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With today’s technology, most dermatologists are able to help turn back the hands of time. Concerns such as skin laxity and extra fat on the body are treatable without plastic surgery. Dr. Cheryl Burgess is a board certified dermatologist at the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and works closely with patients in the Washington, DC area who are ready to treat common problems such as a sagging neck.
The sagging neck may be caused by excess fat below the chin or by skin laxity. Skin becomes relaxed due to the natural loss of collagen after the age of thirty. Patients will notice their skin becoming less firm and therefore, it can cause the development of fine lines and wrinkles. The jowls can also become an issue and Dr. Cheryl Burgess can help this concern as well. Instead of surgical procedures that can remove excess skin but leave scarring, another option is available known as Ultherapy.
Ultherapy is a special procedure that uses a device that emits ultrasound energy to tighten and tone specific areas of the skin. When used on the neck area, it can tighten the skin and therefore eliminate the excess, sagging skin that is contributing to an aged appearance. Dr. Cheryl Burgess and her team of professionals work closely with patients to help them find out if Ultherapy is appropriate for their specific needs.
Ultherapy is done discreetly in our practice and within a relatively short period. There is no downtime, no healing, no scarring and no anesthetics needed to achieve a more attractive look. However, patients must understand that the results are not immediate but rather gradual as the skin begins to build collagen and it tightens and firms over the course of several weeks.
If you live in or around Washington, DC, Dr. Cheryl Burgess is excited to teach you about the benefits of Ultherapy treatment for tightening and toning the skin. Contact our practice today to book an evaluation to find out if Ultherapy is right for you!