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Julie E. Russak, M.D., FAAD, Now Offering the New, FDA-Cleared Ultherapy DÉcolletage Treatment

August 21, 2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

The Ulthera System recently received FDA-clearance to non-invasively treat the chest to improve lines and wrinkles on the dÉcolletÉ. "We were patiently waiting for the dÉcolletage protocols and system software upgrades, just made available to physicians. We are excited to be offering this treatment to our patients, as its really one of its kind," says Julie Russak, MD.

Ultherapy is a non-surgical, lifting procedure that stimulates the body's own natural healing process to lift the skin over time. The use of FDA-cleared ultrasound technology enables physicians, for the first time, to see and then treat the deepest support layers of the skin typically addressed in cosmetic surgery without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.

"The chest is one of the most-exposed and least-cared-for areas of the body. Overtime, sun damage, natural aging and lifestyle habits lead to thin the skin and create wrinkles, sunspots and crepe-paper-like texture," says Julie Russak, MD. "Side-sleeping, which compresses the skin, also contributes to the vertical wrinkling pattern on the chest."

The Ultherapy chest treatment uses micro-focused ultrasound energy with imagining (MFUV) to non-invasively heat tissue at multiple depths, resulting in the regeneration of the skin's collagen and elastin cushion that gives the skin its youthful properties. This has a firming and strengthening effect on the skin and smooths out lines and wrinkles.

While there are many energy-based devices on the market that are used to treat wrinkles and lines on various surfaces of the skin, the Ultherapy DÉcolletage Treatment is now the ONLY non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.

"The beauty of this treatment is the zero downtime. My patient's can pop in for a 30 minute lift, and go back to the office with no residual pain or post-care protocol," says Dr. Russak. "Lasers and chemical peels have proven effective in evening out the texture and tone of the chest, addressing the surface of the skin, however, they don't essentially smooth out wrinkles and tighten laxity, found in the deeper, structural support of skin. "

With just one Ultherapy treatment, the lifting process is initiated, but the effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months, as new, stronger collagen and elastin are created. Further improvements can even appear up to six months following a procedure as this collagen-building process continues.

Photos "before and after" the procedure are available for viewing at the following link:

About Julie E. Russak, M.D.

Dr. Russak is a board-certified dermatologist, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She graduated with honors from New York University School of Medicine and completed her dermatology residency at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. She completed an Oncology Melanoma Fellowship with world-renowned melanoma expert Darrell Rigel, M.D., and is the recipient of the Marianne Salzberg Award in Dermatology and the Jonas E. Salk Scholar Award. In addition to having a thriving practice, she is an assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she teaches dermatology residents and medical students.


For more information about Julie E. Russak, M.D., and Russak Dermatology Clinic, visit or follow her practice on Facebook and Twitter (@RussakDerm). To interview or make an appointment with Dr. Russak, contact Juliet Cavallaro at juliet(at)russakdermatology(dot)com or (646) 873-7546.

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