New, Ulthera Non-Surgical Facelift Technology Now Available in Seattle

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Dr. Victor R. Michalak, Dermatologic Surgeon in Issaquah, WA is one of the first in the Seattle area and the nation to offer Ultherapy™, an innovative technology for non-surgical face lift utilizing ultrasound.

Dr. Michalak treats a patient with Ultherapy

"We now have the ability to use ultrasound imaging to SEE the layers of tissue we want to treat below the surface of the skin, and then focus the same ultrasound energy to TREAT just the targeted tissue," says Dr. Michalak.

With the increasing demand for non-surgical aesthetic procedures, FDA’s recent clearance of an ultrasound device in September 2009 has come as great news to consumers, especially those in this community, home to one of the first of these Ulthera™ Systems in Seattle and the nation.

While drawing on the same reliable ultrasound principles that physicians and patients have trusted for decades, the Ulthera System is considered a first-of-its-kind technology because it utilizes ultrasound energy on the face and neck to lift and tighten the skin.

This non-invasive procedure, called Ultherapy™ has been available in Europe, Asia and elsewhere since early 2008. Dr. Victor R. Michalak, Medical Director of Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah is pleased to be among the first physician innovators adopting the technology in the U.S.

“We now have the ability to use ultrasound imaging to see the layers of tissue we want to treat below the surface of the skin, and then focus the same ultrasound energy to treat just the targeted tissue”, says Dr. Michalak. Because this is accomplished without disrupting the epidermis, or top layer of skin, patients experience no downtime whatsoever. The treatment triggers the body’s own regenerative response, which in turn results in a firming, tightening and actual lifting of skin tissue over time.

About Seattle Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Victor Michalak

A highly regarded cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Michalak has performed thousands of cosmetic surgery procedures. He performs only those cosmetic surgery procedures which he knows are safe, and with which he is thoroughly familiar. Using the latest, state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, he is able to achieve optimal aesthetic results.

At Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah, Inc., Dr. Michalak performs a wide range of procedures including laser treatments, cosmetic surgery of the face, liposuction of the face and body, and innovative treatments for aging and sun-damaged skin. He was the first physician to introduce cosmetic laser skin resurfacing to the Northwest region and among the first in the country to perform tumescent liposuction, after being personally trained by the doctor who invented the technique. He was also the first to do SmartLipo in Seattle, which both tightens skin tissue and induces new collagen production.

An article titled “Ultherapy:™ Breaking the facelift sound barrier” was presented recently in The Issaquah Press. Media inquiries and patients interested in learning more about the services offered by Dr. MIchalak can learn more at


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