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Ultherapy before and after

Ultherapy before and after photo

Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a premier practice for latest plastic surgery procedures. Led by Dr. H.M. Seify, who is a board certified cosmetic surgeon, the practice provides a safe and friendly environment to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and nearby communities. Dr. Seify is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Apart from devoting his time to his cosmetic surgery practice as well as several innovative non-invasive procedures at his medical spa, Dr. Seify also currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of California at Irvine (UCI medical Center). Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and other areas may consult him for the latest treatments, including Ultherapy for facial rejuvenation.

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is an FDA approved state of the art treatment to enhance facial profile and promote skin tightening in a non-invasive manner. Many patients today seek non-invasive and minimally invasive solutions to achieve facial rejuvenation. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Seify recommends treatments such as Ultherapy for patients who need facial rejuvenation but are unwilling to opt for facelift surgery.

Ultherapy is an ultrasound based treatment that has proved to be very effective in tightening of loose skin around the face and neck. It also helps rejuvenate skin along the eyebrows and chin. However, patients should understand that Ultherapy is not a substitute for facelift cosmetic surgery. The treatment avoids all the risks that are typically associated with a surgically procedure, and involves no recovery period. Results with a single treatment can last for several years.

How does it Work?

Ulthera is a unique technology that makes use of ultrasound energy to stimulate the natural response of body’s own collagen to lift and tighten facial skin and firm up the underlying soft tissue. The technology also involves the use of acoustic imaging that helps a cosmetic surgeon or a certified Ulthera expert to view the soft tissue layers underneath the skin prior to treatment.

This helps ensure accurate and uniform application of ultrasound energy. This added advantage is not available with other non-surgical techniques to stimulate the skin. The outcomes with Ulthera for facial rejuvenation may not be very dramatic like in the case of surgical facelift, but it is ideal for patients looking for subtle and more natural looking results and wish to achieve facial skin tightening and lifting without surgery.

Benefits for Facial Rejuvenation

Ulthera based face lifting and rejuvenation allows focused ultrasound energy to penetrate into the deep foundation beneath the skin for more effective and longer lasting results like surgery. Facial skin tightening is achieved without making any cuts, which offers the benefits of no scars and no disruption of the surface of skin. The top layers of the skin are bypassed and the precise amounts of energy are delivered into the targeted depths to lift the soft tissue. The treatment improves the quality of facial skin from the inside out for more natural looking outcomes.

See more procedures and treatments by Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach | Orange County

There is been a lot of push lately for the supplementation of vitamin D.  The sun is considered an enemy to our health in many ways. Most Americans are advised to consider taking a vitamin D supplement. According to recent study highlighted in a online article, it can be difficult to determine whether your vitamin D supplement is actually worth the investment.

A new analysis of looking at an excess of 17,000 patients found no difference in mortality rates for people who had vitamin D levels that were between 20 and 40 ng/mL of blood .and this is the range the most people fall into. These recent findings from an Institute of Medicine committee which stated that vitamin D levels that were over 20 ng/mL of blood were enough for most people which contrasted the previous cutoff which was 30 ng/mL.

“A lot of people may not require vitamin D supplementation,” says Holly Kramer, MD, lead researcher on the study and associate professor at Loyola University.

According to Kramer’s analysis, nearly 80 million people would no longer be considered to have insufficient vitamin D levels. “I actually don’t supplement a lot of people anymore because most of my patients have a level between 20-30ng/ml,” says Dr. Kramer.

To make matters more confusing, there are a multitude of continuous studies that support the idea that elevating your vitamin D intake could raise your mortality by as much as 8 to 15% according to one professor of medicine at Boston University Medical Center. While extra vitamin D could be beneficial, there are no definitive studies to prove it.

In conclusion most believe that extra D especially during the winter months when most people do not get as much sunshine could have health benefits and for the majority of Americans will not pose serious health risk. The Endocrine Society recommends that most adults get 1,500-2,000 IU a day of vitamin D. Dr. Seify reminds patients that although vitamin D is absorbed into the body through sunshine, it is important to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure. Overexposure to the sun can also cause wrinkles, dry skin, and affect the overall texture of the skin. Dr. Seify offers medical grade skin care treatments within his practice through his on-site medical spa. Patients are able to take advantage of medically supervised skin care treatments with the advantage of stronger more effective ingredients which in turn allows patients to have better longer-lasting results. All injectable services including Botox and fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are performed by Dr. Seify so the patients can benefit from his surgical expertise combined with years of experience performing noninvasive anti-aging treatments. Patients are encouraged to use medical grade skin care as well as medical grade sunscreen products available through Dr. Seify’s experienced aesthetician within his med spa. Patients are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify’s office and schedule a consultation to determine the best recommendations for the healthiest skin possible.

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