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Over the years, the skin naturally loses collagen. When this happens, the skin loses its firmness. Skin laxity is a common problem not only on the face but on the body. This also occurs in patients who have lost considerable weight and notice loose skin around the midsection or the upper arms. While plastic surgery is always an option, it can be risky, expensive and require extensive downtime. Thanks to continued advances in dermatologic technology, patients can now enjoy skin tightening solutions that are non-invasive, including Ultherapy®.
By using ultrasound energy, Ultherapy® can target the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and reduce skin laxity dramatically over time. Tightening the skin with this method does not require cutting or anesthetics. Patients enjoy their treatment right at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and can return to their busy day without interruption. This is a huge benefit for patients in and around the community who want to avoid the hassle of surgical interventions.
Ultherapy® is safe and effective. The device is cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration. It has provided amazing results for many patients in our practice and continues to be a popular option for those with mild to moderate skin laxity.
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy which will warm the skin. Patients find this to be tolerable heat and will not need topical anesthetics during their appointment. Ultherapy® targets specific areas and not only tightens skin but can be used to address unwanted fat. Both fat reduction and skin tightening can occur with just one treatment, though many patients are urged to schedule a set of treatments for optimum results. When administered by a dedicated dermatological professional, patients enjoy a quality outcome!
Patients are welcome to contact the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery to make an appointment with Dr. Cheryl Burgess and her team. Call today at one of two convenient locations – Annapolis, Maryland ((202) 955-5757) or Washington, DC ((410) 224 1195 ).