Deciding Between Ultherapy & the Traditional Face Lift

The older we get, the more changes begin to occur in our faces. Structures weaken, skin begins to sag, lines and wrinkles develop, and the facial shape begins to lose volume. For many Americans, a face lift is the next step to regain a youthful appearance.

The first step is often deciding between a traditional face lift and a non-surgical solution like Ultherapy.


The Traditional Face Lift

The surgical face lift is one of the most well-known procedures of all plastic surgery treatments. For decades, the face lift has been an effective solution for patients to combat signs of aging with results that can last up to 10 years.

The traditional surgical face lift is ideal for people looking to correct sagging jowls, deep folds and wrinkles, excess or drooping skin, or to simply rejuvenate the overall youthfulness of the face. However, because the face lift is an invasive procedure, it takes several weeks to recover from, so it is important that you are able to set time aside from work and your daily routine for recovery.

Ultherapy: The Non-surgical Face Lift Alternative

Ultherapy is a new non-surgical alternative to the traditional face lift that works to tighten and lift the skin around the face. This micro-focused, ultrasound energy treatment targets the area below the skin to stimulate collagen growth and is FDA approved for the brow, face and a neck lift.

Ultherapy is a great alternative for patients that are not quite ready for the surgical procedure or who tend to get too busy during certain times of the year, such as the holidays. An Ultherapy treatment takes between 60-90 minutes and allows patients to immediately return to their daily routine afterwards. The results of an Ultherapy treatment are said to last up to one year, lasting longer than most injectable alternatives.

To learn more about the various facial treatments or to set up a consultation for your own specialized procedure, click below to speak with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Elisa Burgess.

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