Apply the Heat
One of the hottest options available to combat sagging skin is Ulthera. And it is in the news again. The September 11, 2012 issue of the Wall Street Journal, “Fighting Wrinkles With Heat”, discussed facial rejuvenation treatments, including Ulthera, that use radio frequency or ultrasound energy to heat the tissue. Ulthera, also known as Ultherapy, uses ultrasound technology, where the sound waves deliver energy directed deep under the skin. This gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.The heat stimulates the growth of collagen. Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm-O'Brien have found that among their Ulthera patients, the greatest attraction to both men and women is that Ulthera is done in one treatment in the office and has virtually no downtime. It is more effective for mild sagging around the jawline and brows. However, for more significant laxity or moderate jowling and deeper wrinkles, other surgical and nonsurgical treatments are a more appropriate option. Dr. Russell Kridel and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates is one of the first private practices in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas to offer the new Ulthera technology.
To make an appointment to see if you are a candidate for Ultherapy, please call us at 713 526 5665.
-- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston, Texas