Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses Ultherapy in Dermatology Times
The February 2013 issue of Dermatology Times includes Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s expert commentary in an article titled “Assessing Ultherapy: Ultrasound device begins to make waves.” The article covers the evolution of Ultherapy and how recent changes have improved patient results. Dr. Joel Schlessinger also discusses his personal experience with performing Ultherapy in his practice.
Recent changes have made Ultherapy treatments more effective. Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.
Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin. Since the device was introduced in 2009, experts have expanded to new treatment areas and improved treatment heads designed to address different tissue layers of the face and neck for optimal results.
“Just as most energy-based devices become more efficient and effective as time goes on and patterns of success are delineated, the same has happened with Ultherapy,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger. “This is contributing to its overall success as a new modality.”
Dr. Joel Schlessinger also notes improvements in patient comfort during the procedure.
“We’ve discovered that higher energy levels don’t always correlate with more success. Yet they clearly create more discomfort,” he says. “Therefore, many of the treatment parameters have backed off from the initial higher energy settings.”
Dr. Joel Schlessinger also highlights increased patient satisfaction with Ultherapy.
Thanks to its concentrated treatment with virtually no downtime, Dr. Joel Schlessinger has seen an increase in Ultherapy over competing laser or energy-based devices.
“The main difference between this device and all other energy devices is the fact that Ultherapy delivers the energy to the exact area we want to tighten,” he says.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger is pleased his patients are showing an interest in Ultherapy. He says the new treatment areas are “responding quite nicely” with Ultherapy leaving “extraordinarily limited” side effects.
“We’ve been very pleasantly surprised with the results and patient acceptance of the treatment,” he says.
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