Category Archives: Non-Surgical Lift

Ulthera or Thermage?

Which is better Ulthera or Thermage….I have followed both technologies since their inception, Thermage for about the last 10 to 12 years, and Ultherapy by Ulthera for the past 4 years.  Based on the science behind them and the patient satisfaction results, Ultherapy by Ulthera is a superior treatment.

Ultherapy by Ulthera is the only FDA approved device for both tightening and lifting of the muscles and skin of the face and neck, including the eye brows.  Ultherapy is the only technology available that uses ultrasound to heat the muscles and skin to create both deep and superficial collagen production.  The level of the treatment is visualized on an ultrasound screen to insure that the energy is being delivered to the proper level.

The muscle fascia or SMAS is targeted in the neck and face.  This is the same layer that s surgeons tighten when they perform surgical face lifts.  Ulthera energy goes deeper than any other energy device, 4.5 mm for the SMAS, and 3.5 mm for the deep skin collagen production.  The patient satisfaction rate with Ulthera is about 90% in the clinical studies.

Thermage is a radio frequency technology device that heats the skin and subcutaneous tissue superficially.  Although Thermage has been improved over the years, it’s main problems have been a very high patient dissatisfaction rate (up to 66%), and a very painful patient experience.  Ulthera can cause discomfort as well, but if patients are enduring pain, they appreciate a result that they can notice.

Ultherapy, featured in Vogue, is a safe and effective non-invasive ultrasound (US) treatment that can lift and tighten facial skin and muscle without downtime.  According to Catherine Piercy, author of the well written Vogue article, “Ulthera…is making it much easier to imagine a world in which hooded lids, falling cheeks, and lazy jaw lines can be treated without a single incision”.

Originally FDA approved for lifting eyebrows non-surgically,Ulthera’s unique state of the art technology is now used to lift and tighten the face, neck, and other areas of the body.  It has successfully treated the lines along the upper lip that are most difficult to treat with injectables.

Ultherapy is performed in the office with only ultrasound gel applied to the skin.   An ultrasound screen image allows the technician  to visualize the level of treatment before US energy is applied to the targeted tissue.  The treatment takes from 45 to 90 minutes depending on the area(s) treated.  Cost also depends on the areas treated.

What about the discomfort level?  Again from Ms. Piercy in Vogue, “If anything, Ultherapy’s greatest drawback may be the pain factor, which ranges from a hot prickling sensation to short but intense bursts of discomfort”.  Patients can be given oral medications or local anesthetic nerve block injections if needed, but the majority of Ulthera patients are able to tolerate a properly performed treatment with a topical numbing cream.

Although many patients see immediate lifting results, the ultimate results do not happen overnight, but gradually over time.  It can take up to 2-3 months for optimal rejuvenation.   Ulthera has been used for close to 2 years.  Some patients treated 1 1/2  to 2 years ago are now returning for second treatments.  Though they still appear improved from their pre-treatment “before” photos, most desire further improvement, further turning back the hands of time.  Patients feel and notice the tightening to the point of being satisfied. After two years of personal research and due diligence about the clinical benefits of Ulthera, as well as being impressed by the findings and experience of worldwide  respected cosmetic physicians, I  decided to add Ulthera to our practice 2 years ago.  We have been overwhelmingly pleased with the results as have our patients.  As with all cosmetic treatments, results will vary depending on the skill,experience, and aesthetic sense of the treating physician, physician’s assistant, nurse, or staff member.  Results will also depend on proper diagnosis and patient selection.  Side effects may include some bruising, swelling, and a feeling of tightness in the days after the procedure.

Ultherapy by Ulthera has been recently featured  on Dr. Oz, The Doctors,as well as on Real Self reviews, links which you may access for further information about this amazing state of the art technology.


Better than the Brazilian Butt Lift

10155163_10152297588827025_3281387199227186978_nGlutenator, the Ass Blaster, the Butt Buster, the Booty Builder, and the Asset are just a few of our favorites. However you chose to refer to our machine, the truth is the Dynavec Hip System will be the best thing to happen to your butt since yoga pants.

Don’t judge this book by its cover; this is not your mother’s abduction machine. The hip system has two points of resistances which forces the hip joint to move the thigh both back and out at the same time. For you scientists out there, that means resistance is provided as you both extend and abduct the hip in sagittal and frontal planes of motion, simultaneously. And yes, we know this has never been done before – that’s why we are so excited about it!

Often times the result is something that will cause you to walk funny the next day because simply stated our machine is a real pain in the butt. Forcing the gluteal muscles to contact against resistance in two planes of motion isolates the gluteus maximus which increases strength and improves shape in a way that, and we quote, “is like fairy dust, because it magically lifts your butt”.

So who will benefit from our hip machine – aside from all of us who get to look at your improved posterior aspect – are those of you who feel it’s an Asset to have a shapelier derriere. Body builders and fitness models have recently discovered that using our machine to target their gluteal muscles, which are notoriously difficult to train and shape, provides a unique contraction not often felt with traditional lower body exercises. It gives you the benefit of the bottom end of a squat without the joint shearing or pressure on the spine.  Since using our machine in a research project, we determined that strengthening the gluteal muscles among the elderly allowed for improved performance of activities of daily living – i.e. rising from a seated position with better balance. The muscles that support the hips are significant in the rehabilitation process, giving their proximity to the center of mass, and we can strengthen these muscles without placing a load through the knees or low back. Finally, we have had several people tell us the Dynavec Hip machine has helped in improving their performance during athletic competition – Power Lifting to rotational sports like Golf and Tennis. We have many more examples, but will stop there for now… …and let you decide for yourself.

If you are interested in finding out more, contact us now!  972.869.6900

Where can you try out this wonderful machine?

Dallas/Las Colinas TX – Skin Technology   972.869.6900

Flower Mound/Southlake/Colleyville TX – Hero Training Center  (817) 776-1302

Lake Oswego, OR  –

Austin TX  –    or

Non Surgical Butt Lift! Ulthera

Using our state-of-the art Ultherapy treatment, we can now treat the buttocks and upper leg to help “lift” and diminish the appearance of cellulite. Already in used in Canada, this new approach is perfect for those of you who want to lift and even tone those stubborn regions around your buttocks and thighs. Typically the results can be seen after 1 treatment. Ultherapy uses directed heat to stimulate your collagen in multiple layers to produce a tightening and lifting of the treated areas. Because we are targeting your own collagen producing cells, natural results can be seen in about 3-6 months, perfect for your holiday or vacation plans! There is no surgery and no down time! Get your lunchtime “lift” today!
For a limited time, we areulthera butt lift ulthera butt lift 2 offering this treatment for only $1995



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Non Surgical Butt Lift!  Ultherapy is a safe and effective alternative for patients who want a non-surgical way to lift and tighten the skin around their buttocks. Ultherapy is a non-invasive technique that promotes natural lifting and tightening of the skin beneath the surface.  Ultherapy uses ultrasound waves to target the deepest layers of skin and stimulate collagen growth. The deep layers of skin that are targeted during an Ultherapy treatment are the same ones that would be tightened during a surgical butt lift. Using Ulthera, the buttocks and the upper leg can be treated without surgery to create the toned and firm look that our patients desire.

Smooth and Tight Body Skin

It’s important to always keep your skin in its best shape. Become a firm believer in younger looking skin with the Firm by Invasix, a new, advanced non-invasive treatment specifically designed to remodel the skin to fight the effects of gravity. This professional treatment provides contraction in the deep layers of the skin. During the treatment, new collagen formation is stimulated to improve and smooth the skin’s surface. It used on the face and neck, as well as body areas such as the knees, abdomen, thighs, and arms that might need contraction, BENEFITS OF FIRM:
Immediate results on the treatment table
Stimulates collagen production
Contracts collagen for a tightening sensation in the skin
Diminishes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Smoothes skin texture
Avoid more extensive surgery
Non-invasive with no downtime, feels like a pleasant, warm facial massage.