Ultherapy

Ultherapy Specialist
Your face is the first thing people notice about you. What you don’t want them noticing are wrinkles and sagging skin. But the pain and recovery time involved with a facelift can be overwhelming. Fortunately, Dr. Michel Babajanian -- a specially trained otolaryngologist serving Century City, California-- uses Ultherapy to keep your skin and face looking its youngest. This state-of-the-art skin-smoothing technique will give your skin a youthful glow.

Ultherapy Q & A

by Michel Babajanian, MD, FACS

How does Ultherapy work?

Ultherapy, or Ulthera®, is a painless non-invasive procedure that can be done right in the office. During your visit, Dr. Babajanian, or one of his highly trained team members, will use an ultrasound applicator and gradually run it over all areas of your face using the groundbreaking DeepSEE™ technology. This is a combination of “see and treat,” where the practitioner can see underlying skin issues through ultrasound imaging and treat those issues on the spot. The ultrasound wand sends small amounts of energy deep into the layers of your skin and soft tissue. These deep layers are where collagen -- which makes your skin elastic and quick to heal -- tends to be most dense. As these energy waves penetrate your skin, neocollagenesis occurs, forcing your body to create even more collagen in your skin. The result is tight, smooth, vibrant skin.

Will I have any pain or redness afterward?

No. Aside from your youthful afterglow, this is probably the biggest benefit of Ultherapy. You can swing in on your lunch break or right after work, and walk away without anyone knowing you just had a “mini facelift.” You’ll be able to go about your normal daily activities, without having to worry about any downtime. It’ll be your little secret.

Is Ultherapy dangerous, or should I have any concerns?

No. Ultherapy is cleared by the FDA. Studies show improvement in skin tightening in areas as sensitive as lower eyelids. Because you don’t have to worry about surgery or any issues with injections, you have nothing to worry about with Ultherapy treatments. Depending on the area being treated and your pain tolerance, though, Dr. Babajanian can apply some topical numbing cream to minimize any discomfort you may feel. Most people don’t report having any issues with pain, though.

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Michel Babajanian, MD, FACS
2080 Century Park East
Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067