Joel Schlessinger MD Discusses Ultherapy Treatments with Omaha World-Herald
Ultherapy is a non-invasive anti-aging procedure offered by Joel Schlessinger MD and Skin Specialists.
In a recent article titled “Omaha doc offers heat-based alternative to ‘facelift’,” Joel Schlessinger MD discusses how Ultherapy works and who qualifies for the treatment. This procedure is a non-invasive “facelift” that uses ultrasound waves to encourage a firmer appearance.
During this treatment, a trained technician places and triggers the device across pre-marked areas of the face and neck. The micro-burst of energy bypasses the first three layers of the skin to deliver heat to the layer of your skin where collagen is located and stimulates the formation of new collagen. This process firms and tightens skin to reverse loss of elasticity.
This anti-aging treatment requires no downtime and is ideal for younger patients, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.
Ultherapy is a quick procedure, only taking about an hour with results that last for well over a year. Patients describe this treatment as mildly uncomfortable with a slight sting. “Patients don’t require pain medication after the procedure,” Joel Schlessinger MD said. “There’s no down time either.” Ultherapy is suitable for patients in their 30s to 70s without major issues in sagging skin.
Joel Schlessinger MD believes Ultherapy is a major game changer in skin rejuvenation.
This firming treatment is a great alternative to a facelift and is especially beneficial for younger patients. “A lot of things promised lifting and tightening and didn’t work,” Schlessinger said about facial procedures. And although Ultherapy is not the same as a surgical facelift that cuts away skin, he said, “It provides a certain degree of improvement in skin laxity and may even keep you from having surgery later.”
The article also focuses on the growing popularity of facial procedures over body procedures like liposuction and breast augmentations.