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Ultherapy — For many individuals, the appearance of sagging and wrinkled skin on the face and neck defines one’s aging process.  Until recently, the only solution for eliminating the often-embarrassing appearance of excess skin was a surgical facelift. Fortunately, now, there is a much less invasive method for treating the appearance of sagging skin.

Dr. Bernard Gasch, of the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, Portland, Oregon, recommends the FDA-approved Ultherapy® procedure as a non-surgical, non-invasive, yet effective approach to lifting and tightening skin on the face and neck.  “Ultherapy® utilizes a patented ultrasound technology to heat specific areas of the neck and face to help correct the skin from the inside out.”

The first part of the Ultherapy procedure involves using an ultrasound imaging system to pinpoint the exact location of the appropriate treatment area. The ultrasound energy is then delivered to the treated area helping to stimulate the growth of collagen deeply within the skin, restoring elasticity and firmness to the area.  The procedure is usually well-tolerated and is relatively quick to perform resulting in no downtime for the patient, states Dr. Gasch.

“The best candidates for Ultherapy® are those with mild to moderately loose skin. Patients who usually seek this surgery are usually between the ages of 30 and 65,” Dr. Gasch explains.  “While Ultherapy® does not duplicate the immediate results of a surgical facelift, it is a highly-effective and less expensive alternative for patients who are looking to avoid invasive procedures. The procedure does not involve any downtime, making it ideal for busy patients. Most patients will start seeing improvements in skin immediately after treatment, with more gradual but significant improvements in the following weeks.”

Dr. Gasch has an extensive amount of experience and expertise in cosmetic and medical dermatology. Along with the highly trained staff at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, Dr. Gasch strives to provide the very best in patient care and satisfaction.

Interested individuals in the Portland, Beaverton, and Hillsboro areas are encouraged to learn more about Ultherapy®.