Stealth Jawline Ultherapy Treatment, shocking results!
Alison Blackman, Editor in Chief, advicesisters.com
I always thought aging gracefully would be for me. I’d look at people who had “work done” and although they might have improved in some areas, they always seem to look more altered than youthful. Then I met Dr. Matthew White and I was offered a chance to try Ultherapy, a non-invasive treatment that can tighten your jawline. Dr. White showed me that if you find right doctor, and have the resources, you really can turn back time. And while the results of any medical procedure depend a great deal upon experience and skill of the doctor, and on one’s own individual anatomy, Ultherapy (plus Dr. White’s unique “Stealth Jawline”treatment, see description below), is a non-invasive way to take more than a few years off of one’s appearance.
Dr. White is the real deal. He is a facelift surgery expert and the Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is also an Ultherapy expert, having led the team that performed the first clinical trial of the advanced Ultherapy system. He has authored three of the five articles published on Ultherapy™ in the medical literature, and continues to work to advance the technology.
Dr. White has a unique approach to working on a face. He doesn’t just plump ones’ lines with filler, but rather understands bone structure, how bones deteriorate, and how the skin fits around the bones. Each patient is a work of art that Dr. White considers, as he works to enhance each person’s appearance in a natural (not “done”) way. I have seen some of his facelift patients and judged them to be as much as 25 years younger than they were without looking obvious about any work done on their faces. He makes everyone their best possible self.
He is also fabulously nice!!!
What is Ultherapy and how does it work? Ultherapy is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment that utilizes ultrasound technology to regenerate the deepest layers of tissue and tighten the skin. As we all age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity. This causes fine lines and wrinkles. While fillers can help the look of the surface of your skin, Ultherapy™ is the first non-surgical device that can target the same skin layer that is tightened during a facelift. The machine sends ultrasonic energy (heat) deep into the skin’s layers, promoting collagen regrowth and gradually, tightening and lifting the skin using your own body’s natural healing process. For those with mild to moderate signs of facial aging, Ultherapy is a great option to use to delay facelift surgery. For those who can’t or don’t want to undergo invasive surgery, this procedure is a little miracle.
I always think that if you haven’t tried something, it’s best to do your own research and get as much information as you can. I have reported on many non-invasive procedures on Advicesisters.com, the most memorable among them being Fraxel which is used to eliminate sun damage and re-surface the skin (see reports on advicesisters.com), and more recently, a newly-FDA-approved treatment for hands called Radiesse. In each case I wondered what it would be like (would it be painful? would it even work?) and then went on to honestly report my results.
If you are considering a procedure like Ultherapy, the company website, and the websites of those doctors who perform Ultherapy, will give you technical information. You may also see incredible before and after photos, but wonder if these are re-touched. It is important to hear testimonials from people who have tried the procedure you are considering, but as with all procedures, each individual’s results will vary.
Beauty editors are the same as everyone else, hearing rumors and wondering if a treatment is worth the effort and the cost. A friend of mine tried Ultherapy with another doctor, and said it was extremely painful, so naturally, I was nervous when invited to experience Dr. White’s two part “Stealth Jawline” treatment. This consists of Ultherapy to sculpt and redefine, Botox to lift, and (if needed) fillers to contour. I became even more nervous when I was advised that painkillers wouldn’t help (you should also not drink alcohol prior to the treatment or take herbal medication or fish oil). I did gulp down a few non-aspirin painkillers as Dr. White suggested, and took some Arnica tablets to mitigate bruising (these should also be taken for a few days after the treatment). Still, I agreed to try it, and my photos and those of another patient follow this article. If a photo is worth a thousand words, the way this made me look and feel, is priceless.
In truth, it seemed possible but not likely that this treatment would yield astounding results, but I was willing to try it. Once in the office, Dr. White made me feel at ease. It was a hot Summer day, and I was immediately offered cold water and a bag of almonds. I have never been in a Doctor’s office where the first thing you get is snacks instead of a lengthy questionnaire. That set the tone and was welcoming.
Dr. White is a consummate professional, but he has a confident, friendly, infectiously positive personality. As we sat in his office he took the time not only to describe what the procedure would be like, but his philosophy of treatment. He scrutinized my face and he took before photos. The treatment is actually done in stages, deeper and less deep (in that order) with the actual placement of the probe and the way the treatment is administered, based on what the Doctor feels is necessary. Thanks to advanced ultrasound imaging, Dr. White could see the deeper skin tissues of my skin while treating them, customizing the energy level so I’d get a better result with more comfort. I am not sure how long my Ultherapy session lasted, but it was less than an hour.
As to results, I saw more improvement after stage II of “Stealth Jawline” after Dr. White added some Botox and filler. When I saw the before and after photos a few months later, I was truly shocked. My jawline definitely was tighter, my skin and lines, significantly reduced.
Everyone’s skin is different so your experience will not be exactly like mine, but the before and after photos of my own procedure, and those of Jill Golden, another patient of Dr. White’s (her before and after are below), are worth a thousand words.
The photos are amazing proof and they are un-retouched. However, this kind of magical results can be expensive and the results will also vary with the skill of the doctor and of course, your own expectations, and your unique skin and bone characteristics. I estimate the cost of my Ultherapy treatment at around $5,000. That said, Ultherapy, and the “Stealth Jawline” combo can be a genuine confidence booster. If you have a saggy jaw line or you’re considering a facelift, this simple procedure can delay it or even eliminate your need for it. It’s also a lot less expensive than surgery, a lot safer, and there no pain and no downtime.
As for me, now I truly believe you can turn back time! To make an appointment with Dr. White, call (646) 568-9115. His private practice is located at 800 5th Ave, Ste. 202 (between 61st and 62nd, overlooking the southeast corner of Central Park. Learn more at www.drmatthewwhite.com