin face/neck/body and are starting to notice mild or moderate sagging skin only (without underlying sagging fat), then Ulthera®  is a great treatment for you at any age, improving skin tightness by about 50 to 70 percent in one treatment, which may persist for three to five years!

If you are in your late 30s or 40s and are only 15 to 20 percent heavier than your ideal body weight, the Ulthera® laser can tighten skin and reduce fat in the neck, cheeks or body by about 50 percent in one treatment; results should persist three to five years, if your weight remains stable.

If you have had a face or neck lift in the past three to 15 years and feel that you need a “touch-up,” Ulthera® may be the perfect nonsurgical option for you.

Those who are more than 20 to 30 percent overweight or have severe skin sagging are not good candidates for the Ulthera® laser.

The logistics of Ulthera® are great.

The treatment takes about 20 minutes, and Dr. Jegasothy has personally perfected the “least painful” protocol for every area. There is mild swelling in the treated area for one to two days. Then you will return to baseline, and notice a slow, gradual tightening and lifting of the treated area from months one to six, when you will achieve your maximal improvement.

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Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 6:15 pm
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