Beauty & Wellness

Skin Alive

Text by Mia Weddell | June 23, 2018 | Beauty & Wellness

If you’re starting to notice gravity’s toll on your skin, you may be interested in learning about Ultherapy, a nonsurgical face and neck treatment that uses ultrasound to actually lift and tone loose skin without any downtime. Ultherapy is the first cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to actually see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment. Leveraging this tried-and-true technology, practitioners can specifically target the deep foundation below the skin — the one typically addressed in cosmetic surgery — without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Ultherapy is so unique because it “banks” your collagen by jumpstarting a repair process. It relies on the body’s own regenerative process to stimulate the natural renewal of existing collagen and creation of new collagen — yes, new collagen. This results in an actual lift of skin over time. Many people notice an immediate effect following the treatment, but the ultimate lifting and toning takes place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is renewed and replaced with new, stronger collagen. The treatment takes about 30-60 minutes and afterward, you’ll be able to return to your everyday life without interruptions. To find a physician near you, visit

Mia Weddell, RN, BSN, MBA is an Esthetic Nurse Specialist at the office of Dr. John Martin, which specializes in eye, facial and neck rejuvenation, as well as laser and other non-surgical treatments for vascular and pigment problems; 305.444.5950;

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