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The Plastic Surgery Group Announces the Availability of Ultherapy®

We are pleased to announce the availability of Ultherapy®, a non-surgical lifting procedure for the face, at our Capital Region practice.

This FDA-approved cosmetic procedure uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of skin. Our physicians can now see and treat the deepest support layers of the skin to create not only visible effects but also promote the creation of new collagen, which can help the skin maintain its youthfulness.

“The expanding role technology plays in procedures like Ultherapy allows doctors to provide new and affordable alternatives to expensive surgical procedures that usually require several days or weeks to recover from,” according to Albany plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Hargrave.

The lifting process is initiated with just one Ultherapy treatment, and the effects build gradually over the course of two to three months as new, stronger collagen is created. Further improvements can appear up to six months following a procedure as this collagen-building process continues. The treatment typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes and patients are able to return to normal activities afterwards without the requirement of any special measures.

In the past decade, non-surgical cosmetic procedures have grown to three times that of surgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S. In addition to Ultherapy, we recently began offering CoolSculpting®, an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure freezing away fat on the back, abdomen and love handles. The procedure uses an applicator to deliver controlled cooling specifically targeting fat cells throughout a one to two hour session.

The Ultherapy and CoolSculpting procedures will be showcased on February 6, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Beauty Treatments for Winter Blues: A One Night Special Event. Find out more about the event’s promotions, giveaways and showcased procedures here. For more about Dr. Hargrave, Ultherapy and our upcoming event, check out the Troy Record’s “Five Questions for Jan. 22, 2013: Dr. Douglas Hargrave.”

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