At Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, founder and director, Dr. Jennifer Reichel, is hearing more and more patients asking about the versatility of Ultherapy®. A common treatment for lifting and tightening the face and neck, Dr. Reichel reports that this non-invasive procedure may prove an effective treatment for excessive sweating or “hyperhidrosis.”
“Ultherapy has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments around,” explains. Dr. Reichel. “Instead of an invasive surgical procedure, Ultherapy uses ultrasound and the body’s natural healing process to tighten and lift loose skin.” The cutting-edge procedure targets deep layers of tissue and heats them with sound waves. This, in turn, stimulates the production of collagen, tightening the jaw line while leaving the surface of the skin intact.
“What’s even more exciting is ultrasound therapy’s potential for treating excessive sweating,” reports Dr. Reichel. “A small study suggests that these types of treatments can dramatically reduce underarm sweating in men and women.”
WebMD® also reports on this new research, which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. According to the article, this process seems to work by heating the sweat gland and ultimately destroying it.
“But of course, until this becomes a mainstream treatment for excessive sweating, let’s remember why patients love Ultherapy in the first place – it’s ability to achieve a more youthful appearance.” Dr. Reichel has long been a specialist in cosmetic dermatology. Besides Ultherapy, Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center offers a host of treatments including BOTOX ® injections, Liposuction and Laser Skin Resurfacing.
When asked about the future potential of Ultherapy, Dr. Reichel concluded succinctly. “We’re excited to see what’s in store for Ultherapy. In the meantime, we will continue to offer it as one of the most requested and effective cosmetic procedures around.”
About Dr. Reichel
Dr. Jennifer Reichel is the founder and director of Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Seattle. As a board certified dermatologist, Dr. Reichel has advanced fellowship training in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, liposuction, facial rejuvenation, eyelid lifts, BOTOX®, tissue fillers and lasers. Dr. Reichel is also fully trained in leg vein treatment.
After attending the University of Colorado for both her undergraduate degree and her doctorate of medicine, she then underwent residency training in dermatology at the University of Washington. This was followed by a postgraduate fellowship in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Reichel is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS), and the Seattle and Washington Dermatologic Societies.
Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center can be reached at 206-859-5777 or http://www.pacificdermcenter.com/