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Ultherapy® –  For those who are looking for a way to rejuvenate their appearance and lift their lax skin but do not want to undergo a surgical facelift, Ultherapy®  may offer the perfect solution, says Dermatologist Dr. Bernard Gasch of the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Gasch and his highly-trained staff offer various cosmetic as well as medical dermatological treatments.  One of their increasingly popular procedures is Ultherapy®, which is a non-surgical and non-invasive, yet effective approach to lifting and tightening skin on the face, neck, and brow. Ultherapy® is the only FDA-approved non-invasive procedure that lifts sagging skin on the neck, under the chin, and above the eyebrows.

Utilizing a patented ultrasound technology, the Ultherapy® procedure involves targeting the exact location and depth of the appropriate treatment area.   Focused ultrasound energy is then delivered producing heat in the deeper layers of the skin which stimulates the growth of collagen, and restores elasticity, tone, and firmness to the treated area.  This effectively results in a lifting and tightening of the skin.

Unlike a surgical facelift, Ultherapy® does not involve any down-time.  There are no incisions or stitches.  In fact, patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately following their treatment.  The Ultherapy® procedure is ideal for women and men between the age of 30 and 65 who have mild to moderately sagging skin.

While Ultherapy® does not duplicate the immediate results of a surgical facelift, the procedure is highly-effective and less expensive.  Most patients will see immediate skin improvements after treatment and gradual, but significant lifting improvements in the following weeks. Patients who have already undergone other facial procedures, including previous facelift surgeries, lasers, or dermal fillers can also utilize Ultherapy® to enhance and prolong the effects of their cosmetic surgery.

Whether a patient seeks Ultherapy or other cosmetic procedure, Dr. Gasch and his staff at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery closely work with patients to determine their best course of treatment, so that they can achieve the beautiful and natural-looking results they desire.