Ultrasound Technology Offers a Fresh Take on Facelifts

For years, facelifts have been the gold standard for obtaining a younger, tighter face. However the bruising, swelling and downtime that is typical during the recovery of invasive facelift procedures is no longer required.

Ultrasound Technology Offers a Fresh Take on Facelifts

Through Ulthera, a non-invasive ultrasound procedure, the brow, neck and jowls are visibly lifted, tightened and toned for a more youthful appearance. This non-surgical treatment uses ultrasound in a way that utilizes the body’s own natural healing process to lift and tighten loose skin. Through the procedure, collagen will increase and the skin’s elasticity will improve, meaning that your skin will look visibly younger and healthier, not to mention tighter, at a third of the cost of a traditional facelift. The time-tested energy of ultrasound technology stimulates the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin.

An FDA cleared procedure (the only one of its kind), Ultherapy is a great alternative for patients who seek results, but are worried about the surgery and fiscal aspects that come with a facelift. Not only does the procedure provide results for almost everyone, the visible tightening continues for months.

The procedure can be performed during a simple office procedure lasting anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour. Patients may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time—much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle. Over a course of 2-3 months, patients will see results unfold as their skin continues to improve. Some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting of the skin on the neck, under the chin and on the brow. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.

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