Dermatologist in Houston On Benefits of Ultherapy™ Skin Treatment
Houston, TX – Plastic surgeons offer a variety of procedures designed to smooth out wrinkles and tighten facial skin, yet numerous people are hesitant to undergo treatment because many of the surgeries are invasive. Houston dermatologist Dr. Paul Friedman and his associate Dr. Jennifer Peterson now offer a non-surgical, non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment known as Ultherapy™. They say the procedure is a great option for patients interested in skin tightening, as it stimulates collagen growth and ultimately improves elasticity by lifting and volumizing the skin. Dr. Friedman adds that offering Ultherapy™ allows the practice to further encompass patients’ aesthetic desires and needs while continuing to promote the highest level of care available.
The Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center offers a comprehensive range of treatments and procedures spanning from CoolSculpting® and BOTOX® Cosmetic, to LAVIV™ and Ultherapy™. Dr. Friedman and his experienced staff are dedicated to the enhancement of patient care through utilization of the newest, most advanced dermatological technology. In an effort to remain a leader in the skin care industry, Dr. Friedman says he consistently strives to stay up-to-date on the latest industry techniques and technological developments, adding that he is proud his practice is able to offer state-of-the-art treatments like Ultherapy™.
Ultherapy™ is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes ultrasonic waves to help facial skin by growing more collagen which results in skin-lifting, skin-tightening, and improved elasticity. The procedure is often performed to help rejuvenate areas with minimal sagging or wrinkling such as the neck and around the eyes. Although some minimally-invasive treatments, like the fraxel laser, can be very effective for facial rejuvenation, Ultherapy™ does not utilize laser technology. As a result, patients are usually able to return to their daily routines immediately after the procedure. Dr. Friedman says recovery time and results may vary among individuals, adding that patients should always talk to their doctors about what to expect post-treatment.
Dr. Peterson says patients can usually expect to see initial results two to three months after the procedure, while full results can be seen at six months. She urges her patients to remain patient with the process and reminds them that the collagen growth under the skin will often cause continuing improvement in the results over time. Dr. Peterson says due to the procedure’s gentle nature, many people find the results to look more natural than other facial rejuvenation treatments. Dr. Friedman adds that whether his patients are interested in Ultherapy™, or any other procedures, they should always consult with a board-certified dermatologist to ensure the safest and most advanced techniques are being used.
About Paul M. Friedman, M.D.
After earning his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Dr. Paul Friedman completed his dermatology training at the New York School of Medicine. He went on to complete a one-year fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic laser surgery at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. Dr. Friedman has twice received the Husik Prize for his dermatologic surgery research, and currently serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical School, Department of Dermatology. An author and co-author of multiple medical book chapters and articles, he has been invited to speak to many prestigious groups including the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery among others. Dr. Friedman has been innovative in the development of laser systems and techniques used in dermatology worldwide. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
About Jennifer Peterson, MD
A graduate of Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Dr. Jennifer Peterson is an experienced dermatologist dedicated to areas such as laser procedures, leg vein treatment, and both surgical and non-surgical techniques. She completed a three-year residency in dermatology at Texas Tech University School of Medicine, serving as chief resident in her final year. Dr. Peterson belongs to numerous medical organizations including American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery among others. She has twice received the Kenneth Nelner, M.D. Resident Researcher of the Year Award, and continues to stay active in the medical community. Dr. Peterson is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Friedman’s Houston practice is located at 6400 Fannin, Suite 2720, Houston, TX 77030, and can be reached by phone at 713-900-3900. His New York office is located at 317 E. 34th St., New York City, NY 10016, and can be reached via phone at 917-745-5029. He may also be contacted online at dermlasersurgery.com and facebook.com/paulmfriedmanmd.