One of the most visible signs of aging is facial skin wrinkles caused by a decrease in the amount of collagen production as well as by environmental factors. As we age, the tissues beneath the facial skin begin to collect and hold more fatty tissue, and the skin cannot support this extra weight. Also known as a non-surgical facelift, Ultherapy® can virtually eliminate these lines and other signs of aging through a specialized ultrasound treatment. This is a rather simple cosmetic procedure that can help restore your facial skin to its more youthful appearance.
Why Not a Facelift?
A facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today. However, it definitely has its drawbacks. For one, it is an invasive surgical procedure. This means that it involves serious risks, intense discomfort and a lengthy downtime. Some people simply don’t want to put themselves through the hassle of surgery. They want a younger appearance, but they don’t think it’s worth it to put themselves at risk and to miss work for weeks at a time. Other people are willing to undergo surgery, but are unable to for whatever reason.
Ultherapy® is different because it gently lifts the skin in a non-surgical way. The ultrasound energy used during the procedure stimulates collagen production in the deeper skin layers, leading to fresher, younger-looking skin in the treatment area.
Benefits of Ultherapy® Over a Facelift
Ultherapy® is referred to as a non-surgical facelift because it has the potential to make a person look years younger without the need for incisions, tissue removal or a long recovery time. In fact, these treatments involve virtually no downtime and only minimal discomfort. Patients are free to resume most of their normal activities immediately following their treatment session.
Combined with Other Procedures
Depending on the actual location and severity of wrinkles, Ultherapy® may be combined with other procedures for optimal results. For example, if a person is also dealing with dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX® may be used to address this. However, it may need to be done in a separate treatment session.
Learn More About Ultherapy®
We encourage all who are interested in Ultherapy® to consult with the professionals at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville. We can quickly determine whether this is the proper treatment option for you. Although this is not a permanent solution to signs of aging, the results can be quite dramatic and last for a long time with the proper aftercare. You may not need a facelift to accomplish your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Jacksonville Beach!