Fighting Wrinkles With a New Weapon

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    May 29, 2014 12:43 AM GMT
    Ultherapy, in which ultrasound waves are shot through a gel into the skin. You can have the treatment on face and neck, particularly the tricky jowls. The session took about 15 minutes and included some pain: You may be offered a squeeze ball and Valium. The treatment provided a noticeable lift to face that lasted nearly two years.

    Prices start at $5,000, depending on the area addressed.

    Across New York City, women young and old are riding the ultrasound wave. Doctors rave about Ultherapy because it leaves no evidence.

    “There’s no needle marks, no peeling and no bruising,” said Dr. Francesca Fusco, a dermatologist in New York who performs Ultherapy in her office. And, Dr. Fusco pointed out, patients are comfortable with the new technology because they are familiar with ultrasound.

    The way it works: The ultrasound waves are so strong (and painful — some patients pop a couple of Percocets beforehand) that they actually kill fat cells, although it takes about eight weeks for results to show.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/fashion/in-the-wrinkle-wars-a-new-weapon.html?ref=fashion
  • Timbales

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    May 29, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    That sounds pretty awesome.
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    May 29, 2014 3:44 AM GMT
    Never !!

    I love my wrinkles, they are me
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    May 29, 2014 5:22 PM GMT
    It doesn't kill fat cells.
    That would make you have MORE wrinkles. It's supposed to stimulate more collagen.
  • Destinharbor

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    May 29, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
    A little over $200 per month forever? Ridiculous. Doctors are getting so damn greedy. If anyone is silly enough to pay this, they deserve to have their bank accounts drained.
  • KittenpasteCo...

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    May 30, 2014 12:11 AM GMT
    Sometimes I wonder if I could just buy some of this medical equipment and do some research, then experiment on myself. A coolsculpting machine is 5,000... ultrasound is most likely much less, as an older technology with a vastly different use.

    *rambles*
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    May 31, 2014 1:26 AM GMT
    i am already flawless
  • MikemikeMike

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    May 31, 2014 9:35 AM GMT
    Dr. Oz said It doesn't work!!!....lol
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    Jun 01, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    : o