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Medical ultrasound now used in new, non-surgical cosmetic procedure

Beverly Hills/Los Angeles is among the first in the nation to offer Ultherapy

Los Angeles, CA – 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 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 in a short, 30-minute procedure.

This non-invasive procedure, called Ultherapy, has been available in Europe, Asia and elsewhere since early 2009, but Dr. Carlo P. Honrado of the Otosurgical Group 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. Honrado. 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. Dr. Honrado explains, “While it’s not a replacement for a surgical face or eye lift, patients like that the process is non-invasive. Once they understand that the results rely on rebuilding the supportive collagen fiber network within the skin, they also appreciate that the effects take place naturally and gradually.”

About Dr. Honrado

Dr. Carlo P. Honrado was raised in New York City. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Honrado went on to complete his medical degree from the State University of New York – Health Science Center at Brooklyn, graduating Magna cum Laude. He completed two years of general surgery at the St. Vincent’s Medical Center and at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. His post-graduate training continued with a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell. He was subsequently accepted to one of the most prestigious fellowships in the country at the University of Washington in Seattle sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Honrado is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology serving the specialty of Head & Neck Surgery. He is also a fellow member of the American College of Surgeons. His entire career has solely focused on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, nose, eyes, ears, head and neck.

He has published over 20 articles and book chapters and has presented topics both nationally and internationally. He serves on multiple committees for the Academy and contributes his expertise in the design of questions for the written examination sponsored by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He recently received the 2008 Faculty Teaching award in the Department of Otolaryngology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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