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Tighten and Lift Lax Skin with Ultrasound Therapy in the Denver Area

Youthful skin has plentiful collagen and elastin, two proteins that provide structure and stability. Aging causes these elements to diminish, which leads to the development of tissue laxity, especially in the lower face. While some people turn to facelift surgery to address these changes, not everyone wants or needs a procedure that involves incisions and a significant recovery period. For women and men who want to avoid scalpels and sutures as they restore collagen and elastin for a more youthful-looking appearance, Ultherapy at the Denver area’s AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery is an ideal option.

Numerous clinical studies have proven the efficacy and safety of Ultherapy. Dr. Joel Cohen and the AboutSkin team have participated in multiple clinical Ultherapy trials and are extremely experienced with the treatment. They explain to patients that Ultherapy is not a replacement for surgery, but it is an effective non-invasive treatment that can deliver significant but more modest results. Ultherapy is the best nonsurgical option available for skin lifting.

How Does Ultherapy Work?

Because collagen is key to a youthful appearance, Ultherapy focuses on activating natural processes that produce this vital protein. The device administers microfocused ultrasound energy, which passes through the surface of the skin and creates a thermal effect in deeper layers. This heat prompts cells to begin creating new collagen, and subsequent tightening and lifting of lax skin.

Skin in the treated area may appear slightly red for a few hours after a session. This may be sometimes accompanied by mild swelling, tenderness, or tingling lasting an average of one to two days. It is safe to use on darker skin types.

Over the course of several months, as collagen levels rise in the skin, the result is a tighter, more lifted appearance.

The results can last up to a year or longer, with the specific duration depending on an individual’s natural aging processes. Newly created collagen breaks down over time. Follow-up Ultherapy sessions can help patients to maintain their desired appearance. Maintenance treatments are scheduled 12 to 18 months apart (24 months if for younger patients aged 30 to 45). It can be particularly useful in patients who have previously undergone a facelift and want to preserve their results.

What Areas Can Ultherapy Treat?

Sagging skin develops most prominently on the neck (including laxity under chin), jawline, lower face, and brow. The FDA has cleared Ultherapy to treat all of these areas, as well as to smooth out lines and wrinkles that appear on the décolletage. The upper chest is often an area where early signs of aging first appear. Independent studies show it can be effective on laxity of the knees, thighs, buttocks, elbows, and upper arms.

What Other Treatments Can Address Laxity and Related Problems?

In addition to Ultherapy, AboutSkin Dermatology offers Genius RF, a microneedling device that uses radiofrequency energy to induce collagen production in layers superficial to those treated by Ultherapy. Each option has unique benefits, and a member of the AboutSkin team can help to determine which is best for a specific patient. Combined treatment is even possible when there is deeper laxity and more superficial wrinkling, for example, on the neck.

Certain dermal fillers are also effective solutions to the problem of mild facial laxity due to volume loss. Collagen and fat depletion in the mid-face can cause skin to sag, leading to the development of jowls and a soft, poorly defined jawline. Restoring volume in the “apple” of the cheeks and along the jawline creates structural support that lifts the skin and reveals the smoothened jawline contours again.

While “turkey neck” is a laxity-related cosmetic issue, many patients also find that excess fat creates the undesirable look of a double chin. Injectable Kybella® addresses this by dissolving fat cells for a slimmer look.





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Dr. Cohen is 'a derm's derm' -- his published research and opinions are sought after by other dermatologists obsessed with the latest innovations in cosmetic dermatology, including lasers, neuromodulators, and fillers. He's also trained many of these derms. Dr. Cohen is arguably one of the best in the U.S., though he's not flashy or self promoting --just intensely focused on achieving elegant, successful results. I stumbled into his practice quite by accident, and could not be happier. His PA Christina is also phenomenal.


I am so pleased with the high level of expertise and care I have received from Dr. Cohen, Dr. Ho and his medical assistants Cristina and Emily. From the Mohs surgery, to a multitude of lasers, to skin checks; the doctors  have been extremely conscientious and strive to have a relationship with their patients.  I am thrilled with the results of my cosmetic procedures and surgery.  In addition, They are kind and very humble providers. It truly is an honor to be a patient of Dr. Cohen and to be a valued patient of his medical practice. Truly the best in the country.. and The World. Thank you Dr. Cohen and Dr. Ho and staff!

Chris J

Have been a patient of Dr. Stoler for a long time. She knows me well and takes excellent care of my skin. Also gives good and appropriate advice!

Judy Saul

Dr. Joel Cohen was highly recommended to me by several other dermatologists for his expertise in laser technology. I was not only impressed with the treatment I received from Dr. Cohen, but also his wonderful, highly skilled staff. The entire experience was top notch!

Linda Aibel

This is the BEST dermatology and cosmetic location you will ever find! Truthfully they give all the attention and care anyone could ask for. I’m always blown away at their kindness and their service. Doctor Jade Fettig always takes her time to talk to me, answer any questions and recommend the best treatment. Highly highly recommend AboutSkinDermatology. You will love it there too guaranteed! =)

Roberta Rachkovsky

Dr. Stoler is the best!

Karen Maxwell

I have been a patient of About Skin Dermatology for over 12 years. Everyone that I have ever encountered at this practice has been knowledgeable and very kind. I see both Dr. Ho and Dr. Cohen. My skin has not looked this good in years. My whole family goes to this practice. I would highly recommend About Skin Dermatology.


Dr Fettig was great- took her time with me and answered my questions. She has a nice bedside manner and good sense of humor.

Cindy Wells

I used Dr. Cohen for a Mohs procedure. He is fellowship trained and extremely competent. Dr. Cohen remained involved in my follow up care with a plastic surgeon and was always readily accessible and available to address my concerns. Both he and the office staff are caring and committed to providing the highest level of professional service. I highly recommend Dr. Cohen. I think it’s very nice.

Richard Z

I have been impressed with my Botox treatment from Dr Cohen at AboutSkin Dermatology. He and his staff are incredibly professional and pleasant. Maddie is always flexible and accommodating with my hectic schedule. Dr. Cohen takes time and a genuine interest in his patients. I highly recommend him for any cosmetic procedures.

Kendra W

Dr Stephen Ho is a fantastic dermatologist. He takes the time to listen to concerns and he patiently and thoroughly explains procedures and diagnostics.

Ben Reeves

Dr. Jade Fettig is so kind, thoughtful, and good at what she does. You can tell she really cares about her patients and makes what could be awkward check-ups into comfortable, and pleasant experiences.The office lounge is clean, updated and really relaxing. Absolutely recommend her as a provider!

Carrie Konczal

Dr Rothstein is amazing. Very thorough during her exams and explains everything as she goes along. The staff is great as well! Best physician I have in the Denver area.

Philip Yost

Dr. Joel Cohen is a superbly skilled dermatologist as well as a most caring doctor who always put his patient's best interest first and foremost

Diana Lee