Meet Dr. Burstein’s September Spotlight PatientAugust 30th, 2012 | Posted by in Blog | Non surgical facial rejuvenation | Spotlight Patients | Ultherapy
Although she retired a few years ago, Carol has stayed very busy. Carol spends a majority of her time with her two grown daughters, grandchildren and cats, but she is very interested in her genealogy. She devotes as much time as she can to finding her relatives online. In fact, she’s got more than 20,000 people on her family tree! After learning about a new procedure through her daughter’s friend and Dr. Burstein’s patient care coordinator and administrative assistant, Lisa Merlino, Carol decided to have an Ultherapy® treatment.
Ultherapy® is a skin tightening treatment that is FDA approved and uses ultrasound technology to target and tighten deep layers of skin. Some patients who have begun noticing signs of aging but aren’t quite ready for a full facelift opt for rejuvenation with Ultherapy®, while others who have had facial plastic surgery in the past choose Ulthera® to refine their previous results. This ultrasound technology warms the skin, strengthening tissue from within and promoting collagen production. Ultherapy® successfully targets signs of aging on the entire face, but is exceptionally effective with tightening the brow, also known as the non-surgical brow lift.
Carol had begun to notice signs of aging like loose skin beneath her chin and lines around her mouth. Although she was hoping for more drastic results, she appreciates the subtle nature of Ultherapy® results. Because the treatment stimulates the cyclical collagen production process, results are not immediate. Most patients notice tighter skin right after their treatment with full results evident in 2-3 months. Most patients achieve desired results in just one treatment, but some patients have a second treatment to optimize their rejuvenation.
Patients who are worried about discomfort during Ultherapy® treatment can discuss pain medicine and nerve blockers in a pre-treatment consultation. Due to the non-surgical nature of this procedure, Ultherapy® treatments are performed by members of Dr. Burstein’s medical team, Debi Cooper NP-C and Michelle Coppenger RN. Both have extensive experience performing non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments including Ultherapy®.
Carol says she hasn’t told many people about her procedure, but she has had people notice a difference in her appearance. She says she sees the biggest difference in the lines around her mouth. Carol said her experience with Dr. Burstein’s medical team was wonderful and his staff was great, so she would definitely consider having future procedures with Dr. Burstein. If you’re interested in learning more about Ultherapy® or other procedures Dr. Burstein performs, visit his website. Be sure to stay connected through Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.