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MilfordMD Reports Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Success with Ultherapy

FDA-cleared, non-invasive Ultherapy treatments are now offered at MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center. Take advantage of our Spring Ultherapy specials!
Are you ready for tighter, better-fitting skin? Ultherapy is a non-invasive rejuvenation treatment for the face, neck and cleavage that stimulates your own collagen to naturally lift from the inside.

In an age of selfies and high-definition images, nonsurgical skin tightening is in high demand, and there’s one new technology that stands out for its safety and results, says MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center cosmetic dermatologist Richard E. Buckley, M.D. “We’ve recently added Ultherapy and patients are raving about it,” Buckley says.

Ultherapy stands alone as the only FDA-cleared device that noninvasively lifts skin to elevate the eyebrows, tighten the skin on the neck and under the chin. Ultherapy is also FDA-cleared to diminish lines and wrinkles in the often hard-to-treat décolletage area, says Buckley, medical director of MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center.

“Nonsurgical skin tightening is an important option for people who want to look naturally young and vibrant from the brow to the chest area,” Buckley says. “This particular device, Ultherapy, safely uses tried-and-true ultrasound technology, which allows me to precisely treat areas that need subtle tightening and smoothing. Without drugs or surgery, the treatment stimulates the natural formation of collagen and elastin to gradually smooth wrinkles and tighten skin.”

Nonsurgical skin tightening rose from the 9th to the 7th most popular procedure among nonsurgical cosmetic options. It secured the 5th spot for most popular procedures among men, according to statistics released March 8, 2016 by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Does nonsurgical skin tightening take the place of a facelift? No, according to Buckley. But it does offer an option for those who might not be ready for a facelift, as well as others who want to look refreshed without having to endure surgery and the downtime associated with it.

“Highly focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a successful concept, which has been under development for decades,” Buckley says. “Ultherapy’s use of ultrasound imaging device allows me to visualize precisely what I need to treat in order to tighten and lift tissue. It’s the only device out there at this time approved to not only tighten, but also lift.”

Patients see more definition and less sagging in the treated areas with just one treatment, which takes about 30 minutes and can be done in the comfort of the office. Results take shape during the three to twelve months post-procedure. And, while some may experience slight temporary bruising after the procedure, there is no downtime or recovery, which makes Ultherapy very convenient for patients according to Dr. Buckley.

Patients should know, however, the treatment can be somewhat uncomfortable, if doctors don’t use certain techniques, Buckley says.

“I had the procedure, myself, with no pain therapy to better understand what patients go through,” Buckley says. “Doctors typically recommend that patients take a couple of strong anti-inflammatories before Ultherapy, but that’s not always enough to make patients comfortable during the procedure. What we do is use very light tumescent anesthesia creating something called a ring block, which numbs the periphery of where I’m working. That approach results in an extremely comfortable procedure, with less post-procedure bruising. It’s a win-win.”

The décolletage treatment option, which Ultherapy’s maker Ulthera announced in July 2014, was the first noninvasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve wrinkles and lines on the chest area.

“The décolletage is a very visible area on a woman or man; yet, there was little we could do to rejuvenate it before Ultherapy became an option,” Buckley says. “Now we can seamlessly tighten and lift skin to improve the face, neck and chest, which not only improves those selfie images but also boosts self-confidence.”

For more information on Ultherapy, contact Richard E. Buckley, M.D. at 570-296-4000 and visit https://milfordmd.com.

About MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center:

The MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center offers state-of-the-art highly specialized procedures in laser and cosmetic surgery and aesthetic skin care. In addition to its extensive laser surgery capabilities, MilfordMD offers physician designed skin care products for home use. Milford Pennsylvania’s MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is sought out by patients from around the world for expertise and innovation in cosmetic treatments performed by Richard E. Buckley, M.D. and Marina Buckley, M.D.

MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is located at 303 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337. Tel: (800) 664-1528. For real patient video testimonials, visit our MilfordMD YouTube channel.

Richard E. Buckley, M.D. of MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center Refines Cosmetic Surgery Techniques – Out With the Old

Richard E. Buckley, M.D.
Richard E. Buckley, M.D. of MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center pioneers Dermatyte laser procedures.

Richard E. Buckley, M.D. of MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center has a passion for helping patients look and feel their best through the restoration of a youthful appearance.

Today’s techniques for restoring a more youthful, toned appearance take a cosmetic physician’s expertise and an artist’s aesthetic talent. “Patients who come to me for tummy tucks or facelifts are often surprised when I suggest noninvasive approaches to meet their needs,” observes cosmetic surgeon Richard Buckley, MD. “While some patients still need the more invasive procedures, the fact is, we’re performing only one-tenth the number of facelifts we performed just ten years ago, thanks to the variety of nonsurgical choices available today including our DermaTyte procedures.

During the DermaTyte laser skin tightening and liposculpting procedure, pioneered by Richard E. Buckley, M.D. of Pennsylvania’s MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center, laser energy is used to tighten lose skin from underneath and on top. This can often be sufficient to replace traditional more invasive surgery such as tummy tucks and facelifts.

“I’m a student of anatomy and the effect time and the environment have on our appearance,” Dr. Buckley shares. “I’ve traveled the world learning how people’s appearances vary from culture to culture and from youth to maturity. This broad perspective provides me with a larger palette of options to offer when I guide patients in choosing, what is best for them, between traditional and noninvasive or minimally invasive aesthetic choices.”

Too much fat:
One of the most popular minimally invasive procedures Dr. Buckley offers is laser liposculpture. Carefully controlled laser energy melts the fat and tightens the skin, while gentle suction removes the unwanted fat cells. Dr. Buckley has pioneered unique ways to safely deliver the laser energy to deeply heat the dermal collagen and to preferentially target water and collagen within the dermis. This results in shrinkage of dermal tissues including skin, oil glands, skin pores, and dermal blood vessels. Existing dermal collagen is contracted and the formation of new dermal collagen is stimulated.

Skin wrinkling and sagging:
Another very popular treatment is AFT (autologous fat transfer, fat grafting) where fat is moved from an area of the body where it is not wanted and placed elsewhere on the body to increase volume or fill in sunken areas.

“At MilfordMD I combine fat, which contains stem cells, with the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma,” describes Dr. Buckley. “I can rebuild and rejuvenate the face, neck, décolletage, breasts, hands, buttocks, indentations (scars) and more with this technique.”

“I invite patients considering aesthetic procedures to visit or call the office,” encourages Dr. Buckley. “Everyone here is friendly, compassionate, and well-educated about the ever-expanding range of today’s aesthetic options and what they can do for you.”

For more information on cosmetic surgery procedures, visit the MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center: https://milfordmd.com .

About MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center:
The MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center offers state-of-the-art highly specialized procedures in laser and cosmetic surgery including fractional laser resurfacing and aesthetic skin care. Milford Pennsylvania’s MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is sought out by patients from around the world for expertise and innovation in cosmetic treatments.

At MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center all procedures are performed by Richard E. Buckley, MD and Marina Buckley, MD. In addition to its extensive laser surgery capabilities, MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center offers physician designed skin care products for home use.