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Thursday, December 2, 2010
The Wizard is Oz
I am a working Girl, so I don't get to spend afternoons with Dr. Mehmet Oz, the brilliant Turkish-American Cardiothoracic surgeon, who cut his T.V. teeth on Oprah. Apparently, his credibility with viewers is so high, that if he features a procedure related to health and beauty it is taken as Gospel.
Recently, Dr. Oz did a feature on Ultherapy as part of a segment called, "How to Look 10 Years Younger in Less Than 30 Minutes"! Ultherapy uses ‘uplifting ultrasound’ to improve skin laxity of the face and neck in a meaningfulbut completely non–surgically way. In just one treatment, the body’s own regenerative process of building new collagen to lift and tighten the skin is triggered ---happening gradually and naturally, from the inside out. It sounds too good to be true, but apparently it isn't...it works!!!
Even better, since Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to lift the skin, it can be done during your lunch hour (if you happen to be a working Girl), or in between carpool pick ups. Since the effects are gradual – taking place over the course of a couple of months, it eliminates that “getting something done” look. It’s not, however, necessarily for the mature crowd – it’s more of a preventative treatment that helps to boost collagen stimulation, thus improving the skin over time. There is no anesthesia or numbing required. The only potential side effects are minor swelling and bruising. Discomfort varies from person to person and area to area, (eg. you might breeze through the jaw line but feel discomfort on the forehead, where the skin is thinner).
On the show, esteemed New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Haideh Hirmand, (who serves on the New Technologies Task Force of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), introduced Ultherapy and said, "while the treatment is not a replacement for traditional surgery, this new, non-surgical procedure for sagging skin is sci-fi meets beauty.” She told Dr. Oz that this is “the first time as a surgeon that I’m really excited about a technology that’s non-invasive.” Wowza!!! This is big...Plastic Surgeons, (who after all make their living, scalpel in hand,) are endorsing this! I also looked on the Ultherapy website and saw that famed DermatologistPat Wexler is now also using it. in her practice..this is huge!!!Check it out for yourself: ttp://www.doctoroz.com/videos/cutting-edge-plastic-surgery-pt1
Below are impressive before and after photos, 90 days after treatment:
After the segment on Ultherapy aired on Dr. Oz, the phones at The New York Group for Plastic Surgeryrang off the hook with patients clamoring for information. As a result, they are having a complimentary patient seminar next Tuesday night, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Both Botox and Ultherapy treatment will be raffled off to two lucky winners! This evening of beauty will feature top Plastic Surgeons, C. Andrew Salzberg, M.D., R. Michael Koch, M.D. and Tae Ho Kim,M.D., will be on hand to talk about the latest non-invasive anti-aging techniques in their arsenal. It's not too late to look younger this Holiday Season. Call and reserve your spot at 914 366-6139, friends and family are welcome too!
So, is Ultherapy on the Divadventure horizon??? Y'all will be the first to know. Stay tuned...