Save the turkey neck for the turkey

Now that Halloween is behind us, the holidays are coming in full force.  It’s time to start getting ready for Thanksgiving around the corner, and we want to make sure there is only one turkey at the table! Today we want to focus on one of our all time favorite procedures, Ultherapy.  Ultherapy is an ideal treatment for the ever dreaded “turkey neck” It is the ONLY FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the chest.  The Ultherapy procedure stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer typically addressed in cosmetic surgery—without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.

Top 5 things we love about Ulthera:

  1. Ulthera harnesses the power of ultrasound technology.  Ultrasound has been around for more than 50 years and has been established as safe and effective. It relies on ultrasound therapy to deliver its collagen-boosting treatment. It also incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows us to see the layers of tissue we are treating, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.
  2. There’s no downtime or restrictions post procedure associated with Ultherapy.  We do recommend injectable anesthetic, which has the potential to cause a small pinpoint bruise, but typically patients can go about their day uninterrupted.
  3. It’s the perfect procedure for those of us who aren’t ready, or don’t want plastic surgery.  While it doesn’t duplicate the results of surgery, it’s a clinically proven non-invasive alternative.
  4. It’s not a laser…meaning Ultherapy can be used effectively and safely year-round, unlike lasers that have restrictions during the sunny summer months.
  5. Lastly, results from Ultherapy are PERMANENT!  We are making a change in your actual collagen growth, so the results you get are there to stay.  We of course continue to age, but we do it at a slower rate with the help from Ulthera.  Results are expected to last around two years and it is perfectly safe to have multiple Ultherapy treatments in the future.

To find out more about Ultherapy, call our office for a free cosmetic consultation with one of our experienced providers!  At our consultations, we can show you before/after photos, give you pricing, and set out clear expectations for the procedure, so you can determine if Ultherapy is the right treatment for you!

Get fit for summer!

When we talk about getting fit for summer….most of us are thinking fat reduction, look good in a bikini fit. Today, we’re talking about another way to get fit, with Ultherapy! Ultherapy is an excellent way to give your face, neck, or chest some naturally occurring collagen building using ultrasound technology.  Perfectly safe to do any time of the year.  Ultherapy is basically a muscle workout for the area being treated.  It disrupts the collagen in the area treated, causing your own body to reorganize and thus build new collagen in the area.

Ulthera has the first and only FDA clearance to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and above the brow non-invasively.  It is also cleared to treat the chest area for improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. The system allows us to safely image the areas we are treating with ultrasound waves to ensure an optimal treatment experience.  It works by delivering ultrasound energy non-invasively and selectively into the dermal layer.  Over time, weak collagen is reorganized and strengthened with the growth of new collagen, which tightens and lifts the skin. This usually takes around a 3 month period of time to see the full results, but the results are permanent.

The Benefits.  A lifted and toned appearance after just one treatment.  Ultherapy is natural, non-invasive and requires little to no downtime.  For those of us not ready for surgery, Ultherapy is the perfect alternative.

WDC was the first to bring Ultherapy to the Wilmington market and is also the on Ultra Premier practice in all of North Carolina.  When you’re spending the money on these type of procedures, make sure you go to someone who knows what they’re doing to ensure optimal results!  Think you may be a candidate and want to learn more?  Call our office to schedule a complimentary consult with our cometic coordinator and she can go over what to expect.  910-256-4350.

Summer of Savings

We have some major savings happening in June and some accomplishments all around for WDC.  We have been recognized as the #1 Botox Dermatologist in all of NC.  AND the top injectable provider in eastern NC for Kybella, Voluma, Juvederm and Botox.  We have also been recognized as the Top 100 Restylane Silk practice in the nation and with Ultherapy as the top practice in all of NC -The only Ultra Premiere Practice in the entire state! We want to give a huge thank you to our amazing patients for making this happen and also send some special discounts your way in celebration.

During the month of June only we are having a special on Kybella- the first FDA approved injectable to treat the submental or double chin area.  Choose your savings on 1 or 2 Treatments. $100 off of a Kybella treatment session OR Save on both Kybella and Botox treatments (25 unit minimum)  when administered at the same appointment, for a total savings of $200. Ends June 30th. Treatment must be administered in June for these discounts and you must have a Brilliant Distinctions account for discounts.  We can sign you up for this Allergen Savings program if you aren’t already a member.

In celebration of summer and WDC being recognized as a top 100 Restylane Silk provider nationwide, and the only Presidential Champion Account in Coastal NC, we are offering a special to the first 100 individuals looking for facial rejuvenation this summer with Dysport.

100 Dysport Days of Summer – Starting in June

Combine a Dysport treatment for fine lines and wrinkles with any of the following dermal fillers:

  • Restylane – correct facial lines and folds
  • Restylane Lyft – provide fullness to cheeks
  • Restylane Silk – lip enhancement
  • Sculptra – restore volume

and receive $100 off your treatment package.

Call our office to schedule your appointment today!

 

 

Lift and Tighten- without surgery!

Do you want to lift and tighten the skin, but don’t want the risk and downtime associated with surgery…..Ultherapy may be your answer! Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck and under-chin.

Now, FDA-cleared to improve décolletage(chest) lines and wrinkles!

How does Ultherapy work? It harnesses the power of ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck and chest. Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years—and Ultherapy has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and in more than 350,000 treatments worldwide.

Ultherapy relies on ultrasound therapy to deliver its collagen-boosting treatment. It also incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue they are treating, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial. – Ultherapy.com

 How long does it take? Ultherapy is typically done in about 1.5hrs in office. While there is no downtime associated with the procedure, in order to make our patients more comfortable, we can administer injectable lidocaine before treatment (this does have the potential to bruise, which could last up to a week).

Results? The results are not immediate, but do take a full three months to see optimal results. Clinically we have found that our patients even look better a year from the procedure, since it is a collagen-building device that builds the collagen over time.

We love that this procedure has no risks with sun exposure, making it the perfect procedure really for any time of the year, but especially summer since some of our other treatments are no no’s. Ultherapy is also an amazing procedure to give you that refreshed and youthful appearance when you really aren’t at the point of surgery, or just don’t want to put yourself through an optional risky procedure.

Ultherapy was first introduced to Wilmington, NC through our practice in fall of 2011 and since then have gained recognition as the top Ultherapy provider in all of North Carolina in 2013 and 2014. Through our years of noted success and expertise with Ultherapy , we developed a number of unique treatment packages to enable the best and longest lasting results for each patient. Wilmington Dermatology Center offers free cosmetic procedure consultations for all procedures, where our providers customize a plan to best suit your needs. Contact us for more information regarding our consults and further information on the Ultherapy procedure at Wilmington Dermatology Center.

 

Fight aging with Ultherapy!

So many of us are plagued by the effects of aging and the loosening of skin in many unwanted places The thought of surgery is not only terrifying, but expensive…or maybe we aren’t quite ready to go under the knife yet! That’s where Ultherapy comes into play. This non-invasive procedure is the only FDA approved treatment to actually lift the eyebrow, neck, under chin area, and even treat the wrinkling skin on your chest. The beauty of the procedure is it’s a one-time procedure with lasting results and little to no downtime.

The gist: While surgery is still always the golden standard in seeing the most dramatic results, as we all know, it doesn’t come without risk. Ultherapy is the perfect procedure to improve the tone and give you a minimal lift without any of the risk. Ultherapy uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally.

WDC was the first practice to introduce Ultherapy to the area and has since proven our success and client satisfaction with this procedure by being recognized as the top Ultherapy® provider in all of North Carolina for consecutive years. We are also the only practice recognized as an Ultra Treatment Provider in Wilmington in 2015.  Through our experience we have become experts in putting together exclusive packages for our patients in the quest to achieve fulfill full facial rejuvenation. Ultherapy is it’s own unique tool in our cosmetic toolbox.

If you’re interested in finding out where Ultherapy fits, or some tricks of the trade by the Ulthera experts at WDC then join us for our lunchtime presentation on all of the treatments and techniques to achieve full facial rejuvenation without surgery! There are many non-invasive treatments that can help you look your best and we’re here to help you decide what will benefit you the most. Enjoy exclusive discounts for event attendees Lunch will be served. Please call our office or email us to RSVP as seating is limited.

910-256-4350 or office@wilmingtondermatologycenter.com

Ultherapy: New Protocol Research Study

Lift, tone, and tighten without surgery! Sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t, it’s Ultherapy! Ulthera has the first an only FDA clearance to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and above the brow noninvasively.  It is also cleared to treat the chest area for improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. The system allows us to safely image the areas we are treating to ensure an optimal treatment experience.

Wilmington Dermatology Center was the first to introduce Ulthera in the Wilmington market.  We have performed numerous treatments for the past three years and we have been identified as an Ultra Premiere Practice based on our volume.

In our continuous mission to ensure the most effective and beneficial treatment to our patients, WDC is taking part in a research study focused on a new treatment protocol for the Ulthera system.

During the month of August we will begin recruiting for a future study on the efficacy and efficiency of a new treatment protocol for the Ulthera system for lifting and tightening the face and neck.  Ulthera has been a great success for many of our patients and we are excited to assist in the continued development of this product.

If you are an adult 30-65 years of age in good health, with skin laxity (loose skin on the face and neck), you may be a candidate for this study.  Several restrictions apply including if you have had certain cosmetic treatments in the past.  If you are interested in learning more about this study and whether you would be a candidate, contact Cindy or Laura in our research department at:  office@wilmingtondermatologycenter.com or by phone at 910-256-4350.  When prompted, select the # option to be connected to research.

Five reasons why Ultherapy is the go to Summer Treatment

While other laser treatments are off-limits during the summer months with all our time in the sun, Ulthera, the noninvasive ultrasound treatment shines!  Ulthera, the summer friendly treatment is the noninvasive way to tighten skin without surgery.  Everybody wants to avoid downtime, and with Ulthera the no downtime treatment allows you to keep to your busy fun filled schedule.  You can even enjoy the suns rays (with sunscreen of course) without worrying about ruining the benefits of this treatment.  Ulthera is great for the face, and neck, and now has just been cleared to treat sagging skin on the Decollete.

So why do we love Ultherapy at WDC? The treatment specifically targets the deep foundation below the skin – the one typically addressed in cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. There is no downtime after treatment, so you’ll be able to return to your everyday life and you can head straight for the beach with your hat and sunscreen in hand.

Ultherapy fills an unmet need for those looking to non-surgically treat sagging skin, especially in hard-to-treat areas such as the neck, under the chin and above the brow.” Ultherapy works from the inside-out to lift and tighten non-invasively.  Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, delivering focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin–to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift.  The skin’s response to this energy is to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and elastin. This response is what tightens and lifts the skin. It’s a simple one-time treatment with results that can last from 3 to 5 years.

Breaking News! Ulthera has just received FDA clearance to non-invasively treat the chest to improve lines and wrinkles of the décolleté.  The Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment utilizes the System’s signature imaging and micro-focused ultrasound therapy capabilities and takes about 30 minutes to administer. The treatment stimulates the natural formation of collagen and elastin in the skin’s foundation to gradually smooth chest wrinkles.

NewBeauty’s Annual Beauty Choice Awards also named Ultherapy the “Best In-Office Treatment.” As a compliment to that, Wilmington Dermatology Center is an Ultra Premier Ultherapy Treatment Provider – a top account.  If the facts on Ulthera are not enough to jump start your summertime rejuvenation, we have something to help you make it happen!  As a summertime promotion, WDC is offering $100 off of an Ultherapy treatment for the month of July and if you refer a friend, who books a treatment in July, receive $200 off! Schedule your Ultherapy treatment now and achieve tighter, firmer skin by fall.  Not sure if you are a candidate, give us call and schedule a free no-pressure, informative consultation with Caroline our cosmetic coordinator.

How To Tighten Up Sagging Neck Skin with Ulthera

What are my options for tightening the skin under my neck?

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to tighten the skin under your neck without surgery and extensive downtime?  Well we have the treatment of the season to do just that… Ultherapy.  This non-invasive procedure is the only FDA approved treatment to actually lift skin under your neck.  A favorite of our patients, Ultherapy can lift and tighten the lose skin under your neck, getting rid of what many refer to as the “turkey neck.” This is why Ultherapy is our treatment pick of the fall, leave the turkey neck for the bird and give thanks to Ultherapy this holiday season!

3 Things you Should Know About Ulthera

  1. The Skinny. Ulthera treatments are a non-invasive, laser-free, surgery-free, injection-free way of tissue lifting using ultrasound technology.  It works by delivering ultrasound energy non-invasively and selectively into the dermal layer.  Over time, weak collagen is reorganized and strengthened with the growth of new collagen, which tightens and lifts the skin.
  2. The Benefits.  A lifted and toned appearance after just one treatment.  Ultherapy is natural, non-invasive and requires little to no downtime.  For those of us not ready for surgery, Ultherapy is the perfect alternative.
  3. It’s Not Just for the Neck.  Ultherapy is great for the turkey neck but also FDA approved for other hard to treat areas including skin under the chin, along the jaw line, and on the brow.

Ask our staff at Wilmington Dermatology Center to learn more about whether Ultherapy is right for you and schedule a free consultation.  Trust the experts in Ultherapy treatments, WDC was the first to introduce Wilmington to Ulthera and was the top volume provider in all of North Carolina in 2012.