Dr. Theresa M. Jarmuz, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Atlanta, offers facelift patients an alternative to surgery. Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen growth for a more youthful facial appearance.
Atlanta, Georgia (October 2012) – For many men and women in Atlanta, facelift surgery and the recuperation time it requires may not fit into their busy schedules. However, Dr. Theresa M. Jarmuz of Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery (www.buckheadfacial.com) is often able to achieve much of the lifting, tightening and toning they desire with Ultherapy, a non-surgical alternative to a facelift.
“Ultherapy is extremely exciting, both for me and for people looking to tone their skin,” says Dr. Jarmuz, who is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
“At times, surgery is necessary to achieve optimal results, but a lot of people can undergo Ultherapy treatments to lift and tighten their skin without surgery. It’s another option, and the more treatment options we have available to patients, the better and more customized the results can be.”
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that employs ultrasound technology similar to that used by medical professionals to treat soft-tissue injuries or produce images of internal organs. Ultherapy works from the outside, sending energy below the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen growth.
Through use of a specially designed Ultherapy hand piece, ultrasound energy is directed through the skin to the lower dermal structures. The ultrasound energy triggers the body’s normal healing responses. As the body responds, it produces collagen, which naturally lifts, tightens and tones loose skin.
Dr. Jarmuz sometimes uses Ultherapy in conjunction with facial surgery to put the finishing touches on a patient’s new look. For example, Atlanta rhinoplasty patients may have Ultherapy treatments to lift and smooth skin on other parts of their faces.
She points out that while Ultherapy is quick and requires no downtime, the results aren’t instant.
“With other facial rejuvenation treatments, such as dermal fillers and BOTOX®, Atlanta patients will see the improvements almost immediately,” Dr. Jarmuz says. “Because Ultherapy is triggering a natural reaction in your body to grow collagen, the aesthetic benefits will occur over the course of a few months.”
Ultherapy treatment typically takes 1 to 2 hours. Patients can expect to see improvements in 2 to 3 months, with the potential for improvement continuing up to 6 months. Results usually last for several years, and treatment can be repeated for even greater benefits.