The New Non-Surgical Facelift: Lift and Tighten Without Surgery
In the mood for an uplift but not in the mood for plastic surgery? Focused ultrasound just became the perfect solution. Ultherapy – the only FDA approved nonsurgical lifting procedure – has taken over as the latest and greatest treatment in the anti-aging world. Noted by The Wall Street Journal as “the hottest option available”, the Ulthera device delivers precisely placed focal points of safe ultrasound energy. The result? Noticeable lifting and tightening without going under the knife.
Unlike laser treatments, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, specifically targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy actually works from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively. In some ways, Ultherapy is just like an ultrasound imaging procedure that expectant mothers may receive. A smooth handpiece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. This allows your practitioner to “see” where they will treat your skin. But here’s the difference: with Ultherapy, that same handpiece is also used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin, to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift.
In about an hour, your face, neck and brow will begin the transformation process that lifts at the same levels as surgical facelifts. Additional tiered -depth treatment impacts lines and skin that is losing tone and firmness. You’ll enjoy an immediate effect and over the following four to six months, your body will respond to the treatment process by lifting sagging jawline and neck, brow and central face. You’ll look younger and fresher but not “done.” The gradual process will have even those closest to you wondering how you keep looking better and better as the days go by.
With Ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single, 30-60 minute in-office procedure. Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months. 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. To learn more about Ultherapy, contact Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.