I recently attended an event sponsored by Ultherapy, and hosted by Real Houswife of New JerseyJacqueline Laurita. (Jacqueline, btw, is tiny, slim, pretty and has gorgeous skin) It was held at elegant Lady Mendl's Tea Salon on Irving Place in NYC. I've known about this special spot for ages, but never had occasion to visit...until now.
I've written about Ultherapy before, in my own popular blog "Are you heading south?" http://divadebbi.blogspot.com/2010/12/are-you-heading-south.html). In this post, I spoke about my own experience with Ultherapy and interviewed both Plastic Surgeon C. Andrew Salzberg and Physician's Assistant Courtney Dunaventabout this non-surgical procedure. Ultherapy has been featured on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, TheToday Show and 20/20 dozens of magazines.
What's all the excitement about and what motivated new Mom Jacqueline Laurita to visit Dr. William Song to try Ultherapy after losing all her baby weight? Read on:
·The first and only energy-based device for aesthetics cleared by the FDAas a noninvasive face and neck treatment, with specific indication for eyebrow lift.
·A technological breakthrough in cosmetic procedures that lifts and tightens loose skin with ultrasound imaging with focused ultrasound therapy to actually see below the skin and precisely and effectively treat loose skin.
·Noninvasive treatment--no cutting or injections!
·Only takes 30-60 minutes and there is no downtime
The group split into two groups; one speaking informally with Jacquelineabout her experiences and the other watching Dr. Song perform the procedure on 55 year old Tina Nocera, a working Mom and Blogger.
The two most frequently asked questions were, 1) Does it hurt? (yes, to some degree, but it varies from patient to patient) and 2) Does it work? (yes, to some degree, but it varies from patient to patient).
Since Tina was having her entire face done, Dr. Song pre-medicated her with a light pain-killer and something to relax her. Anyone having an in office procedure would need to be accompanied by someone to drive them home, if opting for medication.
In between "passes" of ultrasound waves, Tina was calmly able to answer our questions. I asked her on a scale of 1-10 how she would describe her pain level. I was a little surprised when she cheerfully responded, "6", but she was having her entire face and neck done at once. Many patients opt to do just one or two areas.
H. William Song, MD
Dr. Song's entire practice is dedicated to non-surgical facial rejuvenation. His credentials are impressive:
Dr. Song is an Aesthetic Medicine Specialist. He is board certified in Internal Medicine
He has been practicing in Bergen County since 1996
He has received his undergraduate training at Bucknell University
He received his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
He did his internship and residency training at St. Lukes/ Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.
He is currently on staff at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Dr. Song generously offered to provide each of us with a Gift Certificate for a freeBrow Lift with Ultherapy or the option to give it away. I have opted to do a giveaway contest with mine, approximately, a $1500 value.
Dr. H. William Song is located at 12 Terhune St., Oakland, NJ (201-368-3800), about one hour from NYC. If you wish to enter, please be aware of his location. California Girls, this ones not for you. The G.C. expires Sept. 30 2012. DivaDebbibears no responsibility for the outcome of the winner's procedure, (unless you love it)!
How can you enter to win? Simple. Just leave me a comment about why you would like to try it. I will pick the winner at random on Wednesday May, 30th at 10 pm. Don't forget to check back to see if you won!!!
Good luck and try not to fret, in a few weeks, no one would be able to tell if you did.