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Ultherapy: The Magic Wand of Anti-Aging

A revolutionary non-invasive beauty treatment.

Many of us too young for the scalpel are looking for an alternative treatment to reduce the signs of aging. A few months ago, I discovered Ultherapy, a revolutionary non-invasive beauty treatment.

Ultherapy is the only alternative to the facial tuck that has been FDA approved to lift and tighten facial skin. The procedure requires no anesthesia, and takes 60-90 minutes to treat the face and neck, while approximately 20-30 minutes to treat the décolletage. Though results are gradual, and optimal results come in about 4-6 months, patients can see improvement after just one treatment.

Ulthera uses the ultrasound’s heat energy to stimulate collagen production and activate the muscles of the cheek, neck, and forehead.

Some of the first areas to show the signs of age are the jawline and neck. Ulthera uses the ultrasound’s heat energy to stimulate collagen production and activate the muscles of the cheek, neck, and forehead. Dr. Maryam Zamani is a renowned oculoplastic surgeon in London and the creator of MZ Skin, a medical grade skincare brand. She noticed that Ultherapy was one of the procedures most popular with her London-based jet set crowd:

“They want their natural exterior to match their active, healthy lifestyles. With more advanced skincare products and devices out there today, my patients are more informed to make better decisions about how to live well, look well, and feel well.”

When I sought out Ultherapy for myself, I turned to the talented Dr. Mark Schwartz for his assistance.

It did not take long for me to be lured in by the many wonderful success stories I had heard. When I sought out Ultherapy for myself, I turned to the talented Dr. Mark Schwartz for his assistance.

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In a discreet Upper East Side office, this trusted plastic surgeon offered a plethora of beauty enhancing and age defying treatments. Many years ago, when I came to him for a big gash to my eyebrow, he gave me fifteen stitches and left no scar. I wanted someone good to perform the procedure; I was warned that Ultheraphy would hurt.

By the time we were ¾ done, the heat sensation had become a deep-targeted burn, and my nerves felt raw. Vanity was the only think that kept me from stopping.

First, his assistant covered my neck and jaw with numbing cream, then offered me an Advil. Twenty minutes later, after the cream had kicked in, Dr Schwartz began. The first sensation felt like a little electric shock. I then felt deep tissue heat up, which was not painful, but uncomfortable. When Dr. Schwartz proceeded to slide the wand over imaginary “lines/strips” of my neck and jaw line, the pain became more difficult to ignore. I tried to meditate and take Yoga breaths. By the time we were ¾ done, the heat sensation had become a deep-targeted burn, and my nerves felt raw. Vanity was the only think that kept me from stopping.

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Once we finished what I thought were all the areas, I realized that we had yet to cover the more superficial layer of skin. Dr. Schwartz assured me that it would be less painful. The second procedure took a mere fifteen minutes. By the end, my neck and chin were completely numb. I could see that I was slightly flushed, but the treatment had left no other signs, and the numbness dissipated within the hour.

That evening, I had some welts, which look like I scratched my neck with my nails. Three days later, the slight welts had all but subsided and I began to see signs of tightening.

Two months later, the results have come in. My neck is noticeably tighter, and all of my friends have noticed a change.

Two months later, the results have come in. My neck is noticeably tighter, and all of my friends have noticed a change, too (though, between you and me, they don’t know why I look so good). This procedure left a natural and meaningful impact indeed.

So, if you are someone looking to tighten skin loosened by middle age, but don’t yet feel the need to bear the knife, try Ultherapy for yourself. I promise, it will be worth it.

Ulla Parker

Ulla Parker, a french New York native, is a philanthropist and venture capitalist. Well known on the international scene , she lives between New York and Paris working in fashion, the arts and finance. Ulla began her career at Morgan Stanley after receiving a master’s degree in theoretical math and computer science from Cornell. She has two sons and a Yorkshire terrier named Charlie.

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