WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Not ready for a surgical facelift? Julie Finn, practice manager for Dr Jeannie Chung, says that ULTHERAPY™ is a popular treatment that uses ultrasound energy to lift, tone, and tighten skin on the neck, under the chin, and at the brow. It also can be used to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. The cost ranges between $3,000 to $5,000, de - pending on the size of the area treated. Ultherapy works by introducing broad and shallow sound waves that trigger collagen production, tightening the tissue between the muscle wall and the skin surface. It is best for people with mild to moderate issues and any discomfort can be addressed with pain man- agement options. The great news is that it requires as little as a single visit to achieve results that can last three to five years. No matter which treatment you choose, you should still maintain your skin during these dry winter months with a good routine, namely: sunscreen (SPF 30), regular gentle exfoliation, a healthy diet, and adequate hydration. fitness & health "improve lines and wrinkles" 150 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 Concerned about your double chin and don't want liposuction? You might want to look into KYBELLA™ ($1,500/treatment), the first FDA-approved injectable drug that permanently removes fat cells under the chin. During this 30-minute treatment, a grid of dots is laid out on the desired area under the chin and 10 to 20 small injections are administered. Over a period of days, the body absorbs destroyed fat cells, providing a smoother look. The treatment is repeated in 4 weeks and most areas require 2 to 4 sessions for optimal results. It is recommended for patients with mild to moderate isolated areas of fat and not for those with very loose skin. Dr. Samuel Goos, president of Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, PC, advises, "Patients will see a noticeable change after two treatments. I think we will even- tually see uses for Kybella beyond the under chin area, such as the fat commonly found in the bra area." Pre-Treatment Post-Treatment: 120 days C O U R T E S Y O F D R . J E A N N I E C H U N G Before and after receiving Ultherapy to lift, tone, and tighten the skin

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