Neck appearance is difficult to improve with nonsurgical procedures. Lasers, radiofrequency, peels, topical creams and threads have all been tried with minimal or no success. The problem is so ubiquitous that there is a humorous book by Nora Ephron called “I Feel Bad About My Neck.” Turtlenecks, scarves and surgery were the only option- until now.
The good news is that there is new technology that seems promising for tightening the neck skin. It is called Ulthera. Ulthera uses ultrasound waves to generate heat and deliver the heat at an exact depth in the skin. We did a trial of one treatment on fifteen patients that had loose skin on their necks. Of the fifteen, fourteen were very happy with the results. There was only minimal tenderness for about a week after the procedure. At one month the skin seemed slightly tighter but by two months the results were obvious. Most of the patients were so pleased that they requested a second treatment or referred a friend. (Do you wish that you had been notified about this research study? Sign up for these research emails at email@example.com)
In the study, we only performed one procedure on the patients and we had great results, however, previous studies have shown that two procedures give even better results. We are now performing the procedure on a daily basis in the Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute as it is wildly popular. It is still too early to tell you with certainty all the areas that can be treated with this procedure, but rest assured that I am trying it on all the saggy skin that I can find.
Two other doctors are now using the Ulthera besides myself at the Baumann Institute to tighten loose skin in the neck, stomach, lower face, brow, inner thighs and knees. It can also be used to slightly raise the breasts. As you know, we are often one of the first practices in the US to use these new procedures, and Ulthera is one of our favorites. If you try it now, your turkey neck may be improved by Thanksgiving!