Ultherapy FDA cleared for new treatment area
Posted:11:21 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I’ve been seeing a plastic surgeon for improvements in my face and neck. While I’m pleased with the results, I notice my chest looks more aged since it does not match the youthfulness in my face and neck. Can anything help?
Answer: These days, women are taking better care of their face and neck, but signs of one’s age can still be noticeable on the chest. The chest (or décolletage) has traditionally been a challenging area to treat due to the limited number of effective treatment options.
Ultherapy™, which has successfully been used for years on the face and neck for tightening and lifting, is now FDA cleared for certain types of rejuvenation of the décolletage. In fact, Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles of the chest.
The many benefits of Ultherapy for the décolletage are that it:
• is non-invasive
• has no downtime
• takes 30 minutes
• is a single procedure
• is safe
• improves chest lines and wrinkles
• stimulates your body’s own natural collagen production
With this new FDA indication for chest lines and wrinkles, Ultherapy treatments are now effectively used for several types of concerns and areas of the body. These include tightening and lifting of the face, brow, upper neck, lower neck, lip and eyelid wrinkles as well as wrinkles in the décolletage.
Careful consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon who can counsel you on whether you are a suitable candidate for Ultherapy treatments of the face, neck and chest is the first step.