With age comes the loss of skin firmness and elasticity often present during youth.
Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists offers a range of procedures to fight the aging process including Ultherapy®This is the only noninvasive FDA approved treatment available today that is capable of lifting the brow. In addition, clinical trials on the treatment have found that significant results were achieved in the cheek, jawline and neck areas as well, creating a more rejuvenated appearance.
Patients undergo this type of procedure for a range of reasons including:
- Drooping of the cheeks
- Laxity of the jowls and neck
- Laxity of the skin
- Staying one step ahead of the aging process
- Those who have a lowered brow and excess eyelid skin
By using the power of an ultrasound, dual board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta is able to focus on the underlying muscle layers, causing thermalcoagulation points of heat, also known as TSP. By engaging this, the body is able to procedure its own collagen, resulting in the affected areas being lifted.The treatment lasts about an hour in total.
Most patients only require one treatment to achieve their desired results, but the treatment can be repeated within three months to a year if desired. Results range from one to two years.
Before the procedure is performed, an extensive consultation will be completed, as well as before and after photographs. Before it begins, a cool ultrasound gel is applied to the treatment area, and as the process continues, heat can often be felt building beneath the skin. Two passes are made in each area for optimal results.
Immediately following treatment, you will most likely feel a mild to moderate sunburn-like sensation. Although ice should not be used, aloe gel orHydrocortisone cream can be. Mild redness may also occur, but will likely disappear within two to three days.
There is no downtime necessary for this form of treatment. Learn more about thison our website.