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blog_ultherapy_01.jpgThe newest lunchtime fix is Ultherapy, the non-ablative, FDA-approved ultrasound device. Heat currents are sent deep into skin’s dermal and fibro-muscular tissue layers (where fibroblasts produce collagen and elastin) in the face and neck area. With no need for topical numbing creams (pain is minimal and redness is reported to last for about an hour. Results are reportedly immediate, including tightening and lifting around the brow, upper lids and jowls, thanks to the newly strengthened collagen fibers that were fortified from the 45 minute-long procedure. “My first Ultherapy patient was fifty-five and she had that double chin, what we call a ‘turkey neck’,” said Manhattan dermatologist Patricia Wexler. “After doing just half her face she saw the difference and we both started to giggle from excitement!” Says Wexler, adding, “Patients get the improvement without looking overdone and they don’t feel like people are talking about them behind their backs.” It’s also the fix that keeps on fixing since collagen production continues to thrive for up to 3 months post-treatment with results lasting up to a year. Then there’s the safety benefit of the procedure that stems from the ultrasound machine’s monitor that allows doctors to control heat waves without disrupting healthy fat layers in skin. But unlike its baby-monitoring sister, don’t expect doctors to be able to tell the gender of collagen. Ultherapy.com

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