No More Turkey Neck with Ultherapy and Threads

Thanksgiving time is near, and here at Pure Skin we are dishing up our yearly PSA to leave the turkey neck to the bird on the table this year - and find out what Ultherapy™ with threads can do for your aging neck! You may have seen Christie Brinkley talking up why she loves Ultherapy online and on TV - but today we’re going a little further into what Ultherapy with threads can do for you, so you aren’t accidentally mistaken for the main course this thanksgiving!

Did you know that collagen production declines by about 1% after our 20’s and beyond? It’s a deflating statistic that none of us can escape, but today we’re here to offer you some good news on how you can combat collagen loss! Pure Skin in Bismarck, ND is proud to offer the *only* non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow by harnessing the power of ultrasound, Ultherapy! And that’s not a claim to be taken lightly! Out of all the collagen stimulating treatments on the market, Ultherapy is the only one to receive FDA approval for safely and effectively enhancing your body’s own collagen production!

How does Ultherapy Work?

At Pure Skin, Ultherapy treatment is performed exclusively by Dr. John Botsford, who has advanced training in ultrasound and Ultherapy technology. Each Ultherapy treatment is completely customized by Dr. Botsford depending on what area of the skin he is treating, and the ultrasound intensity required to achieve your predetermined skin goals. During treatment, patients feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process is in the works. But what is happening deep below the skin during treatment? Put simply, the ultrasound power is stimulating cell division while cells are rapidly proliferating. This happens through micro injuries to the connective tissue matrix that signals your bodies wound healing response. Creating these small ‘injuries’ to the deep layers of the skin tells our bodies that we need to up the collagen synthesis in these tendon fibroblasts which in turn, lifts and tightens the skin!

What is Treatment like?

While comfort levels during treatment can vary from person to person, any uncomfortable sensation only lasts while the energy is being delivered and we also offer ProNox (nitrous oxide-laughing gas) as well as a topical numbing cream and medications to ensure the experience is as mild as possible. Treatment time varies depending on areas treated - a full face and neck procedure typically takes an hour and a half to two hours, while a chest treatment only lasts about 30 minutes. Skin may appear flushed immediately after treatment but should dissipate within a few hours post treatment. Some patients may experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but is often mild and temporary in nature. Best of all, there is NO downtime! That’s right, you can return to your normal activities immediately after your Ultherapy treatment without any post-procedure restrictions or requirements – because we all know you’ve got side dishes to make and pies to bake for the big day!

When Will I See Results?

We’re glad you asked! Just like turkey needs its gravy, and pumpkin pie needs freshly whipped cream – we’ve found that threads are the perfect complement to Ultherapy treatment! While some patients see an initial effect immediately after Ultherapy treatment, because this a collagen building process, real results will appear gradually over the next 4-6 months. But, like your hungry Uncle Joe on Thanksgiving, we know that your results can’t wait until after the holidays! This is why Dr. Botsford loves incorporating threads into Ultherapy treatment for enhanced tightening and lifting of the skin that you can enjoy now! Thread treatment entails placing physical collagen threads into different layers of the skin that physically lift your skin, while also stimulating collagen, as your body will work to ‘heal’ the sutured areas and eventually dissolve the threads. By placing these threads in the exact areas where we want to see lifting, we ensure the body works only on these precise areas to give us collagen boosting beyond the physical lifting of the threads. Dr. Botsford likes to place threads immediately after Ultherapy treatment (in the same appointment) for best (and immediate) results!

Whether you are looking for an enhancement to your facelift of years past, or you just want a natural looking lift to your face, neck, and chest areas – look no further than Ultherapy with threads! This powerful duo is sure to keep you looking vibrant and fresh this holiday season so you can get to what matters most - looking better than all your relatives! Just kidding, spending time with your beautiful family, and feeling good while doing it!

Call today for your appointment, our holiday schedule with Dr. Botsford is very limited: 701-751-4140.

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