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Ultherapy Denver

An uplifting alternative to a facelift in South Denver – Greenwood Village and Lone Tree

AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgury, PC is proud to offer our patients a safe non-invasive skin tightening solution. Ultherapy, available at both of our offices in South Denver – Greenwood Village and Lone Tree, is a technologically advanced way to lift and tighten skin without surgery.

What Ultherapy can accomplish

Many individuals who want improvement in their jowls, a lift of their brows, or neck tightening do not want the downtime and risk associated with a facelift. The next best non-surgical option available is Ultherapy. Whereas as facelift achieves tightening by the surgical removal of excess skin, Ulthera achieves tightening by targeting the deep tissues of the skin with focused ultrasound energy that causes tissue contraction and collagen production. There are many advantages of Ultherapy as compared to surgical treatment and other alternatives including:

  • Ultherapy requires no anesthesia and it is performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients need only ibuprofen for pain control, but stronger oral pain medicine is available. With proper pretreatment medications, any discomfort felt should be minimal, and fade when the procedure is complete.
  • A natural result – This technique does not remove or rearrange skin and other facial tissues. Instead, it works by stimulating the development of new collagen and the tightening of existing collagen. As skin gradually tightens, it returns to a more youthful position and texture.
  • No scar – In today’s cosmetic surgery, the scars are disguised, usually by locating them near the hairline. However, an incision will leave a scar somewhere, no matter how the surgery is performed. With Ultherapy, there is no incision and therefore, no scar.
  • No downtime – You can resume your normal daily activities immediately after treatment, which only takes about an hour. Any lingering redness or tenderness in the treatment area should fade very quickly.
  • Precision treatment – Because Ultherapy utilizes advanced ultrasound technology, the practitioner can “see” beneath the skin to target the exact tissues that need tightening with no guesswork.
  • Continuing improvement – If you don’t want your dramatic change to be the subject of water-cooler gossip, you will appreciate the gradual, yet significant, improvement that develops over a period of about three months.

If you want to enjoy the benefits of Ultherapy, call AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC at 303.756.7546 (SKIN) and schedule a consultation.

Ultherapy Treatment

The benefits of Ultherapy in South Denver – Greenwood Village and Lone Tree

Ultherapy is an excellent option for toning, tightening, and lifting loose skin without surgery or downtime. It is designed to target layers beneath the skin, firming tissue and stimulating collagen-building activity. The provider can adjust the depth of Ulthera energy delivery with precision accuracy, allowing for enhanced safety and effectiveness.

A treatment in a class of its own

There are many unique benefits of Ultherapy, beginning with its noninvasive nature. While Ultherapy is not a replacement for cosmetic surgery, it is an excellent alternative for patients who do not want to go under the knife. It utilizes ultrasound technology to target deep tissues, causing a thermal reaction. You will feel a warming sensation in the treatment area during the procedure. This heat is not harmful, and it stimulates the body’s own rejuvenation capabilities. Thanks to exclusive DeepSee technology, the provider can adjust the energy delivery in real time with precision accuracy for optimal safety and results.

  • Structural layers of skin can be heated safely, without affecting the epidermis
  • Rather than light-based energy, Ultherapy utilizes micro-focused ultrasound waves
  • Significant improvement can be achieved with just one session
  • Treatment only takes about an hour, with minimal downtime
  • Indicated and cleared by the FDA for Non-Invasive Lifting
  • Over a decade of research and development went into refining and perfecting the technology. According to a clinical trial conducted by the Northwestern University, 89 percent of patients showed significant improvement in brow laxity (heavy brows)
  • Unlike surgery and other invasive techniques, Ultherapy does not involve significant downtime, or leave scars.
  • Unlike radiofrequency and laser devices, Ultherapy does not deliver heat through the skin surface. Instead, it penetrates the surface with ultrasound energy, safely targeting the (SMAS) (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer below the skin.
  • According to a study be Northwestern University, Ultherapy achieved a clinically significant amount of lifting in the brow area for 89 percent of patients.
  • Because there are no electrical or radiofrequency impulses, Ultherapy does not risk electrical shock, so a grounding plate is not needed. It is safe for virtually anyone, including patients with pacemakers.
  • Results usually develop within two or three months, and improvement can continue for up to six months.

Companion treatments for best results

Ultherapy is safe and highly effective, but, like any medical procedure, it has limitations. It is designed to address skin laxity, which is a significant factor in facial aging. However, it is not the only factor. Some patients with advanced laxity are not appropriate candidates for Ulthera. Ultherapy may be paired with other nonsurgical techniques such as:

  • Dermal fillers to replace lost volume
  • Neuromodulators (e.g. Botox) to soften rigid muscles
  • Chemical peels, laser or light therapy to improve the texture and pigmentation of skin

If you want to enjoy the benefits of Ultherapy, call AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgey, PC at 303.756.SKIN (7546)) and schedule a consultation.

Effective Ultherapy Treatment

Effective tissue tightening with Ultherapy treatment in South Denver – Greenwood Village and Lone Tree

AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC is proud to offer our patients state-of-the-art solutions for problems that have plagued humankind since the beginning of time. One of those problems is skin laxity. As we age, our skin loses moisture, elasticity, and firmness, largely due to the breakdown and decreased production of collagen. Ultherapy is a safe, gentle, non-surgical skin tightening treatment.

How Ultherapy works

There are many unique benefits to this procedure, beginning with its noninvasive nature. While Ultherapy is not a replacement for cosmetic surgery, it is an excellent alternative for patients who do not want to go under the knife. It utilizes ultrasound technology to target deep tissues, causing a thermal reaction. You will feel a warming sensation in the treatment area during the procedure. This heat is not harmful, and it stimulates the body’s own rejuvenation capabilities. Thanks to exclusive DeepSee technology, the provider can adjust the energy delivery in real time with precision accuracy for optimal safety and results.

What can Ultherapy accomplish?

The convenient procedure is completed in about an hour or less, depending on the treatment area, and there is no downtime. You can resume your normal routine immediately. Ultherapy is safe for all skin types and tones. Many patients see some immediate improvement after just one Ultherapy treatment, and the full results develop within about three months. Ultherapy may be used to treat:

  • Skin laxity, including drooping around the eyes, a downturned mouth, and general sagging
  • Skin texture, such as stiff, non-elastic, rough, or aged feeling skin
  • Wrinkles, fine lines, creases, and crinkled, crepe paper-like skin

When you choose AboutSkin, you know you are in good hands. Every member of our team is extensively trained, experienced, and exceptionally talented – and we are all dedicated to your best interests. After a comprehensive examination, and an in-depth discussion of your goals, we will help you decide if Ultherapy or another skin improvement solution is right for you. Often, multiple techniques are combined to achieve the best possible results. Call us at 303.756.SKIN (7546) and schedule a consultation today.

Sagging Skin Greenwood Village

The science behind Ultherapy treatment for sagging skin in South Denver – Greenwood Village or Lone Tree

The desire to slow or reverse the signs of aging is nothing new. Evidence of beautifying treatments has been found dating back to ancient civilizations. Although these primitive treatments likely had very little, if any effect, cosmetic enhancement became a reality in the 20th century. The first genuine medical solutions were surgical, and they carried significant risks, pain, and downtime. Effective, nonsurgical techniques began appearing just a few decades ago, and they have changed the face of cosmetic medicine.

Although the safety of surgery has improved dramatically in modern times, there is a growing number of people who simply don’t want to go under the knife. Image may be more important than ever, but time is more precious than ever. Today’s patients demand reliable results, safe treatments, and minimal disruption to their busy lives – and Ultherapy delivers!

Ultherapy skin tightening is truly in a class of its own. When it gained FDA approval in 2009, a new category of devices was created, because there were no other approved technologies for noninvasive lift. Ultherapy is unique in many ways:

  • Unlike surgery and other invasive techniques, Ultherapy does not involve significant downtime, or leave scars.
  • Unlike radiofrequency and laser devices, Ultherapy does not deliver heat through the skin surface. Instead, it penetrates the surface with ultrasound energy, safely targeting the (SMAS) (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer below the skin.
  • According to a study be Northwestern University, Ultherapy achieved a clinically significant amount of lifting in the brow area for 89 percent of patients.
  • Because there are no electrical or impulses, Ultherapy does not risk electrical shock, so a grounding plate is not needed. It is safe for virtually anyone, including patients with pacemakers.

AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC provides premier cosmetic and medical services to residents throughout the Denver area and beyond. We have two state of the art offices, conveniently located in South Denver – Greenwood Village and Lone Tree. If you want to enjoy the beautiful benefits of advanced technology, call 303-756-7546 (SKIN) and schedule an appointment.

Sagging Skin Lone Tree

Causes of sagging skin in South Denver – Greenwood Village and Lone Tree

Sagging skin is one of the first noticeable signs of aging, especially on the face. It begins with a subtle loss of elasticity, leaving you looking sad, tired, or haggard. You might see a few fine lines forming, and notice your skin acquiring a more lax and crinkled appearance. Over time, the sagging becomes worse until you have deeper wrinkles, folds, and jowls.

Modern aesthetic medicine offers a wide variety of solutions, and a combination of techniques is often used to restore a youthful appearance. The first step in understanding the solution is understanding the cause of the problem. In the case of sagging skin, age and UV exposure are the primary causes, but there are other factors as well.

  1. Age – Skin composition changes over time, even with excellent care. Collagen and elastin levels drop, certain muscles weaken, and skin layers become thinner. These effects, combined with the pull of gravity, cause skin begin to develop laxity.
  1. Sun exposure – Although aging is inevitable, it seems to happen more quickly for some people. One of the most significant factors determining the rate of aging is UV radiation exposure, which may come from natural sunlight or from indoor tanning lamps.
  1. Skin care – Dedicated use of sunscreen, along with a customized skincare regimen using quality products can help your skin stay firmer, more elastic, and more youthful. However, neglecting your skin can allow time, exposure to the elements, and other factors to wreak havoc with your skin unchecked.
  1. Other habits – Proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are good for your entire body, including your skin. Unhealthy habits such as smoking can have the unexpected side effect of severely exacerbating the aging process.

No one can stop time, but the right products and technologies in the right hands can certainly help turn back the hands and reset the clock to a more youthful appearance. Techniques such as dermal fillers, superficial skin tightening with Inifini, deeper skin tightening with Ulthera, laser resurfacing, and more can work together to address the various signs of aging for a truly natural and youthful appearance. At AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC we offer a comprehensive array of anti-aging solutions at our offices in South Denver in Greenwood Village and Lone Tree. Call us at 303.756.SKIN (7546) and schedule a consultation today.

Loose Skin Treatment Lone Tree

Ultherapy loose skin treatment: The lift that complements Lone Tree looks

Adults in the South Denver-Englewood and Lone Tree area care about their looks. You go to the gym, get your hair done, and choose attractive apparel. Dr. Joel Cohen and his aesthetic team at AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC suggest another means to look your attractive best. It’s called Ultherapy, and it is an effective, non-surgical treatment for loose skin under the chin, on the neck, at the brow, and on the upper chest.

Ultherapy utilizes safe, time-tested ultrasound technology for rejuvenation in two ways:

  • Collagen regeneration. The FDA-cleared device sends a controlled dose of ultrasound energy into deep dermal layers. It bypasses surface skin without damage, but focuses on tissues beneath, creating a thermal response. As those deeper skin cells heat up, the body reacts by producing new collagen for healing. Tissues tighten from within, pulling surface skin into firmer, more youthful contours.
  • Visual precision. You are probably familiar with the concept of ultrasound imaging, which allows expectant mothers to see pictures of their babies still in the womb. A visual recording is made as harmless, inaudible sound waves bounce off of tissues and organs. The Ultherapy platform includes ultrasound imaging on a computer screen. That allows Dr. Cohen to see exactly where delivery of ultrasound thermal energy will create the most advantageous results.

The beauty of Ultherapy is that it utilizes the body’s own natural healing processes, without need for surgery or medications. Each patient responds differently to the sensation of ultrasound energy, but it is typically well tolerated and felt only during treatment. Some patients experience slight redness, swelling, or tenderness but it is temporary. There is essentially no downtime following Ultherapy treatment. You may return to work or usual activities immediately and wear makeup.

Over the next two to three months collagen production in treated areas goes into high gear, creating visibly firmer, smoother skin. Usually just one Ultherapy treatment is needed for desired results, but additional sessions may be scheduled for more lift. Over time, as skin continues to age, periodic treatments maintain skin tightness.

Surgical facelift removes excess skin and tightens underlying muscles. It is important to have realistic expectations. Ultherapy does not duplicate the effects of facelift surgery. However, starting this natural healing therapy at the first signs of aging can keep sagging skin at bay.

Call AboutSkin today at 303.756.SKIN (7546) to learn more about Ultherapy and other non-surgical skin rejuvenation techniques.

Loose Skin

Why Denver area residents get loose skin

The Denver area is a wonderful place to live – about 650,000 residents are testament to that, making it the 24th most populous city in the United States. More then 31 percent of those Denverites are over the age of 44. If you are one of them, you may be noticing signs of aging, including loose skin. AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC has offices in South Denver-Englewood and Lone Tree to help patients throughout the area learn more about this situation and find solutions.

The causes of loose skin

It’s easy to simply blame lax skin on the passage of time, but some complex functions are occurring behind the scenes to cause it.

  • Healthy, firm skin is supported by a strong meshwork of connective tissue. Elastin gives flexibility and collagen provides structure. As we age our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, and lose ability to retain these protein fibers. Environmental factors also break them down. Skin looses its youthful suppleness and droops.
  • Loss of volume also plays a role in loose facial skin. Over time muscle tone, hydration, fat, and bone density in the face diminishes. That reduced framework contributes to the appearance of laxity.
  • Weight loss, especially large amounts dropped quickly, allows skin to sag.

Denver’s contribution to loose skin

The Denver area has about 245 days of sunshine annually. Ultraviolet exposure damages skin, destroying collagen and elastin, causing loss of elasticity. Denver’s semi-arid climate and large temperature swings add to the problem by drying skin out.

A skin tightening solution that works!

Dr. Joel Cohen recommends Ultherapy as an effective non-surgical approach to treating loose skin. Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared device that triggers collagen regeneration in deep tissue layers, without harming surface skin.

Your skin is cleansed and coated with a coupling gel. The doctor guides a handpiece over treatment areas (typically the brow, under the chin, neck, and décolletage). Ultrasound imaging gives Dr. Cohen a clear view of tissue layers, enabling him to deposit energy precisely into the most beneficial zones. You feel the sensation of energy entering your skin and creating a thermal response beneath the surface, but treatment is generally well tolerated. Your skin may appear slightly flushed, or feel tender, tingly, or swollen, but those side effects are mild and temporary. There is no downtime – you may return to normal activities right away.

Over the next two to three months, skin lifts and tightens noticeably as your body regenerates collagen. Many patients get desired results from one 60 to 90 minute session, but depending on your specific response to ultrasound, additional treatments may be needed for optimal results.

Are you ready to learn more about Ultherapy and other non-surgical skin tightening options? Call AboutSkin today at 303.756.SKIN (7546).

Sagging Skin Treatment Englewood

Doctors in Englewood address the science of sagging skin

It is virtually inevitable – as we age we develop sagging skin, especially visible on the brow, face, neck, and upper chest. It isn’t a health threat, but it can be distressing, causing you to look older than you feel. As the owner of that complexion, it is easy to focus only on the symptoms. As Board certified dermatologists, however, the doctors at AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC (with offices in South Denver-Englewood and Lone Tree) delve into the science of sagging skin to arrive at effective solutions.

Ultrasound technology for firmer skin

Breakdown of collagen is a primary cause of sagging skin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that creates a strong mesh giving structure to surface skin. Over time our bodies produce less collagen, allowing skin to droop. The secret to firmer skin is regeneration of collagen. Ultrasound energy is an effective means to trigger collagen production. Properly administered, ultrasound energy bypasses surface skin as it warms deep dermal layers, stimulating the body’s natural neocollagenesis process.

What about home ultrasound devices?

While home ultrasound devices are available for aesthetic improvement of skin, Dr. Joel Cohen and his team at AboutSkin caution patients to consider these critical factors:

  • Safety. Home devices can result in hotspots, where tissue is excessively heated resulting in discomfort and possible tissue damage. Professional application is carefully controlled and safe.
  • Effectiveness. Used properly, home devices may cause no harm, but do they actually help sagging skin? Ultrasound skin tightening administered by a Board certified dermatologist precisely targets tissue layers where treatment is most beneficial, for effective result.
  • Combination protocols. Lax skin is just one of the visible signs of aging. A comprehensive rejuvenation plan addresses other factors with appropriate skin care products, resurfacing techniques, neuromodulators, and dermal fillers.
  • Medical supervision. A dermatologist is uniquely qualified to recognize and analyze potential skin problems. When you seek professional aesthetic skin care, you have the assurance of the doctor’s watchful eye for overall skin wellness.

AboutSkin utilizes the FDA-cleared Ultherapy skin tightening technique. It combines the effectiveness of ultrasound neocollagenesis with the precision of ultrasound imaging, delivered in the safety of a clinical environment.

Call AboutSkin today to learn more about Ultherapy and other skin rejuvenation innovations. The number is 303.756.SKIN (7546).

Sagging Skin

Patients in Denver area treated to ultrasound solution for sagging skin

Sagging skin is a primary cause of wrinkles. Droops add years to your appearance, from eyebrows to décolletage. Once, the only feasible treatment was surgical removal of excess skin to reduce laxity. Today patients in the Denver area have a non-surgical option. Dr. Joel Cohen and his team at AboutSkin Denver Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC use innovative Ultherapy technology to deliver lift and firmness for younger looking skin.

Why skin sags

As we age our faces lose natural volume – a combination of internal hydration, fatty tissue, muscle, and bone. At the same time our bodies begin to produce less of the protein called collagen that gives skin structure and firmness. You might think of it as putting on a sweater that is a few sizes too large. In much the same way that the extra fabric would drape into folds, aging skin falls more loosely over this reduced substructure.

Understanding ultrasound

Ultrasound (or sonography) is based on sound waves. A transducer emits high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard by the human ear. The device records the echoes of those sound waves as they bounce off of soft tissues and organs, producing images on a computer screen.

New application for time tested technology

The history of ultrasound therapy actually dates back to World War II when sonar systems were used to navigate submarines. It became obvious that the high intensity ultrasound waves were killing fish by heating them. The discovery led to important research into therapeutic and healing potential for deep tissue heating. Ultrasound has been used in this manner since the 1940s for physical and occupational therapy.

Ultherapy utilizes ultrasound technology in two ways to lift and rejuvenate. First, the FDA cleared instrument deposits focused ultrasound energy into deep dermal layers, without harm to surface skin. That creates a carefully controlled thermal response that triggers neocollagenesis – stimulation of fresh, new collagen bundles. Second, ultrasound imaging allows the doctor to clearly identify layers of tissue where treatment will be most beneficial.

There are no injections, cutting, or sutures and none of the risks associated with anesthetic. Plus, there’s minimal downtime with Ultherapy. You may return to work or usual activities next day.

As your body regenerates collagen naturally, skin begins to lift and tighten visibly (usually in two to three months). Often only one initial treatment is needed for desired results, but your own unique physiology determines your response to Ultherapy. No procedure can stop aging, but with good external skin care, Ultherapy results are long lasting. Most patients are so pleased that they schedule periodic touch up sessions.

Are you ready for a new solution to sagging skin? Call AboutSkin at 303.756.SKIN (7546) to schedule an Ultherapy consultation at our South Denver-Englewood location or in Lone Tree.